Nabaté Isles is a Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer, born and raised in New York City. Nabaté released his debut album called, 'Eclectic Excursions' in the Summer of 2018. The independent album was in the Top-50 in the JazzWeek charts for 6 weeks (peaking at #34) and is receiving critical acclaim. The album features a plethora of great musicians like Elzhi, Sam Barsh (who produced the album as well), Christian McBride, Nate Smith, Ben Williams, Johnathan Blake, Brad Jones, Jimmy Owens, David Gilmore, Adam Klipple, Stacy Dillard, Jaleel Shaw, Lauren Sevian, Ku-umba Frank Lacy, Elena Pinderhughes, Alita Moses, Michael Mayo, Kaveh Rastegar, Allakoi Peete and others.
Until this point, he's had a glorious journey. During his high school years, Nabaté represented the fifth generation of jazz for the preview of the Louis Armstrong Archives, with trumpet greats Dr. Donald Byrd, “Doc” Cheatham, “Dizzy” Gillespie, Jimmy Owens, Jon Faddis and Wynton Marsalis. Nabaté also appeared in a Coca-Cola commercial, directed by John Singleton and produced by Roy Eaton. While attending Eastman, Nabaté was a featured soloist with the Rochester Pops Orchestra. Nabaté also participated in the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz summer program at Aspen Snowmass and its Jazz Gala at the Kennedy Center. He went on to receive his BM from the Eastman School of Music and his MA from New York University.