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Jeff Miguel is a saxophonist that currently teaches and performs in the Denver metro area. He recently received his Master of Arts Degree in Music – Emphasis in Jazz Studies from the University of Iowa and won the 2016 Downbeat Graduate Student Music Award for Best Blues/Pop/Rock Soloist. All About Jazz describes him as an “expressive” saxophonist, “like a seasoned veteran poised to establish himself as musician of note.”

In May of 2015, Miguel released, as a leader, his “expertly arranged” (Pulse Magazine) and “auspicious debut” (Midwest Record),

Miguel teaches students of all ages and abilities, and specializes in woodwinds, jazz improvisation, and theory. Some of his past students have gone on to win prestigious soloist awards, achieve top seats in classical and jazz all-state festivals, and attend well respected universities for musical studies.


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”There's jazz in Iowa City and recent MA grad Miguel is doing a solid job of finding and leading it.”

“A mainstream sax man that brings some new chops and ideas to the forum”

“A well done auspicious debut”

“Hot stuff”

——Chris Spector Midwest Record June 12, 2015

“Perseverance collects eight of Miguel’s own compositions, which is a gutsy move in the context of traditional jazz, a genre where musicians are still finding something new in standards from the last century.” ”Miguel’s music is very much in the tradition of composers like Bill Evans or Keith Jarrett.”

“Miguel focuses on melody and sophisticated chord progressions to express himself.” ”His playing is relaxed and subtle, and his shifting rhythmic accents keep the listener involved.”

“It(the Iowa jazz program) does turn out graduates that can play the hell out of their instruments

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Primary Instrument

Saxophone

Location

Denver

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

I have a M.A. in Music emphasis in Jazz Studies from the University of Iowa. I have been playing for over 15 years and teaching for over 10 years.

Clinic/Workshop Information

I have worked with many different bands and combos doing sectional and full band work.

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Albums

Album Brooke Sings, Band Swings - Live at Clinton Street Social Club by Jeff Miguel

Brooke Sings, Band...

JeffMiguelMusic
2016

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Album Perseverance by Jeff Miguel

Perseverance

Self Produced
2015

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Album Brooke Sings Band Swings by Jeff Miguel

Brooke Sings Band...

Jeff Miguel Music
0

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That Girl

That Girl

Jeff Miguel
Brooke Sings Band Swings

This Time

This Time

Jeff Miguel
Perseverance

Complete Contemplation

Complete Contemplation

Jeff Miguel
Perseverance

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