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Antonio Miguel, bajista, compositor y arreglista, comienza a tocar el bajo eléctrico a los 16 años, cuando su padre le enseña sus primeras lecciones en Zaragoza, su ciudad natal. 3 años más tarde comienza a estudiar contrabajo clásico en el Conservatorio Profesional de Zaragoza.
 
En 1999, ayudado por una beca del ayuntamiento de su ciudad natal, se traslada a Madrid para continuar sus estudios de música clásica y jazz. Obtiene el Diploma Profesional en Contrabajo y Bajo Eléctrico en la Escuela de Música Creativa.
 
En el verano de 2004, fue premiado con la beca "Tete Montoliu" para estudios jazzísticos otorgada por la AIE (Asociación de Intérpretes y Ejecutantes) y con la Joel Scholarship por The City College of New York, que le permitieron trasladarse a Nueva York. Ahí tuvo la oportunidad de tocar en workshops y jam sessions junto a grandes del jazz como Dave Liebman, Fred Hersch o John Abercrombie. También asistió a Master Classes de Chick Corea, Christian McBride, Richard Bona y Allan Holdsworth, y estudió con los contrabajistas John Patitucci y Sean Smith.
 
A lo largo de su carrera Antonio ha tocado con músicos como Benny Golson, Paquito D’Rivera, Jerry González, Jorge Rossy, Claudio Roditi, Ben Sidran, Antonio Sánchez, Rosario Giuliani, Rick Margitza, Kirk McDonald, Jorge Pardo, Perico Sambeat, Albert Sanz, Pepe Rivero, Iván "Melón" Lewis, Caramelo, Bobby Martinez, Bob Sands, Ximo Tébar y Pedro Iturralde entre otros. En el flamenco, ha tocado con músicos como Gerardo Núñez, Carmen Cortés, José Luis Montón, Josemi Carmona, Agustín Carbonell "El Bola", Diego Guerrero, Rocío Márquez o El Negri. También ha acompañado a artistas como Buika, Nicole Henry, Paloma Berganza, Carmen París, Nach, Miguel Ríos o Ara Malikian.
 
Sus últimos trabajos incluyen la grabación de los discos de Benedikt Janhel Trio, Moisés P. Sánchez Trio, Hugo Fernández “Cosmogram”, así como producciones de TV y grabaciones en directo.
Antonio Miguel, bassist and composer, began playing electric bass at the age of 16 when his father taught him his first music lessons in Zaragoza, his home town in the north of Spain. Three years later he started studying the acoustic bass, attending the Professional Conservatory of Music in his town, where he studied classical music. Meanwhile, his musical interests were focusing on jazz music as well by listening to Jaco Pastorius, Chick Corea and Duke Ellington recordings among others.
 
In 1999, helped by a scholaship from his home town city council, he moved to Madrid to continue his classical and jazz studies. He attended Amaniel Professional Conservatory and Escuela de Musica Creativa, where he finished his diploma in jazz music four years later, studying harmony, arranging, composition and piano among others. He was awarded four scholarships.
 
In the summer of 2004 he was awarded the Tete Montoliu Scholarship given by the AIE (performers
and musicians association in Madrid) and the Joel Scholarship given by The City College of New York, which allowed him to move to the "big apple". He had the oppoturnity to play in master classes and jam sessions with Dave Liebman, Fred Hersch or John Abercrombie. He also  attended master classes by Chick Corea, Christian McBride, Fred Hersch, Richard Bona, Allan Holdsworth, and studied with John Patitucci and Sean Smith.
 
Along his career, Antonio has played with musicians like Benny Golson, Paquito D’Rivera, Chuck Loeb,  Jerry González, Jorge Rossy, Claudio Roditi, Ben Sidran, Antonio Sánchez, Rosario Giuliani, Rick Margitza, Kirk McDonald, Jorge Pardo, Perico Sambeat, Albert Sanz, Pepe Rivero, Iván “Melón” Lewis, Caramelo, Bobby Martínez, Bob Sands, Ximo Tébar and Pedro Iturralde in the jazz scene. He has also worked with flamenco musicians like Gerardo Núñez, Carmen Cortés, José Luis Montón, Josemi Carmona, Agustín Carbonell “El Bola”, Diego Guerrero, Rocio Marquez and El Negri, and artists like Buika, Nicole Henry, Paloma Berganza, Carmen Paris, Nach, Miguel Rios and Ara Malikian.
 
His recent works include studio and live recordings for Benedikt Jahnel Trio, Moisés P. Sánchez Trio, Hugo Fernández “Cosmogram”, as well as TV productions, movie soundtracks and commercials.
 
Photo: Phillippe Nestum