Khalif Neville was born into the musical gumbo that is New Orleans Louisiana, he was also born into the musical gumbo that is the 'First Family of Funk', The Neville's. He moved to Massachusetts at a young age and studied with his father Charles Neville of The Neville Brothers from his early days. Combing his fathers ageless knowledge of the birth of Jazz, Blues, Funk and many other great styles of music, with his own contemporary innovations and ideas, Khalif tends to lay down a killer set.
A ride on the St. Charles Avenue trolley in New Orleans early in the morning may catch Charles Neville in his favorite location practicing T'ai Chi. The Neville Brother most known for his pursuit of Eastern spiritual knowledge is also the family's keeper of the horn. His brothers affectionately refer to him as "The Horn Man." His saxophone won him a Grammy in 1989 for his haunting rendition of "Healing Chant" on the Yellow Moon CD. But the instrument's history goes way back for this artist with five decades of musical experience, long predating the formation of the family band in 1977. He has lived in Massachusetts for 20 years, and his most recent musical endeavors have been with the next generation of Neville's, his sons, whom he plays with extensively around the New England area.