From his groundbreaking synth programming on Miles Davis’ 80s masterpieces (Tutu, Music From Siesta and Amandla) to “Kind of New”, Jason Miles is considered as the “Quincy Jones of Contemporary Music”.
For Roberta Flack, “The work Jason did with Miles Davis and Marcus Miller has helped to define the modern face of jazz music”.
Jason 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. In an industry where true creativity and innovation is needed but not always rewarded, Jason Miles has stood his ground as a true musical visionary.
Committed to pushing the envelope of sonic possibilities and bringing out the best in the artists and musicians he vibes with, Miles has worked over the years with a proverbial who’s who of contemporary music: Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Michael Brecker, David Sandborn, the Crusaders, George Benson and Grover Washington Jr.
He has also performed at top festivals and venues throughout the world, including Monterey Jazz Festival, Jazz Aspen, Umbria Jazz, North Sea Jazz, Capetown Jazz Festival, Clearwater Jazz Festival and Tokyo Blue Note.
In “Kind of New” – inspired by Miles Davis’ legendary 1970 “Cellar Door” sessions – Jason offers a journey into the future of jazz via a fresh vibe that fuses electric and acoustic grooves with infectious melodies and virtuosic performances.
Jason Miles and Theo Crocker, his new trumpeter, have decided to join their forces with saxophonist Jay Rodriguez and one of the finest rhythm sections on the music scene : drummer Gene Lake & bassist Reggie Washington.