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Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: January 3, 1982

Best known for his contemporary saxophone sound, multi- instrumentalist Oliver Miguel is equally comfortable performing live or working in recording studios, playing guitars, keyboards, composing, arranging and producing. As dynamic on stage as he is in the studio, his performances have been described as “an emotional and intimate experience.” (www.thelivemusicreport.com), and his recordings have been reviewed as “...rigorous improvisation and daring non- conformist arrangements make this an adventure.” (www.ejazznews.com). A graduate of Mount Royal Conservatory (2003), Humber College of Music (2005) and Thompson Rivers University (2009), Chilean born Oliver Miguel regularly works in various genres: Jazz, Latin, Flamenco, Pop and Hip-Hop. Miguel's diversity and multiple talents are featured on his debut album “Esperanza” (2003). His expertise as an arranger and producer can also be heard on vocalist Janelle Monique's album “You Go To My Head” (2008), where he recorded various instruments and received rave reviews. His much anticipated album “Aire” (2010) features some incredibly accomplished international artists such as: Ralf Buschmeyer (Guitar), Ric Fierabracci (Bass), Paco Fernandez (Flamenco Guitar), Fiona Malena (Palmas & Flamenco Dancing), Alberto San Martin (Zampoña, Cuatro & Charango), Pedro Sierra (Flamenco Guitar), Sonal (Vocals) and Zoe Theodorou (Vocals), to name a few....
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www.thelivemusicreport.com Within the first few seconds of the 2003 release Esperanza by multi instrumentalist and Plan C member Oliver Miguel, the intensity picks up immediately. While he happens to predominantly play the saxophone, the Latin-tinged “When Angels Cry Suite” begins with a seductive guitar solo by Ricardo Madrid as part of the first movement “Sereno”. By the time the rest of the ensemble appears on the second movement “Sin Alivio” Miguel’s sax display takes over with relentless, climactic and sensual overtones. Simeon Abbott has the last say on the third and final movement “Palermo” putting the cherry on top of the cake with a breathtaking piano solo. Now while this could potentially have been a CD all on its own, Miguel gives an encore performance with some more songs up his sleeve without straying away from the tone that has been set...

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Music

Featured recording “AIRE”

AIRE

Self Produced
2010
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