Miro Sprague, a pianist and composer known for his creativity and deep musicality, presents an intimate solo piano concert in the Michiko Studios Stage Room. Recently returned to New York after studying at the renowned Thelonious Monk Institute in Los Angeles, this will be Sprague's first ever solo concert in NYC. The music will range from original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards to free improvisations.
Miro has toured the United States, Europe, and Japan and has performed with Greg Osby, Jerry Bergonzi, Matt Wilson, Linda Oh, Karrin Allison, Reggie Workman, and Sheila Jordan, among others. Miro leads his own trio and quintet and is a member of the cooperative septet “Holophonor”.
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 he 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 had the opportunity to study with many of the world’s great musicians including Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Lewis Nash, Benny Golson, Dave Liebman and Hal Crook, among others. Miro was a semifinalist in the 2015 Montreux Jazz Festival Piano Competition and recently released his fourth studio album “Blue Dreaming”.
Only Advance Tickets will be accepted due to limited seating. Please purchase your tickets through Eventbrite.
Doors open at 3:45 PM. Show will start promptly at 4:00 PM.