Derrick Michaels

Saxophonist - Composer - Educator

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

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ADULT CONTENT (for hopeless romantics) @ An Die Musik


DM-tenor saxophone

Savino Palumbo-piano

Alex Weber-bass

Dominic Smith-drums

A personalized repertoire of songs from the Great American Songbook, this is an unapologetic celebration of romance and tenderness in the Millennial Age, and a Valentine’s Day tribute to the expressive beauty of the tenor saxophone throughout its history in jazz. To evolve this tradition into the 21st century, the rhythm section must play an equal role in the expression of the music. Reaching beyond the storied “soloist with rhythm section” paradigm allows the classic saxophone/piano quartet formation to bloom into an improvised chamber ensemble of impressive dynamic capacity.

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Later Event: February 26
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