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. A graduate of Long Island University, Imraan holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a minor degree in Music. During his time at LIU, he played lead alto and soprano sax in the jazz ensemble, jazz combo, symphonic band, and wind ensemble. He has studied with Andy Fusco (of Buddy Rich and Mel Lewis renown), T.K. Blue, and Richie Iacona.
Imraan has had the pleasure of appearing at mainstream venues throughout NYC including Zinc Bar, Iridium, and Dizzy’s. International appearances include 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 completed his first album “Começando”. The album reflects years spent focused primarily on the study of more popular jazz with a heavy Latin and Brazilian influence. The album was released in early 2019.