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1927 Conn New Wonder II Tenor

1920 Buescher True Tone Tenor 

1925 Buescher True Tone Tenor

1922 Buescher True Tone Soprano

1920’s Buescher True Tone “C Melody”


“…large sound and free flowing style…”

-Scott Yanow

Downbeat Magazine, November 2022


“Derrick Michaels is an outstanding musician, with a beautiful concept of sharing this music with so many people to bring us together, and to make us appreciate what we all have within.”

-Robert Shahid, host “Masterclass” WEAA


"Derrick Michaels' saxophone playing comes right out of his soul; the instrument sounds like a human voice. He delves deep into the harmonic mysteries of even the most familiar tunes."

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