Origin: Rio de Janeiro
Years Active: 2015 - Present
Label: Carioca Music
Official Websites: michelnirenberg.com
Influenced by the classical and popular music he grew up with in Brazil and the jazz he embraced in the U.S., saxophonist and composer Michel Nirenberg is on a mission to share a wealth of Brazilian musical styles with audiences around the world.
+55 (21) 99505-0572
Musical Magazine - SindMusi 4th Edition
Note on the Rio de Janeiro Musician's Association Magazine about Retrato/Portrait release.
Difference Between Samba and Bossa Nova
B&B Music Lessons-by Michel Nirenberg, published September 2014
From the Masses to the Classes
Despite the term’s previous existence in Brazilians’ informal lexicon, the word “Samba” was officially used for the first time in 1917, in a 78rpm recording called “Pelo Telephone” (By the Telephone) by composer Donga.
Wammies Nomination for Best Jazz Recording of 2015 for the album Portrait/Retrato
Wammies Nomination for Best Debut Recording of 2015 for the album Portrait/Retrato
Full Scholarship/Assistantship in the Graduate Program of Music Performance at James Madison University, Harrisonburg-‐VA in 2012
Second Place in the Young Soloists Competition, Music in the Museum, Rio de Janeiro-‐Brazil in 2011
Winner of the Soloists Competition of UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), Rio de Janeiro-‐Brazil in 2011
Winner of the Fundarte Soloists Competition, Porto Alegre-‐Brazil, in 2011
Finalist of the IV Furnas Geração Musical-‐Chamber Music Competition, Rio de Janeiro-‐Brazil in 2010
Finalist of the III Furnas Geração Musical-‐Concerto Competition, Rio de Janeiro-‐ Brazil in 2009
First Place of the XXVIII Latin-‐American Chamber Music Competition Rosa Mística, Curitiba-‐Brazil in 2009
All About Jazz
Baltimore Jazz Alliance
All About Jazz
Radio Interview at the Antidote show with Ken Avis WERA 96.7FM in Virginia-US, October 2017
Nirenberg Brings Brazilian Flavor to Baltimore.pdf - Baltimore Jewish Times, October 2017
Take Five with Michel Nirenberg
All About Jazz-by MICHEL NIRENBERG, published: March 17, 2015
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 along with Leonardo, Alejandro and Bruno Lucini.
Brazilian Magazine Folha Sinfônica interviews Michel Nirenberg
Edição número 64 - páginas 16-18, publicada em Outubro de 2015
Michel Nirenberg: um brasileiro na cena musical jazzística de Washington. Saxofonista une música clássica, samba e o choro com o jazz e destaca-se com trabalhos autorais. Nesta entrevista exclusiva, ele fala sobre carreira e caminhos para o desenvolvimento e sucesso na música. Confira!