THE INNOVATIVE NAJEE

Najee once again very poignantly delivers a collection of songs that we can all connect with on his latest album, “The Morning After.” It encompasses stories of love and journeys well traveled, and it debuted #1 Contemporary Jazz album on the Billboard charts. With a career that spans over several years, Najee continues to captivate audiences without fail. Over the years, he has collaborated with everyone from George Duke to Jeff Lorber to Phil Perry. Najee has the ability to create songs that everyone loves and that reach across multiple genres. As is displayed with the release of the single titled “In The Mood To Take It Slow,” featuring his long time friend Meli’sa Morgan, he does this by making music that is accessible and relevant. She was the perfect person for this sensual slow groove. Smooth Jazz radio stations as well as R & B stations have been giving the single a lot of airplay, and fans are starting to request it more. Najee will be on tour throughout the upcoming year, promoting “The Morning After” and continuing to share his new music.

Najee and I discuss it all via Skype.

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THE MARVELOUS MARVIN ROSS

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Marvin A. Ross a 29 year radio veteran was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina.  He was educated in the Charlotte Mecklenburg school system.  After graduating from West Charlotte Senior High School, he attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina.  He received his BS degree in Safety and Driver Education.  During his tenure at the university, he also had extensive training in radio broadcasting through elective courses.  He has worked for the campus radio station, WNAA 90.1 fm, under the direction of several icons in the radio business, including Tony Welborne, Stephen Lipsomb, Yvonne Anderson, Ty Miller and others that have guided him in the booming radio business. As a student he appreciated the genre of jazz, R @ B and old school artist back in the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s 90’s and today.  He has also has worked for WTHP 98.3 in Tomasville, N.C under the direction of Jay Jackson, who is now a pinnacle of the business through radio and records.  Upon graduating in 1987, he worked for the United States Government for 24 years full time at this time, he also received his second commercial job at WCKZ, KISS 102 in Gastonia, North Carolina.  He later moved to WPEG, Power 98 in Concord, North Carolina under the direction of great programmers such as Michael Saunders, Andre Carson, and great personalities such as Skip Murphy, Frankie Darcell, Kevin Foxx, Chirl Girl, Keith Garrett, Chaz, Nate Quick, George “Appollo” Featherbay, Terri Avery, Todd Haygood, and Barbara Taylor and many others.  Marvin now works at WBAV, V101.9 Charlotte where he is now the host of the Sunday Smooth and Contemporary jazz brunch on Sundays from Noon to 3:00 pm.  All of these influences have guided him in where he is now and this is why he is going back to where he started in college…..JAZZ!