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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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Discography

Poetry in Motion

Poetry in Motion

Shanachie Records
2017

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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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