Jason Miles

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Jason Miles2019-02-15T16:46:58+00:00

Project Description

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Territory of Representation

  • Non-exclusive Worldwide (excluding North America)

Availability

  • Summer & Fall Festivals 2019 and upon request

Recent Shows

  • Kind of New
    December 27th 2018, Nublu, New York, USA
    March 3rd 2018,  Jazz Club Tonne, Dresden, German
    March 2nd 2018, Zig Zag Club, Berlin, Germany
    March 1st 2018, Ronnie Scotts, London, UK
    February 27th & 28th 2018, Duc des Lombards, Paris, France
    February 26th 2018, TBA, Foggia, Italy
    February 25th 2018, Blue Note, Milan, Italy

From his groundbreaking synth programming on Miles Davis’ 80’s masterpieces “Tutu”, “Music From Siesta” and “Amandla” to his current projects “Global Noize” and “Kind of New”, Jason Miles has consistently brought the highest level of artistry to his multi-faceted recordings (both as producer and artist) and live performances. Over the years the Grammy Award winning New York native has worked with a proverbial “who’s who” of contemporary music: Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Michael Brecker, The Crusaders, Ruben Blades, George Benson, Joe Sample, Herb Alpert, Vanessa Williams, Grover Washington Jr. and many more.

Jason currently has 3 festival projects:”Kind of New”,“Celebrating the Music of Weather Report” and “To Grover with Love” (celebrating the music of Grover Washington Jr.).

“Kind of New” is Miles’ most recent project. Inspired by Miles Davis’ “Cellar Door” sessions, it offers a journey into the Future of Jazz by creating a new vibe that mixes electric/acoustic grooves with virtuistic performances and infectious melodies. It has been getting accolades from all over the world and the live performance has been leaving audiences wanting more.

Back in the year 2000, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Weather Report’s formation, Jason Miles produced the #1 album “Celebrating the music of Weather Report”, featuring an all-star cast including Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, David Sanborn, Victor Bailey, Omar Hakim, Joe Sample, Marcus Miller, John Scofield, Dennis Chambers and many others. Jason remained true to the original music, while updating and opening up the arrangements. In 2017 Jason Miles decided to take “Celebrating the Music of Weather Report” on the road, and he has been getting rave reviews ever since. 

“To Grover with Love” pays tribute to the legendary sax player Grover Washington Jr. by performing his 1980 Grammy Award winning bestselling album “Winelight” in full, along with some of his greatest classics like “Inner City Blues” and “Soulful Strut” with an all-star band of the top players from NYC. In addition to conceiving, producing and arranging two very successful tribute recordings dedicated to Grover, Jason Miles – who did the synth programming on Grover’s 1987 album “Strawberry Moon” – has also produced and executive produced “Grover Live”, a 2010 issue of a live concert Grover performed in New York in 1997.