Born: December 30
The Nazir Ebo Group (11-19 yrs old), has a tough act to follow with his older brother, 20-year-old drummer Justin Faulkner, who plays for Branford Marsalis. Nazir spent his childhood surrounded by music, and the 11 year old, now stands at the forefront of modern jazz.
Clearly talented, he attended the Philadelphia Clef Club as a way to practice the drums and learn to be comfortable in front of others. Since then he has performed at Chris's Jazz Café, the West Oak Lane Jazz Festival, Cape May Jazz Festivals, The Firehouse Café, and several others. Nazir plans to entertain audiences at many more locations in the months and years to come.
AwardsRead more: http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/news-and-opinion/Little-Jazz-Man-69319297.html#ixzz1Z5QoVijQ http://jumpphilly.com/2011/05/31/nazir-ebo-the-11-year-old-drum-prodigy/ http://jazztimes.com/articles/27708-a-place-for-young-jazz-players-in-philly
All photos by Anthony Dean, L. David Hinton or Howard Pitkow photographers.