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Over the past twenty years, when musicians and producers in Southern California have needed fresh R&B, funk, or hip hop beats, they’ve called on drummer Jake Najor. A former bandmember of Breakestra, Incredible Moses Leroy, and The Styletones, Najor has performed or recorded with scores of noteworthy artists, including TV on the Radio, Raphael Saadiq, Kelis, Joss Stone, Connie Price and The Keystones backing Big Daddy Kane, De La Soul, and Rodriguez, Karl Denson, Mindi Abair, Sure Fire Soul Ensemble and Empire of the Sun.

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He’s incredible. He’s really like the fixer; someone you call in when you need something done. He’s, literally, the sort of drummer where, if you bring in (a song), and say: This is what I was thinking about doing,’ he does something 20 times better than you could have thought of. And then he says: ‘Something like that?’ And you’ll say: ‘Yeah, totally, because you’re super-human!’ He’s such a sweet and admirable person.

– Tunde Adebimpe 
TV On the Radio

San Diego Troubadour

Jake was honored to be featured by legendary musician, composer, and author, Wayne Riker, as the cover story for the February 2023 issue of the San Diego Troubadour. Wayne did an amazing job capturing Jakes story, and some awesome accolades from his follow musician. Check out the article in its entirety here: Jacob Najor: Drumer With All the Right Grooves.

The Chris Cantore Show

A few months before Covid hit, Jake was invited to talk about the Moment of Truth, In the Cut album with longtime friend Chris, for The Chris Cantore Show, YEW! Podcasts

GHP Radio The indie live spot

Recently, Jake sat down with the fellas of the the GHP Radio The Indie Live Spot to talk about his career in music, and they played and talked about a few songs off of the Jake Najor and the Moment of Truth, In the Cut album.

SoundCheck Flix - Episode 32

Would you guess that one of Jake’s favorite movies is North Shore? He recently got together with Tim and Graham on SoundCheck Flix Podcast to talk music and one of his favorite movies.

SoundCheck Flix – Episode 32: Jake Najor “North Shore” (1987)

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