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Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Zaid Nasser is one of the most authentic voices on saxophone today. As the son of jazz and blues great Jamil Nasser (nee George Joyner), Zaid was born and bred on the jazz scene. As a young saxophonist, he often spent his days with Papa Jo Jones, getting lessons in jazz and life from Ffather Time himself. Early on, he was sitting in with Lou Donaldson and George Coleman. He has been on the New York scene now for over twenty years. He's played with Cecil Payne, Junior Cook, Jon Hendricks, and Harold Mabern. Zaid spent three years with Calvin Newborn's band in Memphis, crisscrossing the south and playing in roadside juke joints, developing a rich, deep sound all of his own...
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Featured recording “Off Minor”

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Off Minor

Smalls Records (2009)

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