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(Published: October 23, 2007)

Contact: Miraflores Music School



21 October 2007



On Wednesday October 24, 2007, Marcia Miget with Saxopoly Revisited of Miraflores Music School will perform the seventh lunchtime concert on the patio of the First Presbyterian Church, corner of 5th and ‘E' Streets, San Rafael. Each week from noon to 1:30 pm Ms. Miget has performed with a local name musician or former student in jazz, Latin or classical genres.

The latest in the lineup of Marcia's ‘Friends' is Saxopoly Revisited. Saxopoly has been one of the select ongoing instrumental ensembles of Miraflores Academie since the inception of the school. This premiere jazz saxophone ensemble under the direction of Ms. Miget has performed the music of American Jazz composers such as Monk, Niehaus and Parker and historically showcases the award-winning talents of the most outstanding students. As a group Saxopoly in various configurations has participated in a number of public performances including San Rafael's Italian Street Painting Festival for the last ten years. This ensemble will feature past and current members of Saxopoly, including original member Jeff Derby, Hall Middle School's Music Director on alto, Elysia Strauss on tenor, taking a break from Oberlin College while on full scholarship, both of whom have made music their career, Marin School of the Arts sophomore Jimmy Kraft on baritone and Master drummer and educator Sly Randolph.

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and educator, Marcia has most recently performed with the Voices of Latin Rock at Arizona's Cesar Chavez Day Celebration. With skills that cross multiple genres she's the only female saxophonist/flutist with Dr. Anthony Brown and the Asian American Orchestra, performing with Wayne Wallace's Rhythm and Rhyme, the Northern California Lighthouse Singers 25th Anniversary conducted by Helen Stevens and Stephen Roberts and the Montclair Women's Big Band. She's played at Monterey, Stern Grove, Sonoma, Fillmore Jazz Festivals and the International Association of Jazz Educators' Conventions with the African American Jazz Caucus AllStar Big Band (in 2004 was the Featured Artist with the Historically Black Colleges' University Allstar Band). Her last project-as-producer was Passing the Baton: the Miget-Redd Session Part 1 with legendary Bebop pianist, Freddy Redd. A Member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences her performance pedigree includes multiple appearances with Carlos Santana, and such notables as Larry Ridley, Jimmy Cobb, Buddy Baker, Kenny Barron, Orestes Vilato, Frank Foster, Pete Escovedo, Donald Byrd, Tyrone Hill of Sun Ra's Arkestra, Freddy Redd, Anthony Brown and the Asian American Orchestra, Carl Perazzo, Phish, Wayne Wallace, John Santos, Babatunde Lea, Abel Sanchez, Jorge Santana and Prophet, Jaimeo Brown and Dartanyan Brown. Her past band has opened for Chick Corea, Kenny Loggins, Phoebe Snow and performed on MTV with Rickie Lee Jones. She has been the featured performer with the James Cleveland Choir at the Gospel Music Workshop of America; in a 2003 Jam Session Tribute to Oscar Peterson at the Toronto International Association of Jazz Educators' Convention.

Based in the Bay Area Miraflores Music School is a preeminent private school that has been the foundation for some of Marin's best musical talent since 1988, as current and graduated students, e.g. James Perdelwitz, Joelle Parrett, Jeff Derby, Jaimeo Brown, Alex Baky, J.J.Byars, Lou Wiskus, Robby Marshall, Isabella Quereshi, Zach Gunsell, Dan Birch, Bram Kincheloe, Elysia Strauss, Seth Paris, Kristina Hoffman, Andrew Capra and Salvador Santana, evidence. These graduates, and many more, were selected for prestigious musical performance groups like the International Monterey High School All-star Jazz Band, California High School All-State Band, California High School All-State Concert Band, the San Francisco Jazz High School Allstars and attend a number of institutions such as Oberlin College, Sarah Lawrence, Berklee School of Music, the New School to Cal Arts, Manhattan School, NYU, USC and UCLA or performing professionally with such names as Bill Watrus, Mingus Big Band, and Greg Tardy. The array of award-winning students from Miraflores have performed in such events as the Duke Ellington Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, the International Association of Jazz Educators' Convention, San Jose Jazz Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival, San Rafael's Italian Street Painting Festival, et al.

You can hear more of Marcia's music at www.mee-j.com. Look for Miget and listen with your Heart to Discovery.


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