Nasar Abadey


Drummer and Composer Nasar Abadey is the founder, leader and driving force of SUPERNOVA®. Based in Washington, DC Abadey has also built a solid reputation as a sideman with several groups, and has recorded and/or performed with many national artists throughout his career. Abadey began playing drums at age five. Drawing influences from powerhouse drummers… View Article

Nasar Abadey Appearing with Jazz Vocalist, George V. Johnson, Jr.


DC Jazz Fest FREE Weekend Concert Featuring: George V. Johnson Jr., Vocals Deante Childres, Piano Herman Burney, Bass Fred Foss, Sax Nasar Abadey, Drums   Friday, June 12, 2015 @ 5:00PM
 National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden 6th & Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb.html
(202) 737-4215 http://dcjazzfest.org/george-v-johnson-jr

Friday Night Jazz Presents: INNER URGE


FRIDAY, March 6th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Westminster FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ!     Nasar Abadey, Drums        Allyn Johnson, Piano       James King, Bass Lyle Link, Tenor Sax           Thad Wilson, Trumpet     Antonio Parker, Alto Sax        Westminster Presbyterian Church 400 I Street Southwest,… View Article

Intersections in Space SUPERNOVA Meets Synchronicity and Divine Order


Atlas Performing Arts Center – Washington, DC Nasar Abadey and S.D.S. SUPERNOVA — DIVINE ORDER — SYNCHRONICITY    SAMPLES from the Performance: Eternal Surrender – Nasar Abadey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXyRyNYSHP8 Afro Blue by Mongo Santamaria, feat Lori Williams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbd0hCDpiJk Lift Every Voice and Sing and The South African National Anthem (Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgmVIITpxUE More… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4EhOXtQH2r9i23ZSfTNzRA In… View Article

GENERATIONS Legacy Bands – Father and Son Concert


DC musical treasure, Drummer Nasar Abadey and his band SUPERNOVA® intersect their multi-dimensional and multi-directional Jazz with the sound of the future – KUSH, a band led by his multi-talented son. This celebration of inter-generational American music, builds a nexus between traditional jazz modalities from seasoned musicians with the young lions inserting today’s musical codes… View Article

Jazz in the Civil Rights Movements


In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Nasar Abadey and SUPERNOVA® perform jazz compositions inspired by the Civil Rights movement, including excerpts from Max Roach’s We Insist!— Freedom Now Suite, as well as works by John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, and Cal Massey. “Jazz in the Civil Rights… View Article