Imraan Khan is a New York City-based saxophonist with a diverse musical background. Early influences were derived from Caribbean music, traditional straight-ahead jazz, and bebop. In the last few years Imraan focused on Brazilian music, particularly samba jazz, bossa nova, and Baião. He has toured and performed in Brazil several times in recent years. 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 Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and Jazz a Vienne in France, as well as appearances in Montreal Canada and festivals in Brazil. His peers describe his playing as heavily influenced by Eric Dolphy, Sonny Stitt, Stan Getz, and Paquito D’Rivera, among others.
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.