October 31, 2004

Najee Signs With Heads Up Label

Veteran saxophonist Najee is the latest artist with the Cleveland-based Heads Up label, joining recent signee and saxophonist Walter Beasley.

Najee_bw.jpgVeteran saxophonist Najee has just signed a contract with the Heads Up record label and is currently working on new songs for first album on the label. The album is expected to be released next August.

The new album will be the follow-up to Embrace from 2003, which was on the N-Coded label. Before that, Najee’s albums included Morning Tenderness and Songs From The Key Of Life, a tribute to Stevie Wonder.

Najee is the recipient of many music awards, including the Soul Train Music Award for Best Jazz Artist in 1991 and 1993. Over the years, he has worked with artists such as Quincy Jones, Patti LaBelle, George Duke, Lionel Richie and Jonathan Butler. Most recently, Najee performed with Prince.

Najee is joining a Heads Up roster that is also home to, among others, Pieces of a Dream, Nestor Torres, Hiroshima, Spyro Gyra, Doc Powell and newcomer Walter Beasley.

Posted by Brian Soergel at October 31, 2004 1:21 AM