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Najee Rasheed born in New York, NY is a Jazz/Smooth Jazz artist.

He was a member of Chaka Khan’s band in 1983, (The Ain’t Nobody Tour). In addition to all the saxophones (Tenor, Alto and Soprano), Najee is an accomplished flutist. He attended The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. He is one of the first innovators of Urban Contemporary Jazz/Smooth Jazz, which grew in popularity throughout the 1990’s to this day. His first 4 albums certified Gold by the RIAA. He was nominated for a Grammy in 1988 for “Najee’s Theme”. He won the Soul Train Music Awards in 1993 and 1995 for best Jazz Artist. Most recent awards include The NAACP Image Awards 2006 and the 2008 Trumpet Awards.

Najee has performed and recorded with other artists, including singers Freddie Jackson, Will Downing, Phil Perry, Prince, Patti Labelle, Phyllis Hyman, and Jeffrey Osborne. He has recorded and performed with instrumentalists Marcus Miller, Herbie Hancock, Stanley Clarke, Larry Carlton, Billy Cobham, Charles Earland, Paul Jackson Jr. and George Duke. In 1998 He recorded a tribute album in honor of Stevie Wonder, featuring covers of songs from Wonder’s 1976 album, Songs in the Key of Life. He also played and toured with Prince from 2001 to 2003 and recorded The “Rainbow Children” CD and is featured on the “One Night Alone” (Live)CD. His greatest-hits album, The Best of Najee, was released in 1998.

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  • LOVES-DESIRE

    Najee - what a Gift he has been given .... The Music that he creates, there are not words to describe .... So very Gifted and Talented in more than one instrument ..... You're the Best - Najee .... LOVES-DESIRE - NAJELA'!

    29 Jun 2013 Reply
  • UsPeaches

    I love u Najee :)

    31 Aug 2012 Reply
  • fire_flex

    Amazing!!

    20 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ClaraSabenca

    Najee é maravilhoso!

    13 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Lozano123

    I miss the hayday of smooth jazz. late 80's early 90's. Najee was a huge part of that.

    2 Dec 2011 Reply
  • titakers

    Najee is a fantastic sax man better yet with all horns.

    7 Mar 2011 Reply
  • TonyTheTigger

    I saw Najee at his live CD/DVD recording concert in Buffalo, NY, last week. WOW! He was fantastic. I have to admit I always forget how good he is on the flute, too. Great show.

    1 Oct 2010 Reply
  • cinefilo73070

    Una elegante y sutil combinacion de grover wasington y kenny g

    7 Jul 2010 Reply
  • misswrite

    Wow...I would love to be making some "sweet love" to this fine, talented man...mmmm..play that sexy sax boy!

    12 Jun 2010 Reply
  • discotequedude

    I wish CD 101.9 FM New York was still on the air because it was the only radio station that played music by Najee. Thank Goodness for sites such as Last.fm for having these songs for us to listen to!

    12 Apr 2010 Reply
  • JNS_

    Best !

    18 Feb 2010 Reply
  • uramaa

    najee we need to your new songs please man just a one song

    8 Oct 2009 Reply
  • jmuny29

    just setting back kicking it... ( jmuny29 )

    14 Sep 2009 Reply
  • UsPeaches

    I luv u 2 Najee:-)

    18 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Urban_Girl-93

    I LOVE YOU NAJEE!!!

    15 Jan 2009 Reply
  • indiescutable

    i can't stand that picture

    9 Jan 2009 Reply
  • VIVACIOUS44

    JUST TAKES YOU AWAY --TO CLOUD 9

    10 Sep 2008 Reply
  • barberdiaz

    ahhhhhhhhamazing artist.

    15 Aug 2008 Reply
  • gigi519

    Check out J.P. DeLaire new CD IN My Life!!!!! http://www.last.fm/music/J.P.+DeLaire Great Sax and Vocals

    13 May 2008 Reply
  • 80sfever

    He made a nice cover of Sweet Love. But it was my idea to play that song with sax. Alright.

    17 Apr 2008 Reply
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