The Nth Power is a quartet of R&B/funk magicians with world-class improvisational chops.
At a 3 AM jam session during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz Fest, four virtuoso musicians discovered they had natural chemistry—and with that, The Nth Power was born. With Nikki Glaspie (drums), Nate Edgar (bass), Nick Cassarino (guitar, vocals), Weedie Braimah (percussion) and Courtney “Jay-Mel” Smith (keyboard, vocals), The Nth Power fearlessly fuses musical genres.
The Nth Power’s band members have all had illustrious careers. Drummer Glaspie, for example, graduated from the esteemed Berklee College of Music and spent five years touring with Beyoncé before working with New Orleans funk band Dumpstaphunk, Ravi Coltrane, Matt Garrison and Chaka Khan. A veteran touring band, The Nth Power has also spent time in the studio. Their debut EP, Basic Minimum Skills Test (2013), was followed by Abundance (2015), a full-length album recorded with acclaimed producer Ira Schickman (Chaka Khan, Kylie Minogue, ‘N Sync).