JASON MILES is a producer/artist/arranger/composer and keyboardist based in the New York area. He has crafted music for Miles Davis, Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller, Gato Barbieri, David Sanborn, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, The Crusaders, Michael Brecker and many others. He has produced ambitious musical tributes to both Weather Report (Celebrating the Music of Weather Report -Telarc) and Ivan Lins (A Love Affair, The Music of Ivan Lins) from which he won a Grammy for his production of “She Walks this Earth.” Sting won a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal in 2001 for the recording. Jason also produced To Grover With Love, the acclaimed and visionary tribute to Grover Washington Jr. In 2004 he masterminded the Contemporary Jazz Collection Maximum Grooves-Coast To Coast, which earned him his fourth Grammy nomination. Miles’ production of Gato Barbieri’s last CD, The Shadow of the Cat won the Billboard Latin Jazz Album of the year in 2003 and also received a Latin Grammy nomination. 2005 saw the release of his forward thinking homage to Miles Davis called Miles to Miles, In The Spirit of Miles Davis. 2006 saw the re-imagination of Marvin Gaye’s music with, What’s Going On, The Songs of Marvin Gaye.
Jason you've worked successfully in the business for many years now. What inspired you to become a musician?
What would you consider your initial big break?
Describe any memorable close encounters with a TASCAM product?
What musical projects are you currently involved with?
You've worked with some musical icons over the years, Luther Vandross, Chaka Kahn, Sting and Miles Davis just to name a few. Explain how did you come to work with Miles?
Where do you see yourself musically 5 years from now?
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