Michael Buckley

Michael Buckley

"My Syos mouthpiece plays great! Dark but with projection, which is difficult to find. After having spent years searching for vintage mouthpieces that could deliver what I wanted, there’s now a company in France that can make exactly what you want at a fraction of the cost! My Syos is dark, warm and centered, huge sound and projection, great intonation and unlike my previous vintage pieces, is affordable and doesn’t belong in a museum! Chapeau, Syos!"

Michael Buckley is a highly regarded saxophonist, flautist, and composer who has significantly impacted both the Irish and international jazz scenes. He began his professional career at a very young age, impressing critics as a child prodigy. Born in Dublin in 1971, Buckley has performed and toured extensively with jazz giants, including the legendary Charles Mingus Dynasty big band and septet, Kurt Rosenwinkel, John Abercrombie, and many more.

Buckley’s talents extend beyond jazz. He has regularly contributed to film and television scores and collaborated with mainstream artists like Glen Hansard, Paul Brady, The Corrs, and The Cranberries. In recent years, he has established himself as a prominent music producer in Ireland, recording, mixing, and mastering numerous best-selling records.

He has been a key collaborator with Irish artist Glen Hansard, touring regularly and contributing to live shows and albums by writing and arranging horn parts.
Buckley’s leadership extends beyond the stage. He released two solo albums: “The Tourist” featuring an impressive international lineup and “It Is What It Is,” showcasing his songwriting talents in pop and R&B. Both albums feature top Irish and UK session musicians.

Michael Buckley holds a Master’s degree and has served on the faculty of the Dublin City University (DCU) Jazz Program. This role involves performing and collaborating with faculty from the renowned Berklee College of Music.


Michael is playing on a Tenor Eddie Rich Signature 8 SYOS mouthpiece.