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....
The Smooth Side of SoulShanachie Records
Mind Over MatterHeads Up International
Rising SunHeads Up International
My Point Of ViewHeads Up International
Morning TendernessFAN Records
The Best Of Najee
Plays Songs From The Key Of LifeEMI
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- The Smooth Side of Soul by Jeff Winbush
- Mind Over Matter by Jeff Winbush
- Rising Sun by Jeff Winbush
- My Point of View by Woodrow Wilkins