Derrick Michaels

Saxophonist - Composer - Educator

Baltimore-based tenor saxophonist whose approach is at once unapologetically lyrical and uncompromisingly dynamic. 

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Duo with Joshua Espinoza (piano)

Marie Louise Bistro - Selections and interpretations from the Great American Songbook.

Joshua Espinoza is one of my newest collaborators. He has been on the scene for a little over a year, and is already collaborating with nearly all of the most creative and accomplished and forward-thinking musicians in town. Josh has a feel, sound, and freedom at the piano, as well as within his very nature, that seem to free me of my own preconceptions of style, form, energy and motion. I hear myself reaching for a whole different way of playing when I play with Josh, and this is something I greatly appreciate about this new musical partnership. Very few musicians on the scene are as effortlessly and unapologetically soulful as Joshua Espinoza.