Composer and Producer
Miguel composes and produces music in a state-of-the-art recording studio using virtual instruments and harmonica for movies, TV, radio and theater. He also creates sound designs for those projects. In addition, he produces up-and-coming artists, helping them develop a unique identity in any genre. His goal is to create a positive environment away from the pressures and perceptions of the corporate music industry.
Multi-Instrumentalist: Harmonica, Flute, Keyboards, Saxophone
Miguel is best known as a harmonica player. He studied under the best in the business: James Cotton, Sonny Junior, William Galison and Howard Levy. Since his first jingle in the early ’80s, he has done countless sessions. He is still an active session player. Whether working in person or virtually, he can record and send finished tracks through the web as HD96K files.
Miguel has shared the stage around the world with a diverse group of artists. Currently, he works as a sideman for a few acts. Miguel is also on the road with a swing/blues band for the swing dance community.
Performers that Miguel has worked with include: Mick Jagger with the Sugar Hill Gang (Tackhead with Adrian Sherwood), The Brooklyn Funk Essentials, Rickie Lee Jones, David Johansen, James Cotton, Junior Wells, Cornell Dupree, Johnny Thunders, the Holmes Brothers, DJ Smash (Giant Steps), the Canglosi Cards, Gordon Webster, Frank Schaap, Freddie Stevenson, Robert Gordon, Bobby Forster, Gwen Cleveland, Tootsie Bean, The Uptown Horns, GTO and the Soul Squad, Michael Powers, Moose and the Bullet Proof Blues Band, Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton and DJ Stone.
Sound Designer and Technical Engineer
Miguel is a sound consultant/designer and/or board operator for all kinds of events. From theaters to film, to live music halls and hotel events, to art installations and product tours, he has recorded and mixed from 4 to 48 tracks on analog and digital recording decks, computers and mixing boards. He has worked in 18,000 seat coliseums, rooms for hotel events, and black box theaters, with rock bands and wedding bands, as an A3 or A1. I’ve worked extensively with Macs and PCs, Qlab and SFX, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, and Final Cut Pro Melodyne. He has also installed surround sound speaker set-ups in theaters (5.1 and 7.1).