Sergio de Miguel is a pianist and composer from Vigo, Galicia (Spain) based in Boston, MA (USA). Sergio has received international awards such as the «Best Small Jazz Combo» at the 2023 Downbeat Magazine Awards (Sergio de Miguel Septet) and at the 2022 Downbeat Magazine Awards (Sergio de Miguel Trio) or the 2022 Yamaha Young Performing Artist. He also received the Berklee Piano Department Chair Award in 2022 and the Berklee Jazz Performance Award in 2021, from the Piano Department at Berklee College of Music. In 2019, he received the "Prodigy" award from the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation sponsored by Gloria and Emilio Estefan.
Sergio has performed at arenas and theatres like the Michelob Ultra Arena (Las Vegas, NV) at the 23rd Annual Latin GRAMMY Gala, the Wang Theatre (Boston, MA), the Agganis Arena (Boston, MA) the Emmens Auditorium (Indianapolis, IN) or at the Latin Recording Academy (Miami, FL). He has also performed at venues and jazz clubs in the US and Spain such as Wally’s Cafe, The Beehive, Red Room Cafe, Oliver Colvin Hall, Berklee Performance Center, Vitruvia Café, La Casa de Arriba or at festivals like Imaxinasons, CanJazz o NigránJazz.
Sergio has graduated from Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) double majoring in Piano Performance and Film Scoring with a full scholarship, as he received the "Prodigy" award from the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation in 2019. He has studied with jazz musicians and teachers like Kenny Barron, Aaron Parks, Fred Hersch, Harold López-Nussa, Billy Childs, Vadim Neselovskyi, Alain Mallet, Maxim Lubarsky, Nando Michelin, Ariel Brínguez, Reinier Elizalde «El Negrón», Kevin Harris, Zahili González o Robert Christopherson and Spanish musicians like Abe Rábade, Xosé Miguélez or Toni Belenguer.
In April 2023 he releases his first album «Atlántida» where he fuses traditional Galician music with flamenco, jazz, world music and compositional elements of classical and contemporary music. One of the main characteristics of this project is its cultural diversity since it not only presents these influences but also has the talent of musicians from Spain, the United States, the Dominican Republic, Bulgaria, Colombia, Japan, Cuba or Brazil; musicians who bring their essence to the project and make it have a unique sound.
In his previous and first EP «Espirales» (2020), Sergio fuses his Galician and Spanish roots with world music, the harmony of traditional and modern jazz. In this project, improvisation acquires great importance, new textures and colors are explored, as well as new ways of approaching the jazz trio, combining the different characteristics and ranges of each instrument.
“Sergio's music is deep; of a compositional maturity that hybridizes impressionist, Latin American, North American, and Galician elements. The sound of it is clear; since he plays what he hears and wants to play.
His work is an EP of original compositions called "Espirales", recorded mainly as a trio with Óscar Rodríguez on double bass and Max Gómez on drums.
In this melting pot of influences, Federico Mompou, Brad Meldhau, Danilo Pérez, Chick Corea and an open-minded Atlanticism coexist, which manifests itself from the first to the last note”
Pianist and Composer
10th MARTIN CÓDAX MUSIC AWARDS - "EMERGING ARTIST"
Pontevedra, Galicia (SP), 2023
10º Martin Códax Music Awards - "Emerging Artist" Winner
2023 DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE AWARDS – «BEST SMALL JAZZ COMBO»
Chicago, IL (US)
46th DownBeat Annual Student Music Awards – «Small Jazz Combo» Winner
2022 DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE AWARDS – «BEST SMALL JAZZ COMBO»
Chicago, IL (US)
45th DownBeat Annual Student Music Awards – «Small Jazz Combo» Winner
YAMAHA YOUNG PERFORMING ARTIST
Indianapolis, IN (USA)
2022 Yamaha Young Performing Artist Competition – Ganador
BERKLEE PIANO DEPARTMENT CHAIR AWARD
Boston, MA (US)
2022 Berklee Piano Department Chair Award
BERKLEE JAZZ PERFORMANCE AWARD
Boston, MA (US)
2021 Berklee Jazz Performance Award
Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation "Prodigy" Award
Miami, FL (US)
2019 Prodigy Award Winner - Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation