About Miro Sprague
Miro Sprague is a jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader known for his dynamic performance style and inspiring creativity. In addition to being an inventive solo pianist, Miro leads his own trio and quintet and is also a member of the cooperative septet “Holophonor”. A graduate of the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, Miro has had the opportunity to study with many of the world’s greatest musicians, including Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Billy Childs, James Newton, Dave Liebman and Hal Crook, among others.
He has toured the United States, Europe, Japan and the Middle East, performing with Wayne Shorter, Matt Wilson, Greg Osby, Jerry Bergonzi, Adam Cruz and Reggie Workman. He is a skilled vocal accompanist and has been the pianist of choice for renowned vocalist Karrin Allyson since late 2015. He has also performed with vocalists Sheila Jordan, Jane Monheit, Samirah Evans, Sara Gazarek, and Evelyn Harris. Miro was a semifinalist in the 2015 Montreux Jazz Festival Piano Competition. He has released four studio albums, including his most recent release “Blue Dreaming”. He currently lives in New York City.
“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.
“Miro Sprague is among the most talented young composer/pianists of his generation. His grasp of harmonic complexity, subtle pianistic touch, and communication skills enable him to play the spectrum from traditional to free jazz, in settings from solo piano to ensembles of every size. I look forward to hearing more from him.“ – Armen Donelian, Pianist, Composer, Faculty, New School University Jazz Program
“Miro is pure music to me. Imagination and intuition take the place of anything expected. He has a great sensitivity that shines.“ – Jerry Bergonzi, Saxophonist, Composer, Faculty, New England Conservatory
“Certain jazz improvisers capture my attention when they play, and hold it from the beginning to the end of every performance. Pianist Miro Sprague is one of them. He’s welcome on my bandstand anytime. The only question I have is, am I welcome on his?“ – Hal Crook – Legendary Educator, Trombonist, Composer
“One of the hippest and most mature of the newest generation of emerging giants.“ – Andy Jaffe – Pianist, Composer, Educator