Abdul Al-Khabyyr, Nasyr
Nasyr Abdul Al-Khabyyr. Percussionist, b Hull, Que, 5 Sep 1958. The son of jazz saxophonist Al-Hajj Sayyd Abdul Al-Khabyyr
, Nasyr Abdul Al-Khabyyr was a member of the Dizzy Gillespie band. Both father and son appeared in the 1989 feature film A Night in Havana
. Later, Nasyr Abdul Al-Khabyyr toured with Oliver Jones
and recorded on Jones's album Just Friends
. He played in Montreal clubs during the 1990s. In 2004 he performed with bassist Alain Caron of the Quebec-based jazz group UZEB
and was part of the concert series Final Drummer Kombat with Guy Nadon and Paul Brochu, also of UZEB.
In addition to being an accomplished performer both in the studio and in live settings, Nasyr Abdul Al-Khabyyr has been employed as a percussion teacher at Vanier College and at Concordia University in Montreal. He is the brother of trombonist Muhammad Abdul Al-Khabyyr.
John A. Mihalovic