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Cruzin'

by Marcia Miget & Mee-J

Miget (Mee-J) plays an exuberant Jazz flute solo with producer/collaborator Chris "Big Dog" Davis. Industry pros refer to her as "An artist of uncommon sensibility". Carlos Santana says "Her music reflects a strong, deep and honest commitment to life."
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Marcia Miget (AKA Mee-J) Saxophonist, Flutist, Pianist

Growing up in a family of musicians, Marcia Migét's musical heritage began performing extensively throughout the Midwest with her family. Her parents, Bud and Joan Migét, taught them religious and Classical music along with Jazz and Blues. The 'Vaune Sisters' performed on piano, sax, drums and bass, as well as vocals, renditions of Jazz and pop classics on television, radio, special events and musical clinics. From a very early age studying piano, saxophone and flute 'Mee-J's talent and commitment to music earned her numerous awards.

While attending Drake University, she performed with the 'Midwest Express', 'Dartanyan' and 'Migét-Migét', opening for musical icons like Kenny Loggins, Phoebe Snow, Grover Washington, Jr., Country Joe and the Fish, Luther Allison, and Sons of Champlin. She also appeared with Rickie Lee Jones, 'Chuckie’s in Love' on the MTV video.

A NEA 'Jazz Artists in Schools' recipient, Marcia traveled nationally, performing jazz and developing curriculum using music to teach basic skills with musical colleague Dartanyan Brown. A Member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and Director of Miraflores Academié since 1988, she composed and directed 'We Are The Children' which was selected for and performed at the SF Bay Area Music Awards by her Miraflores Children’s Choir. In 2009, for John Coltrane's birthday she was selected by MacArthur Fellow Dr. Anthony Brown to arrange Coltrane's 'After the Rain'. Utilizing Asian and African instrumentation then performed by the Dr. Brown's Asian American Orchestra. She's has extensive television soundtrack recordings with composer John Lawrence's Three In One Production, Inc..

Carlos Santana’s description of her seminal CD, 'Marcia Migét Discovery', is “ … her music reflects a strong, deep and honest commitment to life.”

Marcia’s list of performances include IAJE Jazz Festival in New York, Toronto and Long Beach,
Monterey Jazz Festival, Vallejo Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, Stern Grove Festival, Fillmore Jazz Festival, Shoreline Amphitheater, Yoshis, Hollywood Casino Amphitheater, San Rafael Street Painting Festival


Appearances with:
Carlos Santana, Voices of Latin Rock, Si Se Puede Ensemble for Cesar Chavez Foundation,
Jorge Santana and Malo, Abel and the Prophets, Lester Chambers, Lenny Williams & Mic Gillette of Tower Power, Wayne Wallace with Pete Escovedo, Anthony Brown & the Asian American Orchestra,
Montclair Woman’s Jazz Band, San Francisco All Star Jazz Band, African American Jazz Caucus All Star Band, HBCU All-Star Band, Sun Ra Members Tyron Hill,Tara Middleton, DM Hotep, Kash Killion, Larry Ridley, Kenny Baron, John Santos, Richard Wyands, Dartanyan Brown, G.T.Clinton, Susie Miget, Steven Roberts, Frank Martin, Charlie Rouse, Donald Byrd, Singers of Marin and many more….


Executive Director of Miraflores Academié for the last three decades, the list of graduates includes educators and performers in all genres. Her Jazz drummer/composer son is Motema Records' Jaimeo Brown of Transcendence', the LA Times calls, '“Jaimeo Brown’s ‘Transcendence’ reaches across genres, generations Brown has delivered one of the most distinctive albums of 2013.”'

An active, 'on call' studio musician Marcia’s current projects include producing/recording Jorge Santana’s latest solo project for early 2019 release, and recording music for the upcoming movie on the life of Cesar Chavez, 'Song for Cesar’.

In June 2018, Marcia released a jazz single of Otis Redding/Steve Cropper’s 1968 hit “Dock of the Bay”, produced by Chris “Big Dog” Davis. Her 2nd single called “Cruzin’” was released in October 2018. Marcia was inducted into the Jazz Hall of Fame by the Community Jazz Center (CJC) in Des Moines, Iowa on October 21, 20018.

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