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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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)
...an articulate powerhouse player. -The Ottawa Citizen
Shaw reveals an awesome control and command of the alto
Willing to teach
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.
Clinics range from Practice techniques, Large and Small Ensemble group
concepts, The Music Business, Composition, the Saxophone, and Jazz History.