ABOUT THE ARTIST
Majid Khaliq is a violinist and composer cut from a different cloth. He has been described by legendary musician Wynton Marsalis as having “a unique blend of improvisation, groove and technical sophistication.” In 2002, Mr. Khaliq graduated from the Juilliard School with a Bachelor of Music and in 2010 with a Master of Arts in Jazz Performance from Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music. Mr. Khaliq has played with great musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Kenny Barron, Antonio Hart, John Blake jr., Itzahk Perlman, Isaac Stern, Mark O’Connor and Regina Carter. In 2008, Mr. Khaliq was the recipient of the prestigious Meet the Composer’s Edward and Sally Van Lier Fellowship Award for his work in composition. In the spring of 2011 he released, The Basilisk, his greatly anticipated debut jazz CD recording. The music on this record comes from an eclectic blend of styles. Influences from European classical form to the freedom of hip- hop are explored with flare and swagger. Majid has also recently released a mixtape album, November 2013 from his hip-hop band Ma*Jid entitled Sfumato Symphony Volume 1. Sfumato Symphony is available on Soundcloud.com as a free download.