About Miro Sprague
Miro Sprague is a jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader known for his dynamic performance style, inspiring creativity, and artistic versatility. Currently based in New York City, Miro has toured the United States, Europe, Japan, and the Middle East and has performed/recorded with Karrin Allyson, Matt Wilson, Greg Osby, Jerry Bergonzi, Houston Person, Steve Cardenas, Adam Cruz, Jerome Jennings, Greg Tardy and Linda Oh, among others. Miro leads his own trio and quintet and frequently performs solo piano concerts. He has released four studio albums, including his latest release "Blue Dreaming". He is also a member of the cooperative septet “Holophonor”, who recently released their sophomore album "Light Magnet" on World Galaxy Records.
Miro is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance. While at the institute he 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 in jazz, blues, soul, gospel, folk, pop and rock contexts. Since late 2015 he has been the pianist of choice for renowned vocalist Karrin Allyson, touring extensively throughout the U.S. and overseas. He has also performed/recorded with vocalists Jane Monheit, Samirah Evans, Claudia Schmidt, Sara Gazarek, Evelyn Harris and Moonlight Davis. Miro was a semifinalist in the 2015 Montreux Jazz Festival Piano Competition.
“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