Jeff Miles is quickly becoming one of the most in-demand musicians on the New York music scene. The 26-year-old guitar player from San Diego, California has already performed with musicians such as Terry Lynn Carrington, Fabian Almazan, Logan Richardson, Roy Hargrove, John Benitez and Ziv Ravitz among many others. He began studying classical piano at the age of six and picked up guitar at twelve. In 2004 he moved to Boston to attend the Berklee College of Music on scholarship. While at the school he was a member of the 2007 Berklee Monterey Quartet, a group featured twice at the 50th annual Monterey Jazz Festival. In addition to numerous performances on behalf of Berklee, this quartet was also the featured opening act for the San Francisco Jazz Collective (Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano, Eric Harland) at its March 2008 performance in Boston. Shortly after graduating from Berklee, Jeff traveled to Switzerland where he competed and won the 2008 Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition. He returned to Montreux the following year to lead his own band as a featured act, opening for Russell Malone, Jeff Tain Watts, John Mclaughlin, Airto, and Bill Evans. Jeff subsequently toured Europe with the vocal and piano competition winners.
Jeff has performed in legendary venues all over the world including Smalls, Blues Alley, The Monterey, Montreux, Onset, and Longwy Jazz Festivals, Scullers, Regattabar, Opera de Lyon, Dizzy’s, Fat Cat, Steamers and Iridium. In addition to extensive performances on both coasts of the United States, his playing has taken him on tours around Europe and Central America. He has studied with Hal Crook, Mick Goodrick, Rick Peckham, Ari Hoenig, Frank LoCrasto, Tim Miller, Dave Santoro, Bret Willmott, Terri Lynn Carrington, Jeff Galindo, Dave Samuels, and Alain Mallet. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.