Jason Miles

Instrument: Keyboard | Location: New York City

Born: June 30

Some musicians are content to find one thing they like to do, and then to keep doing it for the rest of their career. Jason Miles is definitely not that kind of artist. Repetition is not a concept that even makes sense to him. Why stay stuck in one place when you can explore and experience something different? Moving determinedly forward has been Miles’ guiding philosophy since he began playing music professionally, more than four decades ago.



As a composer, keyboardist, producer and arranger, Grammy winner Miles has brought to every new project he’s undertaken a boundless sense of curiosity and adventure. No less than Roberta Flack said about him, “Jason Miles has raised the level of excellence for the musicians who have had the good fortune of working with him, myself included. He has enriched the lives of the millions of people who have listened to the music he plays, the recordings he produces and the countless musicians he mentors and inspires.”

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”The Quincy Jones of contemporary jazz.” —Jonathan Widren, All Music

“Jason Miles has raised the level of excellence for the musicians who have had the good fortune of working with him, myself included. He has enriched the lives of the millions of people who have listened to the music he plays, the recordings he produces and the countless musicians he mentors and inspires. The work he did with my friends, Miles Davis and Marcus Miller have helped to define the modern face of jazz music.” —Roberta Flack

Primary Instrument

Keyboard

Location

New York City

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Clinic/Workshop Information

I do clinics that teach everything from how to be a great producer to performance to the art of understanding the music business.have taught at Berklee, Manhattan School of Music, Ithaca College. 35 years of experience.

Videos

Bandcamp / Soundcloud

Recordings