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Nabate Isles on his Eclectic Excursion

VIDEO: Nabate Isles takes us on an eclectic excursion talking about his debut album and the life of one musician

In this video, Grammy award-winning trumpeter, and composer, Nabate Isles, joins journalist Kizzy Cox and comedian Onika McLean to talk about his first album, Eclectic Excursions, which is available worldwide.

What we learned from Nabate is that in addition to being a great musician, he is a multi-tasker. In between, playing in bands around the world, composing music, creating an album, Nabate is an executive producer a Sirius/XM NBA Radio. Nabate played at the White House in a Tribute to Ray Charles during the Obama Administration and obviously, he is connected to other artists in the music industry such as Usher, Mos Def, and Busta Rhymes to name a few.




In Memoriam: Bobby Hutcherson, Julius Freeman, George Curry

The world has lost jazz great Bobby Hutcherson; Tuskegee airman Julius Freeman; and George Curry, a civil rights journalist, and Editor-in-Chief and founder, Emerge magazine 

What's The 411 bids farewell to:

• Jazz great Bobby Hutcherson; passed away at age 75 on August 15, 2016. Hutcherson, considered one of the great vibraphonists, was suffering from emphysema since 2007.
Julius Freeman, one of the famed and Documented Original Tuskegee Airmen (DOTA), passed away at age 89 on July 22, 2016. Freeman was a resident of Springfield Gardens, Queens.
• Civil rights activist, journalist, and Editor-in-Chief and Founder, Emerge magazine, George Curry, died on August 20, 2016, at age 69. Curry, considered the "dean of black press columnists", died of heart failure.

May they all rest in peace.

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