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, 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, Funk, EDM, Latin, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Rock, Pop, Blues 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, Buescher 400 Baritone Saxophone, Altus-Azumi Flute, Buffet Clarinet, Akai EWI 5000, 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(Sopylka), and Ukrainian Djolomyga(Dvodentsivka).

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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95 Reviews - 18 Repeat Clients

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  1. 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.

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

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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. +++++

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. Review by Gabriel L.
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    Man, working with Jeff has been a blast. He's one heck of a saxophone player and was super efficient with his project delivery. He was very communicative and provided me with a lot to work with. I would recommend!

  13. Review by Devitt E.
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    I have used Jeff many times and he never disappoints

  14. Review by Gary Dean Smith
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    Jeff always does a great job!

  15. Review by Yonatan Y.
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    Lovely guy to work with :)

  16. Review by Patrick V.
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    Awesome! Quick to respond, fast turnaround and great performance! I really appreciate his professionalism.

  17. Review by Jeroen
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    Jeff delivered great tracks on alto and tenor in a way that blended with an already recorded trumpet part. I'm very happy with it!

  18. Review by Jeffrey M.
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    Jeff Miguel is an amazing saxophonist! Jeff delivered good files, has perfect communication, a quick turnaround and knows how to meet the expectations. Definitely recommended!

  19. Review by Cinique L.
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    Fast, fast! I was really impressed by how quickly Jeff responded and got into the studio. I needed a sax solo for a synthpop song. I gave him the key, bpm, the main chords, general direction, and a reference song, and he nailed it!

  20. Review by Craig H.
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    Jeff never fails to deliver just what I need for my song, and usually a lot more! A first-call player for me.

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: What are you working on at the moment?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. A: Quality guaranteed.

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

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

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

  16. A: My sax and 4 reeds!

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

  18. 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.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

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

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

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

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

  24. 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.

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

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

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

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

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

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

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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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