his trumpet with complete awareness of the whole Jazz history while dealing,
as a music director, with the full spectrum of sound sources in a broad
range of innovative (and often strange) solutions, including frequent
use of electronics. He has created his own music system, allowing him
to take his open pieces to a high degree of perfection.
Director, arranger and trumpeter, Sei Miguel considers himself a simple
jazzman, which, he says, isn't always easy. Born in 1961, Paris, lived
in Brazil and France until settling down in Portugal during the 80's.
Since 1986 he has been directing formations of variable geometry. Having
performed in Portugal, Germany, Italy and Brazil, among his many regular
collaborators are not only guitarists Rafael Toral and Manuel Mota, but
also extraordinaire trombone player and painter Fala Mariam and virtuoso
percussionist César Burago. Miguel has also written music for theater