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Najee

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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Events

Date Event Time Tickets
Jun10Fri Najee
Yoshi's Oakland
Oakland, CA
8:00 PM
$29.00 - 64.00
Jun10Fri Najee
Yoshi's Oakland
Oakland, CA
10:00 PM
$29.00
Jun11Sat Najee
Yoshi's Oakland
Oakland, CA
7:30 PM
$34.00 - 64.00
Jun11Sat Najee
Yoshi's Oakland
Oakland, CA
9:30 PM
$34.00
Nov13Sun Jazz Legacy Foundation Gala Weekend
Hampton Roads Convention Center
Hampton, VA
4:30 PM
$60.00

Albums

The Smooth Side of Soul
The Smooth Side of...
Shanachie Records
2012
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Mind Over Matter
Mind Over Matter
Heads Up International
2009
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Rising Sun
Rising Sun
Heads Up International
2007
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My Point Of View
My Point Of View
Heads Up International
2005
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[no cover]
The Best Of Najee

1998
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[no cover]
Morning Tenderness
FAN Records
1998
buy

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