Drummer, Nazir Ebo has been performing since he was 9 years old and taking the stage as part of the Clef Club Youth Ensemble, Kimmel Center Youth Orchestra and a long side noted jazz musicians like Tim Warfield and his brother Justin Faulkner. Nazir spent his childhood surrounded by music, and 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 LaRose Jazz Club special Friday Session, the West Oak Lane Jazz Festival, Cape May Jazz Festivals, The Firehouse Café, the James Michener Museum, South Restaurant and several others.
“One in a long line continuing a Philly tradition of excellence. The inter-
generational sharing in our Jazz community is unrivaled in the world and
always has been. The resulting legends that hail from our city speak for
themselves. Now if only we had more venues for these young lions to
hone their skills and for the old lions to mentor them. Were it not for La
Rose, the Clef Club and new efforts like Little Bar, the loss of icons like
Ortlieb's would be a crushing blow.
All photos by Anthony Dean, L. David Hinton or Howard Pitkow