Fri.09 - Sat.10  9pm & 11pm


James King - Bass

Allyn Johnson - Piano

With Joe Ford - Fri Only

With Azar Lawrence - Sat. Only


Drummer and Composer Nasar Abadey is the founder, leader and driving force of
his band SUPERNOVA®. Based in Washington, DC Abadey has also built a solid
reputation as a sideman with several groups, and has recorded with many local and
national talents throughout his career. He is currently a percussion faculty member
in the Jazz Studies Dept. at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.
His debut CD, Mirage was released on the Amosaya Record Label and a follow-up
CD Diamond In The Rough, was released on the DPC label in 2011. Abadey has
performed with many jazz greats. Among his credits are Amiri Baraka, Dizzy Gillespie,
Charlie Rouse, Gary Bartz, David Sanchez, Cyrus Chestnut, Sonny Fortune, Ella
Fitzgerald, Eartha Kitt, Kenny Kirkland, Gary Thomas, Stanley Turrentine, Sun Ra,
Frank Morgan, Bobby Hutcherson, Pharaoh Sanders, Malachi Thompson and many
others. Additionally, he has appeared in various festivals including, San Remo (Italy),
Montreal (Canada), Cap City (DC), Virgin Island (Caribbean), JVC (NYC), Morocco
(Africa), Chicago Jazz Festival, Iowa City Jazz Festival, D.C. Loft Jazz Festival,
Atlanta Jazz Festival, Mellon Bank Jazz Festival, (Philadelphia), The East Coast Jazz
Festival, the Free World Jazz Festival (DC), International Children’s Festival (Seattle),
Guatemala City Jazz Festival, Duke Ellington Festival, DC Jazz Festival among others.
Most recently SUPERNOVA® was selected by the US State Department and Jazz at
the Lincoln Center to tour with the American Music Abroad Rhythm Road for 2010. This
one month tour took the band to five (5) countries in East Africa; Rwanda, Uganda,
Ethiopia, Zambia, and Mozambique.

Nasar Abadey and SUPERNOVA® - From the threshold of jazz to beyond space and

Endorsements; Sonor Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Remo Heads, and Vic Firth Sticks