Born and raised in New York City, Nabaté Isles went on to receive his BM from the Eastman School of Music and his MA from New York University. He has performed and/or recorded with unique artists such as Mos Def, James Newton, Charli Persip, Christian McBride, Dianne Reeves, Philip Bailey, Jeffrey Osbourne, Steve Coleman, Ravi Coltrane, Lonnie Plaxico, Mike Longo, Steve Wilson, Nicholas Payton, Oliver Lake, Fred Ho, Freda Payne, the Mingus Big Band, Rochester Pops Orchestra and the José Limon Dance Company. Nabaté also 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 the Christian McBride Big Band’s Grammy-winning album, ‘The Good Feeling’ as well as the band’s performance at the White House for the last concert under President Barack Obama’s administration.
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