"A prodigiously accomplished and creative musician...a prominent fixture in the Baltimore Jazz Community." - Baltimore Jazz Alliance
“Derrick is an amazing young tenor sax player with a fresh sound, making waves on the jazz scene as we speak." - Mel Ellison
Derrick Michaels - Tenor Saxophone
Joshua Espinoza - Piano
Alex Weber - Bass
Chris Barrick - Drums
Derrick Michaels is an inexorable force in the creative music community, whose sonorous tenor saxophone tone and dedication to narrative improvisation have captured the attention of many of the nation’s foremost improvising musicians.
Michaels’s delivery is unapologetically lyrical and uncompromisingly dynamic.
Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, he evokes the rich history of the tenor saxophone in each performance. The essence of jazz (blues, swing, bebop, song form) is imbued with a passion for timbre, phrasing, and instrumental technique, most often found in classical traditions.
Brandishing both an unabashed romanticism and a reckless abandon, Michaels aims to communicate the most vital energy of the human experience through his horn. With an affinity for assembling highly synergistic ensembles, Michaels aims to bring listeners into the process of the music as it unfolds into the present moment.
Tickets: $15 advance /$18 door /$10 full time students with ID