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Jaleel Shaw

Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Born: February 11, 1978    

Jaleel Shaw, alto saxophonist, is currently a member of the Roy Haynes Quartet, Charles Mingus Big Band, and performs in various clubs in New York City and abroad with various groups, including the Jaleel Shaw Quintet.

Jaleel grew up in Philadelphia, PA, where he studied with saxophonist Rayburn Wright, Robert Landham, and jazz instructor Lovette Hines, whose students have included Christian McBride and Joey Defrancesco.

Jaleel had many mentors in Philadelphia, including John Blake, Byard Lancaster, Alfie Pollit, and Grover Washington Jr. Jaleel attended the High School for Creative & Performing Arts and later transferred and graduated from George Washington High School....
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Awards

ASCAP Young Composer Award for " The Heavyweight Champion" - 2006
ASCAP Young Composer Award for " The Flipside" - 2008
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    The Soundtrack of Things to Come

    Changu Records
    2013
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    Optimism

    Changu Records
    2008
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    Perspective

    Fresh Sound New Talent
    2005
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Featured recording “The Soundtrack of Things to Come”

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The Soundtrack of Things to Come

Changu Records (2013)
”Where jazz is going, folks like alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw will be steering the way.” -The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw is especially promising, the real thing... a tough personal player... not a bebop revivalist.” - The Chicago Tribune

“Mr. Shaw has a strong voice and an acute temperament.” - The New York Times

“... plays with seductive melodicism.” -The Washington Post

“...a fiery young alto player.” -The Scottsman (Scotland)

“...an articulate powerhouse player.” -The Ottawa Citizen (Canada)

“Shaw reveals an awesome control and command of the alto saxophone.....

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Primary InstrumentSax, alto

LocationNew York, NY

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/BackgroundJaleel Shaw received his Bachelors in Music Education and Performance. He also holds a Masters degree in Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. Jaleel taught Improv, Ensembles, and private saxophhone lessons from 2003 - 2006 and Temple University and he currently teaches private lessons through the New School University.

Clinic/Workshop InformationClinics range from Practice techniques, Large and Small Ensemble group concepts, The Music Business, Composition, the Saxophone, and Jazz History.

Selmer Mark IV Alto Saxophone, Vandoren A6 V16 Mouthpiece, Rico Reeds, Yamaha 62 Soprano, Selmer Mouthpiece, Rico Reeds
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