Miles Donahue

Grammy award winning Boston Globe jazz critic Bob Blumenthal says, “Discover a jazz treasure. Miles Donahue is one of the best-kept secrets. Equally adept on trumpet and various saxophones and a composer of grace and originality…”

Miles Donahue’s jazz career did not begin in earnest until age 45. Although in the 60’s he performed at many venues with his own group that featured Harvey Swartz, Jerry Bergonzi, Charlie Banacos, Nick Goumas and Jack Diefendorf. One of these concerts in 1972 performed with Charlie Banacos and Jerry Bergonzi became known as the famous Arlington street Church Concert.

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“Miles Donahue is one of my favorite cats because he plays so unique and fresh. Plus the thing of trumpet and sax. To this day I’ve never heard anyone play trumpet and tenor so balanced.”

—Jerry Bergonzi, Saxophone Journal

“Like the late Benny Carter, Donahue plays thoughtful, impassioned and unfrilly saxophones and harbors romantic penchants”

—Fred Bouchard, DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

Primary Instrument

Sax, tenor

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced students

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