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Primary Instrument: Saxophone

A native New Yorker, Najee began his iconic career playing clarinet, saxophone and flute in his hometown Jamaica, Queens New York. While in high school his tutelage included not only Jimmy Heath but Frank Foster, and Dr. Billy Taylor at the Jazzmobile in Harlem. Honing his skills as a flutist he additionally studied with Harold Jones at the Manhattan School of Music.

Along with his brother Fareed, he continued his musical scope at the “New England Conservatory of Music” in Boston with a concentrated study in performance and composition. Upon their return to New York, they were invited to tour with the songstress Chaka Khan through his association with Me'lisa Morgan who at the time was a background vocalist....
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Music

Featured recording “The Smooth Side of Soul”

The Smooth Side of Soul

Shanachie Records
2012
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    The Smooth Side of Soul

    Shanachie Records
    2012
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    Mind Over Matter

    Heads Up International
    2009
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    Rising Sun

    Heads Up International
    2007
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    My Point Of View

    Heads Up International
    2005
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    Morning Tenderness

    FAN Records
    1998
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    The Best Of Najee


    1998
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    Plays Songs From The Key Of Life

    EMI
    1995
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