Majid Khaliq

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Majid Khaliq: A violinist, composer, and a bandleader, Majid graduated from the Juilliard School
with a Bachelor of Music in 2002 and a Master of Arts in Jazz Performance from Aaron Copland
School of Music at Queens College in 2010. His music expertise knows no bounds, lending his
talents to various artists including Wynton Marsalis, Mr. Cheeks (from hip hop group The Lost
Boyz), Antonio Hart (jazz saxophonist), Craig G (from hip hop collective The Juice Crew), John
Blake Jr. (jazz violinist), Dyme-a- Duzin (from band Phony Ppl), Itzhak Perlman (classical
musician/world known violinist), Keith David (actor/singer/voice actor), Isaac Stern (Grammy
award violinist), and Regina Carter (jazz violinist). In 2008, Majid was the recipient of the
prestigious Edward and Sally Van Lier Fellowship Award for composition. In 2011, he and his
eponymous band, Ma*Jid, released a debut jazz EP in 2011 called The Basilisk as well as two
mixtapes called Sfumato Symphony Volume 1 & 2. Majid Khaliq’s music is an eclectic blend of
styles and influences, which pull from European classical, jazz, and pop. Majid has been
featured on the Today Show, as well as Oscar Nominated film “Music from the heart”