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Jerome Najee Rasheed


Jazz musician known by his middle name of Najee. He’s received acknowledgement for his albums Najee’s Theme, Tokyo Blue, Embrace, and My Perspective. He toured with Prince from 2000 to 2003. He discovered how to perform the clarinet when he was eight-years-old and analyzed various types of jazz developing up before buying the soprano sax. His 1st major gigs had been on USO trips. He’s performed with as well as for a number of popular musicians and globe market leaders, including a overall performance at Nelson Mandela’s birthday. His sibling Fareed has offered as his supervisor. He offers two additional brothers and two sisters, aswell as six kids of his personal. A part of his research included use Billy Taylor’s Jazzmobile.

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Full Name Najee
Date Of Birth November 4, 1957
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Profession Jazz Singer
Education Manhattan School of Music
Nationality American
Parents Mary Richards
Siblings Fareed Rasheed
Awards Soul Train Music Award for Best Jazz Album, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Artist, Soul Train Music Award for Best Jazz Album - Solo
Nominations Soul Train Music Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Performance (CENTRICTV.com), NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album, Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance
Movies Def by Temptation
Star Sign Scorpio

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3 Men and a Little Lady1990performer: "TALKIN'" / writer: "TALKIN'" - as Najee Rasheed
Def by Temptation1990performer: "Najee's Def Theme" / producer: "Najee's Def Theme" / writer: "Najee's Def Theme"



2008 St. Lucia Jazz Festival2009TV MoviePerformer

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Red Hot Rock1984Video composer: song "Lovelite"



The 7th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Arsenio Hall Show1990-1992TV SeriesHimself
The 5th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Def by Temptation1990Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1987-1990TV SeriesHimself
Showtime at the Apollo1987TV SeriesHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHimself
16th Annual Trumpet Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
2006 Trumpet Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
2005 Trumpet Awards2005TV SpecialHimself

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