Saturday, March 22, 2014

Miro Sprague: Solo Jazz Piano

The Maybeck Studio is proud to host jazz piano phenom Miro Sprague in concert on Saturday, March 22, at 3:00pm. This concert will feature a creative mix of original compositions, free improvisations and creative arrangements of jazz classics.
Miro Sprague, Solo Jazz Piano
Saturday, March 22, 3:00pm
Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts
1537 Euclid Ave., Berkeley 94708
Admission: $15. Purchase tickets online now!


Miro grew up in Western Massachusetts in a musical family and began playing the piano at age 13 after hearing Miles Davis's classic album, "Kind of Blue". As a teenager, he won several awards in Downbeat Magazine's Student Music Awards including best original composition in 2002 and 2004. He performed extensively in New England before moving to New York City in 2003 to attend the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Gary Dial, Jason Moran and Chris Rosenberg. He graduated from MSM in 2008 with a degree in Jazz Piano Performance. In 2012 Miro was selected to attend the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA, a prestigious, tuition-free jazz masters program that accepts one ensemble of musicians for each class. While at the Institute, Miro has had the opportunity to study with many of the world's great musicians and educators including Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Lewis Nash, Benny Golson, Dave Liebman, Hal Crook and many more.

Miro has performed with many phenomenal musicians including Wayne Shorter, Greg Osby, Jimmy Heath, Reggie Workman, Rashied Ali, Greg Osby, Matt Wilson, Sheila Jordan, Anat Cohen and many more. He has toured the United States, Europe, and Japan, performing at many great venues including the Red Sea, North Sea and Montreal jazz festivals. He is currently finishing production of his fifth CD and has recorded on numerous albums as a sideman.