Najee 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.

Najee then met Charles Huggins of HUSH Productions who invited him to record his “Grammy Nominated - Platinum Selling Debut Album” entitled “Najee’s Theme” released by EMI.

Najee embarked on a US tour with Freddie Jackson laying the foundation for what has be become a revolution of Urban Contemporary Jazz.

His sophomore album “Day By Day” also achieved platinum. These albums were followed by “Tokyo Blue”, “Just An Illusion” and “Share My World”, all of which attained gold sale status.

His next EMI recording was dedicated to one of his favorite artists Stevie Wonder entitled “Najee Plays Songs from the Key of Life: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder” which revitalized to a new generation Wonders' memorable classics.

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Najee Concerts

Date Detail Price
Apr11Sat
Najee
Birchmere
Alexandria, VA
May23Sat
Najee
Harrison Opera House
Norfolk, VA
$50 - 90
Jan1Sat
Fall In Love With Brian Mcknight
Pompano Amphitheatre Grounds
Pompano Beach, FL

Albums by Najee

Album Center of the Heart by Najee

Center of the Heart

Shanachie Records
2019

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Album Poetry in Motion by Najee

Poetry in Motion

Shanachie Records
2017

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Album The Smooth Side of Soul by Najee

The Smooth Side of...

Shanachie Records
2012

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Album Mind Over Matter by Najee

Mind Over Matter

Heads Up International
2009

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Album Rising Sun by Najee

Rising Sun

Heads Up International
2007

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Album My Point Of View by Najee

My Point Of View

Heads Up International
2005

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