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Jerome Najee Rasheed (born in , New York on November 4, 1957), known professionally as Najee, is an American and saxophonist and flautist.

 Najee was born on November 4, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA as Jerome Najee Rasheed.

Multi-award winner Najee is one of Contemporary Jazz’s long-standing ambassadors and continues to challenge himself with respect towards his fan base that has further translated to his overall industry longevity. As a lifelong fan of R&B and Jazz music, Jerome Najee Rasheed decided to follow his musical childhood inspirations while developing his woodwind skills. Along the way, the New York native hooked up with the education powerhouse Jazz-mobile program – co-founded by Jazz legend Dr. Billy Taylor and woodwind mentors, Jimmy Heath (The Heath Brothers) and Harold Jones from the New York Philharmonic. Brother Fareed also played a major role in Najee’s musical path as a fellow student with Najee at The New England Conservatory of Music, as a fellow musician and producer and currently as Najee’s manager.


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Jerome Najee Rasheed (born in , New York on November 4, 1957), known professionally as Najee, is an American and saxophonist and flautist.


Internationally acclaimed saxophonist Jerome Najee Rasheed thrilled students and teachers at the Herbert Morrison Technical High School (HMTHS) in Montego Bay last Thursday, before performing at the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival.This year's MOJA Festival presents An Evening of Jazz Under the Stars With Najee on Saturday evening at the elegant Cistern facility on the College of Charleston campus. Born Jerome Najee Rasheed, the 49-year-old musician and two-time Grammy nominee studied music in New York and became a professional sax and flute man in his late teens. His technical proficiency and smooth, expressive style led to collaborations and sideman gigs with a variety of acts, including Chaka Khan and Alisa Morgan, Freddie Jackson, Victor Bailey, Prince, and Stanley Clark.