Sat, Jul 28|
Miro Sprague Trio
Miro Sprague (piano), Alex Boneham (bass), Christian Euman (drums) Two sets at 8:00pm & 9:30pm 21+ | $15 plus one drink minimum
Jul 28, 2018, 8:00 PM
Sam First, 6171 W Century Blvd Suite 180, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA
ABOUT MIRO SPRAGUE:
Miro Sprague is a pianist, composer, and bandleader known for his dynamic and passionate performance style, inspiring creativity, and artistic versatility. Working primarily in the field of jazz and improvised music, he has toured the United States, Europe, Japan, and the Middle East, performing at many of the world's top venues and festivals. He has worked with Karrin Allyson, Matt Wilson, Greg Osby, Jerry Bergonzi, Houston Person, Steve Cardenas, Adam Cruz, Jerome Jennings, Ingrid Jensen and Linda Oh, among others. Miro leads his own trio and quintet and frequently performs solo piano concerts in a wide range of venues. He is also a member of the cooperative septet “Holophonor”, who recently released their second album "Light Magnet" which was produced by jazz legend Wayne Shorter and released on World Galaxy Records.
Miro is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA. While at the institute he had the opportunity to study with many of the world’s greatest musicians, including Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Billy Childs, James Newton, and Hal Crook, among others. Miro is a skilled vocal accompanist and has performed and recorded with a wide range of vocalists including Sara Gazarek, Jane Monheit, Kristin Berardi, Samirah Evans, Claudia Schmidt, Evelyn Harris and Moonlight Davis. Since late 2015 he has been the pianist of choice for renowned vocalist Karrin Allyson and has toured extensively with her throughout the U.S. and overseas. Miro is a native of Western Massachusetts and currently divides his time between New York City and Los Angeles.
“Miro Sprague is a very gifted young pianist. His lyrical and harmonic senses are beautiful and adventurous. Even though he has a great technical command of the instrument, his technique always serves the story that he is telling. I look for great things from him in the very near future.” – Billy Childs, Grammy Award Winning Pianist and Composer.