improviser, composer

Saxophonist Salim Javaid was born in 1991 to a half Czech half Pakistani family in Sokolov (CZ).


While in elementary school, he started to play the recorder for a couple of years before switching to the alto saxophone, and sticking to it ever since.

He worked in large ensembles and big bands as well as in small combos and as a solo artist. His award winning trio "Malstrom" (winner of the 7th European Burghausen Jazz Contest 2015) combines the density and energy of nu metal, rock and metal with the improvisational concepts and aesthetics of jazz and free improvisation.


His playing is defined by microtonal concepts, extended technique and saxophone preparations.

Salim Javaid has worked with German jazz stars such as

composer and saxophonist Niels Klein, Hayden Chisholm, Frank Gratkowski or world class pianist Florian Weber.

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