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Multi-Platinum, Multi-Grammy Nominated Saxophonist/Flautist
available for dates worldwide now!


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HOME BASE: Studio City, CA USA

INSTRUMENTS: Saxophone and Flute

COLLEAGUES : Al Jarreau, Prince, Will Downing, Eric Benet, Jeff Lorber, Chaka Khan, Phil Perry, Regina Belle,Patti Labelle, Incognito, Anita Baker, Freddy Jackson, Meliísa Morgan, Chante Moore, Brian Simpson, and Alex Bugnon.

• Mar 12 - Soiled Dove Underground, Denver CO
• Mar 19 - Jazz in the Gardens, Miami FL
(Feat. Regina Belle and Alex Bugnon)
• Apr 1 - Berks Jazz Fest, Reading PA
(Feat. Chante Moore and Nick Colionne)
• Apr 2 - O'Hare Jazz Fest, Chicago IL
• Apr 9 - Ritz Theatre, Jacksonville FL
• Apr 10 - Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg FL
• Apr 23 - Seabreeze Jazz Fest, Panama City FL
• Apr 28 - Birchmere Jazz Club, Alexandria VA
• Jun 10-11 - Yoshi's, Oakland CA
• Jul 9 - Detroit MI
• Jul 15 - Hartford CT
• Sep 3 - Wolf Creek Amphitheater, Atlanta GA
(Feat. Rachelle Ferrell)
• Oct 7-8 - Scullers, Boston MA
• Oct 13-15 - Rehoboth Jazz Fest, Rehoboth Bch DE
• Nov 5 - Winter Jazz Fest, Columbia SC
• Nov 6 - Augusta GA
• Nov 13 - Virginia Beach VA

COLLABORATIONS : Prince, Eric Benet,
George Duke, Herbie Hancock, Brian Simpson, Paul Jackson, Marcus Miller, Frank McComb, and Freddie Jackson.

Grammy Nomination, for "Best Jazz Album" for "Najee's Theme", 1987

Winner of "Best Jazz Artist" Soul Train Music Awards 1991 and 1993

Nominated for "Outstanding Jazz Album" for
"The Morning After, A Musical Love Journey",
NAACP Image Awards 2014

Nominated for "Best Contemporary Jazz Performance" for "The Morning After, A Musical Love Journey", Soul Train Music Awards 2014

"Najee's Theme"
Top Contemporary Jazz Albums No. 1
Top Jazz Albums No. 8
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums No. 12
The Billboard 200 No. 56


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