Director of Miraflores Academié since 1988 and Member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Marcia Migét’s performance pedigree includes multiple appearances with Carlos Santana, and legends from international to local, Elders to students, such as Freddy Redd, Larry Ridley, Jimmy Cobb, Buddy Baker, Kenny Barron, Orestes Vilato, Frank Foster, Pete Escovedo, Donald Byrd, Tyrone Hill of Sun Ra’s Arkestra, Voices of Latin Rock, Malo, Garth Webber, Anthony Brown and the Asian American Orchestra, Karl Perazzo, Wayne Wallace’s Rhythm and Rhyme, John Santos, Babatunde Lea, David Hardiman, Patrick Maier and Smackdab, Larry Vann, Kash Killion, Dartanyan Brown, Spencer Allen, Montclair Women’s Big Band, Abel Sanchez with Jorge Santana and the SF Kids, and son, drummer Jaimeo Brown, Jarrett Cherner, Robby Marshall, James Perdelwitz to name a few. From the mid 70’s to 1980 she was a member of the notable Midwest band “Midwest Express” and had the opportunity to open for Kenny Loggins, Phoebe Snow, performing on MTV with Rickie Lee Jones.
A multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and educator, Ms. Migét performs multiple genres nationally in venues from arenas to session work. 2006 saw her at the Fillmore Jazz Festival with David Hardiman’s San Francisco Big Band Allstars; 2003 through 2005 with the AAJC (African American Jazz Caucus) Dance Band at the International Association of Jazz Educators' Convention; as Featured Artist in 2004 performing with the AAJC/HBCU (Historically Black Colleges' & Universities) Allstar Big Band; was the only female saxophonist with Anthony Brown and the Asian American Orchestra playing the Monterey, Stern Grove and Fillmore Jazz Festivals. She has been the featured performer with the James Cleveland Choir at the Gospel Music Workshop of America, in a 2003 AAJC Jam Session Tribute to Oscar Peterson at the Toronto International Association of Jazz Educators’ Convention. She has numerous television soundtrack credits via composer John Lawrence and Three In One Production, Inc.
In September of 2009 for John Coltrane's birthday she was selected to rearrange Coltrane's 'After the Rain' for Dr. Anthony Brown utilizing Asian and African instrumentation and performed it with the Asian American Orchestra. She's also been recording with a number of groups; Song for Cesar: Live in Phoenix with the Voices of Latin Rock, Dr. Anthony Brown and the Asian American Orchestra on his last projects, Ten and Rhapsodies, performed with the Northern California Lighthouse Singers 25th Anniversary conducted by Helen Stevens and Stephen Roberts. and performed with Wayne Wallace and Pete Escovedo at Vallejo’s Jazz Festival.
Having grown up in a family of musicians who performed extensively throughout the Midwest, on national television and radio, presenting special events and musical clinics is nothing new. Studying piano, saxophone and flute from a very early age, her talent and commitment to music were evidenced through numerous awards from classical music competitions and prompted her selection as a NEA Artist-in-Residence. Carrying forward the tradition are her daughter, Marisha, a choirmistress in NJ, and son, Jaimeo, a drummer, recent Masters recipient from Rutgers and American Jazz Ambassador.
The core impetus behind her music, its cross-genre influences and ethnic origins is her vast experience with a variety of styles including Latin, Gospel, Folk, European Classical and the American Classical Music artform known as Jazz. Her latest projects involve elements of Afro-Latin and South American rhythms with contemporary urban grooves.
Introduction by Carlos Santana
Marcia with Abel Sanchez, Jorge Santana and Prophet at the Great American Music Hall
Italian Street Painting Festival 2002
Marcia with the AAJC HBCU Allstar Big Band
Some of Marcia's People
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