Kashif Saleem — aka Michael Jones (Dec. 26, 1956 — Sept. 25, 2016) — was an American R&B singer, songwriter, and keyboardist from Manhattan who first emerged as a member of B.T. Express, joining the band in 1974 at age 17 and appearing on their first five albums. After leaving the band, he served as Melba Moore‘s keyboardist on her 1981–83 efforts What a Woman Needs and Never Say Never. As a solo artist, he released a self-titled album on Arista in 1983, followed by four further albums on the label between 1984 and 1989.


  • Kashif (1983)
  • Send Me Your Love (1984)
  • Condition of the Heart (1985)
  • Love Changes (1987)
  • Kashif (1989)

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