Najee, one of smooth jazz’s greatest performers, will be in concert this Saturday at Clark Atlanta University for the Clark Atlanta University Guild’s “Jazz Under the Stars” fundraiser. Kathleen Bertrand will also be performing for his event that benefits music programs at the university.
Najee will arrive earlier in the week for workshops with CAU students. He spoke with us by phone from Los Angeles where he is busy recording a new album. He says the show will feature his trade mark smooth jazz but will also pay tribute to traditional jazz and R+B. He will play some of his greatest hits as well as songs from the album he is working on both in LA and the UK. The new songs include a remake of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Wave” where Najee will play the flute and a cover of “You’re the Biggest Part of Me” with Najee on soprano sax, the instrument he is best known for.