Imraan Khan is a New York City-based saxophonist who currently performs with several different groups spanning jazz, fusion, funk, classic rock, and Latin genres: he has most recently been heavily involved in the Brazilian jazz scene.
Imraan has had the pleasure of appearing at many venues in NYC and abroad, such as the Lenox Lounge, the American Museum of Natural History, Iridium and the Zinc Bar, as well as showcases like the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Geneva, Switzerland and Jazz a Vienne in Juan Les Pins, France. His main influences include Eric Dolphy, Sonny Stitt, Stan Getz, Maceo Parker, Sonny Rollins, Billie Holiday, LeRoi Moore, and Paquito D’Rivera.
After exclusively studying mainstream jazz, standards, and quintessential repertoire, Imraan began composing and arranging, and is currently working towards the completion of his first album. The album reflects years spent focused primarily on the study of more popular jazz, yet incorporates fresh Latin and Brazilian vibes. The album’s release is expected in 2018.