By: Cherish Lombard, Posted by: Cherish Lombard
Based in Mobile, Alabama, Nahshon, who also goes by his middle name Taqi, began his studies at the age of 15 under Jim Lichtenberger, a strings instructor at Murphy High School and violinist with the Mobile Symphony Orchestra. Naturally gifted with an ear for music and a tireless work ethic, Nahshon later joined the Mobile Youth Symphony Orchestra under the conduction of Dr. Robert Seabacher.
Not long after he graduated from high school, he was offered a chance to perform with seasoned jazz guitarist Dennis Fingeroll Nelson at Bayfest, opening up for Mary J Blige. Nahshon has also performed with legendary jazz trombonist Fred Wesley and International Soprano Lynn Mackie. In addition to these achievements, Nahshon has opened up for decorated producer Kelvin Wooten, artist DeQn Sue, artist Clinton Babers, Southern Soul Veteran Jeremiah Davis, Gospel Legend Maurette Clark Brown, "King of Swing" a.k.a Tucka, and a whole host of others.
Nahshon has performed at:
- The University of South Alabama
- Bishop State Community College
- The University of Alabama at Birmingham
- Mobile's Saegner Theater
- LoDa Art Walk
- Mobile Convention Center
- Mobile Civic Center
- Mobile's Bayfest
- Beyonce's House of Dereon in Houston, TX
- The Devillers Heritage Museum in Pensacola, FL
- MAMGA's Mardi Gras "King & Queens Ball".
A seasoned and exhilirating performer, Nahshon has incorporated choreography and rapping into his sets. Performing a variety of genres from hip hop, folk, smooth jazz, classical and country, Nahshon is one of the most versatile artists and performers in the Southeast region. He always actively looks to push the bounds of his regional and artistic horizons. When not working on his music career, Nahshon finds time to give back to the community by doing non-profit community service events. He has worked with The Boys and Girls club, the Drop Back In Academy, and other generous activities for the youth. Nahshon is one of the original members of the KRL Collective, and is a SESAC affiliate.
You can watch Nahshon perform at the 2nd Annual Sister II Sister Women's Expo at the Mobile Civic Center September 20 from 9:00am - 6:00pm. The expo is an empowering, informative expo designed for all women of all ages. Admission is free. For more information, please http://www.975wabd.com/common/page.php?pt=Sister+II+Sister-+The+Gulf+Coast%27s+Women%27s+Expo&id=7583&is_corp=0