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, Greg Tardy 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, 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 touried 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.
“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