Grammy-nominated & Billboard charting saxophonist and music producer, FKAjazz (Samir Zarif) was born & raised in Houston, TX. Prior to becoming “FKAjazz,” he recorded, toured and performed as a saxophonist with such luminaries as Nicholas Payton, Jill Scott, DJ Jazzy Jay, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, and Miguel Zenón. In 2016, he debuted as “FKAjazz” at New York City’s Webster Hall, and released his first album “Stereotype Threat” in 2017. He has been acclaimed as “an artist who refuses to be pinned down” (Soultracks.com) and lauded for blending “a new vision and old-school precision to create an exciting new take on jazz” (TheDeliMagazine.com). More to the point, United Press International concludes FKAjazz “fearlessly plays with precision and a passion that takes you on a musical journey like no other. There is Greatness here.” Find him on Twitch (fkajazz).