Miro Sprague, is a jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader known for his dynamic performance style and inspiring creativity. A recent graduate of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, he has toured the United States, Europe, and Japan and has performed with Greg Osby, Jerry Bergonzi, Matt Wilson, Adam Cruz, Linda Oh, Sheila Jordan and Reggie Workman among others. Miro leads his own trio and quintet and is a member of the cooperative septet “Holophonor.” Miro is a skilled vocal accompanist and performs frequently with Karrin Allyson, Samirah Evans and Evelyn Harris.
Miro grew up in Western Massachusetts in a musical family and began playing the piano at age 13 after hearing Miles Davis’s classic album, “Kind of Blue.” As a teenager, he won several awards in Downbeat Magazine’s Student Music Awards including best original composition in 2002 and 2004. He performed extensively in New England before moving to New York City in 2003 to attend the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Gary Dial, Jason Moran, and Chris Rosenberg. He graduated from MSM in 2008 with a degree in Jazz Piano Performance. In 2012 he was selected to attend the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA, a prestigious, tuition-free jazz masters program that accepts one ensemble of musicians for each class. While at the Institute, Miro had the opportunity to study with many of the world’s great musicians including Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Billy Childs, James Newton, Dave Liebman and Hal Crook, among others. Miro was a semifinalist in the 2015 Montreux Jazz Festival Piano Competition and recently released his fourth studio album “Blue Dreaming”. He lives in New York City.