Jaleel Shaw, alto saxophonist, is currently a member of the
Roy Haynes Quartet, Charles Mingus Big Band, and performs
in various clubs in New York City and abroad with various
groups, including the Jaleel Shaw Quintet.
Jaleel grew up in Philadelphia, PA, where he studied with
saxophonist Rayburn Wright, Robert Landham, and jazz
instructor Lovette Hines, whose students have included
Christian McBride and Joey Defrancesco.
Jaleel had many mentors in Philadelphia, including John
Blake, Byard Lancaster, Alfie Pollit, and Grover Washington
Jr. Jaleel attended the High School for Creative & Performing
Arts and later transferred and graduated from George
Washington High School.
Upon graduating from high school, he received a full tuition
scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass.
Jaleel attended Berklee for four years and earned a dual
degree in Music Education and Performance in 2000