Instrument: Saxophone | AMT Products Used: Roam 1 Elite
“Michael uses the AMT Roam 1 Elite.” – Michael McDaniel
With two solo projects under his belt and a long list of album credits and awards to his name, Michael is looking back at his career as well as looking forward with much anticipation.
Born in 1971 and becoming a saxophonist at a very young age Michael’s career has taken many diverse paths. Including composition of music for television shows, stage plays, and performing in clubs, theatres, and arenas in 14 countries. The growing list of world-class artists he has shared the stage or studio with has only further expanded his musical diversity. Artists such as Luther Vandross, Branford Marsalis, B.B. King, Michael Powers, Kevin Sharp, Isaac Hayes, and Carl Weathersby just to name a few.
Shortly after winning his second award for Sax Player of the year (Music City Blues Awards 2004) he was bestowed with the N.J.R.C. award for the Best Independent Southern Jazz CD for his 2003 project “From The Heart”. Michael has also spent time working in conjunction with instrument manufacturers such as Yamaha Winds, E.M. Winston Instruments, and Keilwerth Saxophones in development of new horn designs for both sonic and aesthetic improvements.
Taking a break from recording lately he has turned his attention toward what he likes to call Saxology. “I’ve discovered that over time there is so much a saxophone can do that for the most part remains untapped in the commercial market. I’m trying to find ways to use the unconventional and make it conventional and useful in my music and my style today”.