Jeff Miguel

Studio Saxophonist + Woodwinds

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-Master's Degree in Music with an Emphasis in Jazz Studies -Best Blues/Pop/Rock Soloist - Downbeat Graduate Student Music Awards -Specializing in Improvisation and Woodwinds

I play tenor, alto, soprano, and baritone saxophone, and double on flute, clarinet, various world flutes, and EWI. I can read written parts, create my own parts, and improvise over all genres. I studied jazz, and regularly perform and record with bands playing Soul, RnB, Jazz, Smooth Jazz, EDM, Latin, Hip-Hop, Rock, Pop, and more.

I have played on many albums and singles and released a record under my own name as well. I perform and teach music full-time in Denver Colorado. I have the ability and means to mix my own track, so that it is ready to be placed in finished songs.

Influences:
A few of my influences are Michael Brecker, Jeff Coffin and Clarence Clemons for pop/rock styled recordings and Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, and Sonny Stitt for jazz style.

Equipment:
Yamaha 62 Tenor Saxophone, Conn 10m Tenor Saxophone, Yamaha 62 Alto Saxophone, P. Mauriat System 76 2nd Ed. Soprano Saxophone, Singer's Day 2001 Baritone Saxophone, Altus-Azumi Flute, Yamaha 64 Wood Clarinet, Akai EWI 5000, Conn C-Melody Saxophone, Yamaha 221 II Bass Clarinet, Thomann 200 Piccolo, Startone Alto Flute, Yamaha Venova.

World Flutes:
Native American Flute, Japanese Shakuhachi, Andean Quena, Indian Bansuri, Chinese Dizi, Chinese Xiao, Irish Flute, Irish Tin Penny Whistle, Ocarina, Peruvian Pan Flute, Fife, Recorder, Russian Svirel, Ukrainian Sopilka, and Ukrainian Djolomyga

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104 Reviews - 22 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Garrett R.
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    Jeff is an extremely talented professional. His communication is great, delivery was very timely, and parts are tremendous! Will certainly use again. Thanks so much Jeff!

  2. Review by Nicholas G.
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    Jeff has now played on a number of tunes for me, and he is always my first call for sax work. He has continuously delivered impeccable, insightful, creative tracks… and they always arrive within a few days of my contacting him. I rarely sit down in my studio to start a new tune now without assuming there will be sax parts in there somewhere… and Jeff’s going to play them perfectly. Thank you Jeff once again, for always adding the best seasoning to my music!

  3. Review by Gary Dean Smith
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    Jeff is a Masterful Player. So easy to work with too. He has played on several of my tunes and I will always come back for more.
    Thank you again my friend. You smoke.

  4. Review by Craig H.
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    It is hard to keep coming up with new things to say about Jeff because I have worked with him on so many songs and have been extremely satisfied with his great playing, attention to details and instructions - not to mention his easy-going communication. He is my A-list sax player whenever my songs call for sax parts.

  5. Review by Nicholas G.
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    Jeff and I have worked together now on two projects, and he always delivers the absolutely perfect tracks! Jeff has an extraordinary musical intuition, and he knows exactly what will work on any given track. His confidence, ability, and performance is nothing short of amazing. It’s always a pleasure working with Jeff, and I'm looking forward to working with him again soon!

  6. Review by Benjamin
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    Jeff is a very accomplished saxophone player whose work on my project was superb! This was my second time working with Jeff, and once again his beautiful tone and inspiring performance totally elevated my song. He understood my vision for the sax part for my jazz ballad, and he and I communicated very well (as we did on our first project together). I highly recommend Jeff Miguel to anyone seeking a sax player who is experienced, versatile, friendly, and (quite simply) a consummate pro.

  7. Review by Hüseyin D.
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    What a great job by Jeff.
    This was my fifth time working with him.
    He is a great artist.
    I will definitely work with him in the future.
    Many thanks

  8. Review by todd s.
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    Spot on. Gave him a lot of freedom and he knew what what to do- and made it even better than I imagined. So there ya go, people. He can play right in the pocket- very rootsy and bluesy and at the turn of the hat play some really nice out vibes as called for. Fab experience.

  9. Review by Walter R.
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    Timely response with on-the-mark parts for a song with lots of key changes. Great job.

  10. Review by Craig H.
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    Jeff always comes through for me with great tracks. He is so easy to work with and delivers what I requested, often giving me many options to choose from, stylistically. A Go-to musician for sure.

  11. Review by statys m.
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    Fast turnaround. Great Sax adlibs, too!

  12. Review by AJ Rivlin
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    Jeff did a great job laying down some sax on a tune! Would totally use again.

  13. Review by Craig H.
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    Jeff is great to work with. He gave me multiple renditions of a melody I asked for and did a fantastic job on an alto sax track. Thanks again, Jeff!

  14. Review by Christopher G.
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    Nailed it. Perfectly went along with what I was needing him to do, with incredibly little direction. I will return many times over to try and get this man to play on my songs! Hire him already.

    100% recommend.

  15. Review by Craig H.
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    Jeff has been a musician I return to over and over and appreciate his talents and attention to details. I highly recommend Jeff for your projects.

  16. Review by Thomas Dwarswaard
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    We needed Sax recording in a short period of time. Jeff delivered very fast along with the quality of the recording. +++++

  17. Review by Gary Dean Smith
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    Well he did it again. Jeff always delivers incentive and smoking horn lines. Incredibly easy to work with too.

  18. Review by Martin
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    Again delightful Sax-Tracks from Jeff...this time for an christmas cover! Best to work with!!!

  19. Review by Nicholas G.
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    Working with Jeff was an absolute pleasure. This was our first time working together, and it definitely won't be our last. Jeff delivered a number of takes for me to work with...more than I had requested... and his musicianship & professionalism is off the charts extraordinary. He is undeniably a prodigious talent & a great find!

  20. Review by Gabriel L.
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    This is my second time working with Jeff and he does not disappoint. He is timely and gives me ample takes to work with. Can't wait to work with him in the future!

Interview with Jeff Miguel

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Releasing my 2nd album where I played all the instruments, recorded, composed, and produced it all myself.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I am forming a new jazz saxophone ensemble similar to Super Sax.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Digital. Ease of process.

  7. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  8. A: Most commonly, I am asked to improvise or play precomposed parts on saxophone.

  9. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  10. A: Which type of saxophone do you want me to play? What are the time markers I will be playing at? Do you have sheet music, chord sheets, or midi files? What kind of articulation do you want? What kind of improvisation do you want? Are there any audio examples that are similar to what you want me to sound like? Do you want the sax to sound exactly like the midi samples or do you want something else?

  11. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  12. A: Have a clear vision for what you want the saxophone to do. Have specifics(i.e. time or measure markers, articulation directions-legato/staccato, which kind of saxophone you would like, what kind of improvisation-sparse and smooth/high and screaming, etc.)

  13. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  14. A: Quality guaranteed.

  15. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  16. A: That I wake up every morning loving what I do.

  17. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  18. A: My sax and 4 reeds!

  19. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  20. A: I began studying saxophone at age ten. I studied privately for many years, completed a M.A. in Music, and now I have been playing and teaching professionally for several years.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: I pride myself in versatility, however, my style has been described as smooth, rhythmic, soulful, and powerful.

  23. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  24. A: I am happy to work with any artist that is making quality music and is passionate about their project.

  25. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  26. A: Proper microphone placement is critcal for having a balanced sound on saxophone. Many people do this incorrectly by aiming the mic directly into the bell of the instrument.

  27. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  28. A: I work primarily with pop, rock, jazz, blues, and soul artists.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: I prioritize my tone quality and sound very heavily.

  31. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  32. A: I can bring a variety of sounds from a screaming tenor sax solo to a soft soprano sax melody.

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I will revise if I make note/rhythm/intonation errors.
Revisions to change stylistic and aesthetic elements, that were not stated initially, cost extra.
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GenresSounds Like
  • Michael Brecker
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Gear Highlights
  • Rode NT1-A Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 Audio Interface
  • Logic Pro X
  • M2 Mac Mini Pro
  • Sony MDR-7506 Studio Headphones
  • JBL Professional LSR305 Studio Monitors
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  • Sampler TracksJul 24, 2023

    https://soundcloud.com/jeffmiguelmusic/sets/studio-musician-demo-sampler-tracks


    I just created a bunch of sampler tracks to demonstrate my studio work on various styles and instruments. Check them out!