2023 Jazz Road Creatives
El Paso, Texas
Year of Award
Grant or Fellowship
Jazz Road Creative Residencies Grant
This residency will focus on the exploration of the fusion of Mexican Folkloric music and jazz, through the documentation of audio, video, and a documentary style film. The investigation of the history of both styles will be conducted through interviews, transcription, onsite visits to local museums, music arranging, rehearsing, recording, and performing. This will be in collaboration with The Jazz Exchange, a local non-profit organization as the host.
About the Artist
Mexican-American saxophonist Abel Mireles is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the most promising saxophonists of his generation in the New Jersey and New York area. He has also developed a unique voice as a composer and as an arranger, concentrating his efforts on perfecting a fine mix between Mexican American Folkloric Music and Jazz. A graduate of the esteemed jazz programs of the University of Texas at El Paso (undergraduate) and William Paterson University where he received his Master’s degree in Jazz Performance. Abel Mireles Group is an ensemble of professional jazz musicians based in the NYC area.