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Michel Nirenberg

Saxophonist and composer Michel Nirenberg, a native of Rio de Janeiro, has been carving out a niche in the Washington, DC jazz scene since coming to the United States in 2012. He has already made a name for himself in Brazil, performing in many festivals and winning in competitions throughout the country while earning a bachelor’s degree in music at the top of his class from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). In 2014, he graduated with a master’s degree in music from James Madison University, where he was a teaching assistant and active performer. Long before graduation, he was playing with top performers in both countries. Nirenberg was raised in a family of musicians and studied music since childhood

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Brazilian Saxophonist Michel Nirenberg Announces Fall 2018 U.S. Tour

Brazilian Saxophonist Michel Nirenberg Announces Fall 2018 U.S. Tour

Brazilian saxophonist and composer Michel Nirenberg launches his third U.S. tour in October. With his programs of Brazilian jazz and instrumental music reflecting the fascinating history of Brazil and the rich mix of cultures feeding into its music, Nirenberg serves as an able ambassador to bring this entrancing music to America audiences. The tour begins on ...

Retrato/Portrait

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016
Track listing: Chorinho Em Aldeia/Na Gloria; A Deux; Forro from the South; Beatriz; Caravan; Menina De Avental; Lonely; Samba Da Virginia; Santa Moreno; Bonus Track; Forro from the South 2.

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Brazil’s Michel Nirenberg Announces Fall Tour Dates In Mid-Atlantic

Brazil’s Michel Nirenberg Announces Fall Tour Dates In Mid-Atlantic

Saxophone master and composer Michel Nirenberg returns to the United States for his 2016 fall tour. In October and November, he’ll share the vibrant melodies and rhythms of his native Brazil with world music and jazz fans in the Maryland cities of Laurel, Baltimore and Annapolis and in Washington, D.C. In recent months, Nirenberg has been ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Michel Nirenberg: Retrato/Portrait

Read "Retrato/Portrait" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

È un debutto particolarmente brillante questo di Michel Nirenberg, giovane sassofonista brasiliano residente dal 2012 negli Stati Uniti dove ha perfezionato la sua formazione musicale con un master's degree in music performance conseguito alla James Madison University. Nato a Rio De Janeiro in una famiglia vicina alla musica, Michel ha un solido bagaglio classico ...

Retrato/Portrait

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: Chorinho Em Aldeia/Na Gloria; A Deux; Forro From The South; Beatriz;Caravan; Menina De Avental; Lonely;Samba Da Virginia; Santa Moreno; Bonus Track; Forro From The South 2.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Michel Nirenberg: Retrato/Portrait

Read "Retrato/Portrait" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

It only takes a few seconds of listening to “Chorinho Em Aldeia/Na Gloria"--the album-opening track on Retrato/Self Portrait--to realize there's something special about Michel Nirenberg's playing. This young multi-reedist--a native of Rio de Janeiro who's currently based in Washington D.C.--marries virtuosity, exuberance, and emotional depth in his work, confidently covering everything from choro to cha-cha and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Brazil's Michel Nirenberg Releases "Retrato/Portrait"

Brazil's Michel Nirenberg Releases "Retrato/Portrait"

At the age of 25, award-winning saxophonist and composer Michel Nirenberg has attracted some of the finest Brazilian and Latin jazz players available to record his debut album Retrato/Portrait on indie label Carioca Music. They are at once his musical colleagues and mentors, drawn to make music that sails across geographic and stylistic borders. The album ...

Take Five with Michel Nirenberg

Read "Take Five with Michel Nirenberg" reviewed by Michel Nirenberg

Meet Michel Nirenberg: Michel Nirenberg is a Brazilian saxophonist and composer who has performed and recorded in North and South America with some of the leading names in Latin jazz. His first CD as a leader entitled Retrato/Portrait will be released in spring of 2015. It features leading Rogerio Souza, Dani Cortaza and Alex Brown ...


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