Based in Vancouver, BC, Miles Black is a highly respected career musician bringing an enormous wealth of musical experience and expertise to most every facet of the music industry. Firstly known as one of Canada’s most accomplished jazz pianists, Miles is also highly acclaimed and sought after as an arranger, producer, composer, session musician, guitarist, vocalist, bassist, saxophonist, songwriter, and musical theatre director.
Adding to that, he has worked as a music therapist and collegiate music instructor. Especially in Vancouver, Miles Black is well know as the “first call’ when musicians are looking for top professional enhancements to their projects.
Just some of the artists and acts with whom Miles has worked with include Mark Murphy, Lee Konitz, Slide Hampton, Scott Hamilton, Chuck Israels, Dee Daniels, Paul Horn, Juno-nominated fusion band Skywalk, Shari Ulrich, Max Roach, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Maynard Ferguson, Lew Tabackin, Claudio Roditi, Ingrid Jensen, Houston Person, The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Johnny Frigo, and Von Freeman. The list is lengthy and includes many other well known stars of the music world too numerous to note here.
Always in high demand, Miles is currently involved in several high level projects at this time. At the present he is co-leading a modern jazz quartet with the aptly named “Altered Laws” group that also highlights saxophonist and flautist Tom Keenlyside.
As well since 1993, Mr. Black has proudly been a member of the Oliver Gannon Quartet performing keyboard duties including the Hammond B3. Mr. Gannon is a Juno-award winning jazz guitarist with extensive performance experience around the globe. Miles joined the Mike Allen Quartet in 2009, and has since recorded 2 new albums with this innovative jazz quartet, performing as pianist, guitarist, and composer .
On the education front, Miles has been working for Victoria based PG Music since 1991. As a performer and teacher he has helped to produce countless music software programs for public consumption. Just a few of these include “The Jazz Pianist 1&2″,”The NewAge Pianist”, “The Children’s Pianist”, “The Modern Jazz Pianist”, “Jazz Piano Masterclass”, “Blues Piano Masterclass” and an Oscar Peterson CD Rom, complete with transcriptions. He has also written, produced and performed many add-ons for PG Music’s popular “Band-in-a-Box” programs.