Upcoming events!!

March 10th, 2020  7:30 pm

FREE Jazz Concert  Montgomery College

Come listen to live jazz!

Muneer Nasser on Trumpet & Flugelhorn, Elijah Easton on Saxophone, Chris Stiles on Piano, Gerhard Graml on Bass, and Julian Berkowitz on drums.

Catch this fiery set. FREE Concert featuring songs from Muneer Nasser's new CD "A Soldier's Story" which is a tribute to his father  jazz bassist Jamil Nasser.

Bring your family and all friends along with you!

Montgomery College, Recital Hall, Music Building, Rockville Campus 

240-567-5209 for more information about this concert.


Purchase a signed copy of the new  CD "A Solider's Story"  and book  Upright Bass: The Musical Life & Legacy of Jamil Nasser!

April 2020  

  Howard University

Purchase a signed copy of the new  CD "A Solider's Story"  and book  Upright Bass: The Musical Life & Legacy of Jamil Nasser!

Jamil Nasser Playing Bass

Upright Bass:


The Musical Life and Legacy of Jamil Nasser


George Joyner, Jamil Sulieman, and Jamil Nasser are three names that appear on the records of Phineas Newborn, Lou Donaldson, Ahmad Jamal, and Red Garland. These names identify one jazz bassist, composer, and jazz advocate, who made an indelible mark in the jazz world for over fifty years.


Upright Bass chronicles his evolution from a young bassist on Beale Street to a top flight bassist on the New York Jazz scene.  Miles Davis harbored curiosity about the environment that produced Jamil and three Memphis musicians he hired in 1963. "I wondered what they were doing down there when all the guys came through that same school."

Nasser's narrative captures the untold stories of two piano giants Phineas Newborn and Oscar Dennard. He also shares anecdotes about his mentors: Papa Jo Jones, Lester Young, Charles Mingus, Oscar Pettiford, and Ray Brown. Moreover, Jamil describes his decade long tenure with Ahmad Jamal, which included a life-threatening imprisonment in South America. Finally, we learn about the perils of heroin addiction, his plight as an outspoken jazz artist fighting for greater union representation, media access, healthcare, and self-ownership.

"This is a celebratory and worthy tribute to a jazz great!"

Publisher's Weekly

"A compelling as-told-to memoir...!"

New York City Jazz Record

"A fascinating portrait of a straightahead bass player"

Jazz Journal -UK

"Muneer's Nasser rhythmic prose swings joyfully through the life & times of one of jazz's greatest and most innovative bassists."

The Journal of Roots Music


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