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Jason Miles, Keyboardist and Producer
Brooklyn born Jason Miles attended Indiana State University in the 1970s. At the height of the fusion revolution, Miles returned to New York to immerse himself in the Big Apple session scene and gradually gained acceptance from like-minded innovators in the highly competitive field of electronic music.
His forward-looking synth programming techniques firmly planted his feet in the fusion world, a style popular in the 1970s. In 1979, he made his first recording as a leader, Cosmopolitan, which featured bassist Marcus Miller and saxophonist Michael Brecker. Only recently released, that project kicked off a continuous working relationship with both highly regarded artists. A longtime advocate of electronic music, Miles has been a well-respected figure on the New York studio scene since the '80s as a first-call keyboard programmer and player for A-list artists such as Miles Davis, Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, David Sanborn, and Michael Jackson.
His To Grover With Love project, as well as the recently released Grover Live, which he produced, pays tribute to the rich legacy and memory of soulful saxophonist Grover Washington, Jr.
Most recently, his Global Noize group—the jazz, funk, electronica and world fusion collective Miles co-leads DJ Logic and Falu—released their sophomore album, A PRAYER FOR THE PLANET.