Jaleel Shaw, alto saxophonist, is currently a member of the Roy Haynes Quartet, Charles Mingus Big Band, and performs in various clubs in New York City and abroad with various groups, including the Jaleel Shaw Quintet. Jaleel can be heard on recent recordings from the Roy Haynes Quartet, Mingus Big Band, The Either Orchestra, The Count Basie Big Band, and Jeremy Pelt Quartet. He recorded his first Perspective for the Fresh Sound in February of 2004. The CD was released in 2005 and was proclaimed one of the top debut albums of that year by All About Jazz. In 2008, Jaleel launched his own record label Changu Records, on which he released his sophomore recording Optimism.