Today In Jazz

Happy Birthday Jaleel Shaw!

February 11

A strikingly creative and original saxophonist is celebrating his 38th birthday today – best wishes to Jaleel Shaw, known to music fans around the world for his years featured in drummer Roy Haynes’ band.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa., Jaleel was mentored by many great players, including Grover Washington Jr., and scholarships to Berklee and Manhattan School of Music soon followed.

We are proud to have presented Jaleel Shaw in concert as a leader and also as a member of the NJMH AllStar Big Band.

Besides his high profile work with Roy Haynes, Shaw has also been featured in the Mingus Big band, and increasingly with his own units.

Here are some samples of what he can do – with Roy Haynes

And from his most recent album: