Jaleel Shaw

Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Born: February 11, 1978    

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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ASCAP Young Composer Award for " The Heavyweight Champion" - 2006
ASCAP Young Composer Award for " The Flipside" - 2008
”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)

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

“Shaw reveals an awesome control and command of the alto saxophone... The dude really has incredible chops.” - Audiophile Auditions

“...has a maturity and assuredness in his playing and even more so in his composing that's well beyond his years... also shows a fine touch as a ballad player.” -All About Jazz

“Jaleel Shaw's fruitful imagination, meticulous technique, and an elegant playing ability has extracted the young altoist straight from the middle of the infuriated jazz scene...Shaw’s lyricism without any hesitation is undeniable.” - -

“One of the high points of the AQ live recording sessions by the Roy Haynes Quartet in early 2006 (Whereas) was the appearance of young alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw.” -The Jazz Police

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Primary Instrument:
Sax, alto

New York, NY

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

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.

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

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