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“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, July

Jason Miles is a producer and keyboardist based in New York
Jason Miles has stood his ground as a true musical visionary. From his groundbreaking synth programming on Miles Davis’ 80s masterpieces Tutu, Music From Siesta and Amandla to Kind of New, his critically acclaimed 2015 recording with trumpeter Ingrid Jensen that celebrates Davis’ spirit. The Grammy Award winning New York native— dubbed by one insightful veteran journalist as the “Quincy Jones of Contemporary Music”—has consistently brought the highest level of artistry to his multi-faceted recordings (as both producer and artist) and live performances. Miles has not only helped shape the landscape of contemporary jazz, but also brought his rich sonic textures as a keyboardist, arranger and producer to artists in a multitude of genres, from R&B/pop to Latin Jazz, Brazilian music and even children’s music and country (producing Suzy Boguss’ Sweet Danger). His many years of collaboration with Marcus Miller include not only the Miles Davis projects but also classic recordings by David Sanborn (A Change of Heart, Close Up, Upfront) and Luther Vandross. In March 2015, Miles performed a “To Grover, With Love” tribute concert before over 5,000 people at the Capetown Jazz Festival in South Africa. Joining him for the show were saxophonists Marion Meadows and Elan Trotman, bassist Gerald Veasley and vocalist Maya Azucena. In March 2016, Miles will be releasing the album, “To Grover, With Love Live in Japan”, a compilation of ten shows performed at the Blue Note Tokyo in June 2010. Featured guests include saxophonists Andy Snitzer and Eric Darius and the late percussionist Ralph MacDonald, who penned Grover’s trademark hits “Mister Magic” and “Just The Two of Us.” Miles will be performing “To Grover, With Love” shows throughout 2016, including August 28 at the Hollywood Bowl. Miles has worked over the years with a proverbial who’s who of contemporary music: Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Michael Brecker, The Crusaders, Ruben Blades, Freddy Cole, George Benson, Joe Sample, Herb Alpert, Vanessa Williams, Grover Washington Jr., Lea Salonga and many others. He has performed at top festivals and venues throughout the world, including Monterey Jazz Festival, Jazz Aspen, Umbria Jazz, North Sea, Jacksonville Jazz Fest, Jazz Fest NOLA and Tokyo Blue Note.
Miles’ work with Q Up Arts includes producing the acclaimed Steve Gadd Drumscores and Psychic Horns.