Jeff Miguel

Studio Saxophonist

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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, 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, Funk, Swing, Latin, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Rock, Pop, Blues and more.

I have played on several albums 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, Buescher 400 Baritone Saxophone, Altus-Azumi Flute, Buffet Clarinet, Akai EWI 5000

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26 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Eli F.
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    Jeff gave me just what I was looking for and much more! Awesome work!

  2. Review by Eli F.
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    Awesome as always!!!

  3. Review by Eli F.
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    Awesome as always!!!

  4. Review by Greg
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    Jeff is always amazing to work with and is my go-to for all Sax!

  5. Review by Eli F.
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    Jeff went above and beyond, he has the talent to make any track sound better, I highly recommend!

  6. Review by Jeff N.
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    Jeff did a nice job with my recording - a great tone and he delivered just what I asked. Recommended!

  7. Review by Hüseyin D.
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    To work with Jeff is awesome. A second time.
    Jeff is a super musician.
    What can I say...he`s the best!!!
    Thank you

  8. Review by Hüseyin D.
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    Great saxophonist
    The cooperation was great.

  9. Review by Devitt E.
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    Jeff plays very well. He was open to making revisions when I had not communicated well what I had wanted. I will definitely use him again

  10. Review by Omar A.
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    Jeff was a delight to work with. He understood the tone I wanted for the saxophone solo on my song and delivered big time! The quality of the recordings was excellent. I highly recommend him!

  11. Review by Derek L.
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    Awesome work, Thank You!

  12. Review by Greg
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    Always a pleasure to work with Jeff. He always gets exactly what I am going for on his first try and turnarounds are quick!

  13. Review by Tarek B.
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    Top Saxophone player, excellent sound and understood the direction of the song instantly. Would love to work with Jeff again! 5 stars

  14. Review by Daniele C.
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    Jeff is a great musician! He's fast and professional!

  15. Review by Patrick C.
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    Amazing sax performance for my loungy track! Got a lot more material than I expected. Also very good communication on what I wanted exactly. A collaboration as it should be. Highly recommended.

  16. Review by Greg
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    I think i've hired Jeff 5 times now, and 5 stars in a row.

  17. Review by Greg
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    I’ve used Jeff a few times for projects and he always comes through quick and efficient. He’s my main saxophonist now for any session.

  18. Review by Greg
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    Always a pleasure to work with Jeff. He's quick in his turnarounds and always gives me what I ask and more.

  19. Review by Alexandria C.
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    Jeff did amazing work and he delivered in a very timely manner. This was my first time using the website and Mr. Jeff Miguel helped the whole experience to run smoothly, it was seamless.

  20. Review by James
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    Working with Jeff was an absolute pleasure. He is a superb player and was able to deliver a part that fit perfectly with the tone and vibe of my project. Great communication and very easy going. It's safe to say I've found a new go-to studio saxophonist with Jeff Miguel. Highly recommend!

  21. Review by Vladimir Z.
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    Jeff recorded soprano, alto and tenor saxophone for my track. He really went above and beyond to take my sketch to the next level - perfect sound and great technique. Very skillful musician! Highly recommend him.

  22. Review by Bryan A.
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    Jeff was eager to work with us and seemed genuinely excited about the project. He provided an amazing track including a saxophone solo with incredible turn time. I'd work with Jeff again in a heartbeat.

  23. Review by David C.
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    Jeff did an incredible job on my song. Fast communication, great performance and a very kind guy! Will work again with Jeff for sure! A+++

  24. Review by Ori P.
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    Jeff was a real pro! A variety of instruments and quick and accurate turn around certainly made it easy for me to work with!

  25. Review by Greg
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    Jeff was incredibly easy to work with and quick! His recording was exactly what I needed for my project.

  26. Review by Patrick K.
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    Jeff is outstanding! Very responsive and took my songs to another level! I'm looking forward to working with him again!

Interview with Jeff Miguel

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

  2. 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?

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

  4. 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.)

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

  6. A: Releasing my own album was an expression of my creativity I had not experienced before.

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

  8. A: I am composing a new set of original music.

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

  10. A: Quality guaranteed.

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

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

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

  14. A: My sax and 4 reeds!

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

  16. 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.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

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

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

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

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

  22. 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.

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

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

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

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

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

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

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

  30. A: Most commonly, I am asked to improvise or read charts on alto or tenor saxophone.

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I was the Saxophonist and Composer in this production

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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. When finished, send link and credit me.

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  • Clarence Clemons
Gear Highlights
  • Rode NT1-A Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 Audio Interface
  • Logic Pro X
  • MacBook Pro
  • Sony MDR-7506 Studio Headphones
  • JBL Professional LSR305 Studio Monitors
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