Nabaté Isles

Nabaté Isles
Nabaté Isles is a Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer, born and raised in New York City. He received his BM from the Eastman School of Music and his MA from New York University. Nabaté released his debut album called, 'Eclectic Excursions' in the Summer of 2018. The independent album has been on the Top-50 in the JazzWeek charts for 6 weeks (peaking at #34) and is receiving critical acclaim. Nabaté has performed, toured and/or recorded with unique artists Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), Christian McBride, Kenny Lattimore, Philip Bailey, Fantasia, Jeffrey Osborne, Jill Scott, Robert Glasper, Dianne Reeves, José James, Savion Glover, Gregory Porter, Freda Payne, Shareefa, Oliver Lake, Steve Coleman, Ravi Coltrane, Steve Wilson, Muhal Richard Abrams, Matthew Shipp, Charli Persip, Mike Longo, Uri Caine, Buster Williams, Grady Tate, Jay Hoggard, Holt McCallany, the Mingus Big Band, and the José Limon Dance Company. He composed a solo double bass composition called 'Lessons', which was premiered by world-renowned double bassist James VanDemark at Louisiana State University. Nabaté also received a commission from the Festival of New Trumpet Music to compose and premiere a new piece which he entitled, ‘We Need Unity in the Community’. Nabaté provided private trumpet instruction to the actor Rob Brown for his role as trumpeter Delmond Lambreaux on the HBO series, ‘Treme’. Nabaté was part of both of Christian McBride Big Band’s Grammy-winning albums, ‘The Good Feeling’ (2012) and ‘Bringin’ It’ (2018) as well as the band’s performance at the White House for the last concert under President Barack Obama’s administration. He has composed five music scores for short films as well as contributing original music to Amos Poe’s innovative film, ‘Empire II’. He recently completed a score for his first feature called, 'The Rhythm in Blue'. Nabaté Isles started his broadcasting career hosting (and still is) a weekly sports television program called 'So Much to Talk About'. Nabaté has done on-air work, co-hosting a SiriusXM boxing show, Going The Distance with the well-respected Teddy Atlas and Wally Matthews as well as producing for SiriusXM NBA Radio.

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Renaissance Man: Performer. Composer. Sportscaster? Meet Eastman Alum Nabaté Isles.