Jazz and calypso saxophonist and flautist who collaborated with many jazz greats during his life, including Terry Cox.
He attended the Alpha Boys School and played in Baba Motta's band, going on to make music in Europe and in Jamaica.
He released many jazz recordings as a sideman, including Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series, Vol. 1 with the Quincy Jones Big Band.
He was born and grew up in Kingston, Jamaica.
McNair was invited to play with Charles Mingus in a London quartet in the early 1960s.