Jaleel Shaw

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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”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 Instrument

Sax, alto

Location

New York, NY

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background

Jaleel 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 Information

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

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Albums

The Soundtrack of Things to Come
The Soundtrack of...
Changu Records
2013
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Optimism
Optimism
Changu Records
2008
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Perspective
Perspective
Fresh Sound New Talent
2005
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Videos

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