Born: April 20, 1977 Primary Instrument: Violin
Majid Khaliq is a violinist and composer cut from a different cloth. He has been described by legendary musician Wynton Marsalis as having “a unique blend of improvisation, groove and technical sophistication.” Although classically trained, Mr. Khaliq’s passion and musical palette ranges from the roots of American jazz music to the greats of the Progressive jazz scene. He is quickly establishing himself as a rising talent in the world of jazz. As a young boy growing up in the New York area, Mr. Khaliq demonstrated a serious interest in the recordings of Duke Ellington featuring Ray Nance on violin that he heard his father playing at home...
Awards:2008 Van Lier Award for Composition From Meet the Composer.
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