Abel Mireles is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of this region’s promising saxophonist. His pursuance for a career in music has taken him to the New York area where he recently obtained a Master’s degree in Music from William Paterson University. Studying at WPU gave him the opportunity to work with legendary pianist, Grammy award winner and director of the program Bill Charlap, the great Cecil Bridgewater, pianists James Weidman and Armen Donelian, and saxophonist Rich Perry, and Vincent Herring among others.
Abel has had the opportunity to perform in Theaters and clubs in New York City such as Carnegie Hall, The Apollo Theater, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola Jazz Club, Smalls Jazz Club, Smoke Jazz Club, City Winery, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill NYC, among others both as leader and sideman. Also, recently appearing on national TV working for NBC under music director and producer Ray Chew at “Showtime at the Apollo” and “Christmas at Rockefeller Center” working with artist such as John Legend, Martina McBride, Auli’i Cravalho, Christian McBride, Bell Biv DeVoe, Brandy, Anthony Hamilton, Naturally 7, Otis Redding III, Vernon Reid,Sonia Sanchez, Valerie Simpson, Dionne Warwick, Leela James, Bebe Winans, Paul Shaffer, and many more. Abel has had the opportunity to tour the south west region in the U.S., and give clinics at universities such as Western New Mexico University, UACJ (University of Juarez in Mexico) and perform at venues such as The Outpost Performance Space in New Mexico as well as to open the Festival de Jazz Chihuahua in 2013 and 2014.