JOSE-MIGUEL YAMAL

Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Nu Jazz, Funk, World Music

 

ABOUT JOSE-MIGUEL YAMAL

Dr. José-Miguel Yamal is a Chilean-American jazz pianist with a repertoire as deep and eclectic as his love of all music rhythmic and soulful. José-Miguel was studying classical guitar at the nationally acclaimed High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas when he realized his true voice was best spoken through the piano, specifically in the jazz genre. After changing instruments and experimenting with jazz as a form of self-expression, José-Miguel quickly nurtured and grew his talent as a pianist. Influenced by the diversity in Houston, Texas, his musical voice draws from many genres including straight-ahead jazz, jazz latino (with a focus on Afro-Cuban and Brazilian), Neo soul, funk, and more. The synergy of a cultural palette of sounds now define his compositions and can be heard on his CD “Evoluciónes: Points of Convergence”. 


José-Miguel has performed with many jazz greats including Tom Harrell, Bob Mintzer, Carlos Garnett, and Hubert Laws, and from the Ellington orchestra trombonist Buster Cooper, trumpet player Barrie Lee Hall, Jr., bassist John Lamb, and saxophonist Shelley Carroll. He has also collaborated with salsa singers Ruben Blades, Ismael Miranda, salsa/latin jazz trombonist Jimmy Bosch and pianist Larry Harlow to name a few. José-Miguel has performed in the internationally acclaimed 2001 Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland as well as several Texas jazz and salsa music festivals. José-Miguel’s passion for music is complemented by his love of mathematics and science; he has a Ph.D. from Rice University in statistics and is and working as a researcher and associate professor at the world renowned University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston, Texas. He is currently working on a stroke clinical trial and using machine learning for prognosis after severe traumatic brain injury and semi-automated detection of cancer.

Upcoming Events

  • Jazzy Sundays in the Park featuring David Caceres Group
    Sun, Nov 07
    Buffalo Bayou Park (The Water Works)
    Nov 07, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Buffalo Bayou Park (The Water Works), 105 Sabine St., Houston TX 7007
    Jazzy Sundays in the Park include free performances at The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park. The concert series, made possible by the Kinder Foundation, celebrates the legacy and evolution of jazz in Houston.
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  • Jose-Miguel Yamal and Phase 1
    Oct 10, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Houston, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010, USA
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  • Marlon Simon and the Nagual Spirits
    Sun, Oct 03
    Discovery Green Park
    Oct 03, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Discovery Green Park, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010, USA
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  • Latin Jazz Caravan Jam Session
    Tue, Sep 14
    Canary Cafe
    Sep 14, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Canary Cafe, 4928 Fulton St Suite A, Houston, TX 77009, USA
    The Monday night latin jazz tradition continues!
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  • David Caceres Quartet
    Fri, Sep 10
    Eddie V's
    Sep 10, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Eddie V's, 2800 Kirby Dr Suite A100, Houston, TX 77098, USA
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  • Latin Jazz Caravan Jam Session
    Tue, Sep 07
    Canary Cafe
    Sep 07, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Canary Cafe, 4928 Fulton St Suite A, Houston, TX 77009, USA
    The Monday night latin jazz tradition continues!
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CONTACT

josemiguelyamal [at] mac.com

713-306-8106

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