Ron Miles

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Ron Miles
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Miles at a concert with Bill Frisell. October 29, 2009 in Innsbruck
Background information
Born (1963-05-09) May 9, 1963 (age 53)
Indianapolis, Indiana
United States
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Cornet, trumpet
Years active 1980–present
Labels Capri, Gramavision, Sterling Circle Records, Prolific Recordings,
Associated acts Bill Frisell, Fred Hess

Ron Miles (born May 9, 1963) is an American trumpeter, cornetist and composer. He has recorded work for Prolific (1986) and Capri (1990), as well as for Gramavision.[1]


Miles moved to Denver, Colorado from Indianapolis at the age of 11 and attended Denver East High School. He went on to study music at the University of Denver (1981–1985) and the Manhattan School of Music (1986).[1] He is among Denver's most prominent jazz musicians.[2] He is also the co-ordinator of Jazz Studies at Metropolitan State University of Denver.[3]

He is now also working in collaboration with Sterling Circle Records.[4]


As Leader:

  • 1987: Distance For Safety (Prolific Records)
  • 1989: Witness (Capri)
  • 1996: My Cruel Heart (Gramavision)
  • 1997: Women's Day (Gramavision)
  • 2000: Ron Miles Trio (Capri)
  • 2002: Heaven (Sterling Circle), with Bill Frisell
  • 2003: Laughing Barrel (Sterling Circle)
  • 2006: Stone/Blossom (Sterling Circle)
  • 2012: Quiver (Enja), with Bill Frisell and Brian Blade
  • 2014: Circuit Rider with Bill Frisell & Brian Blade (Yellowbird Records)

With Bill Frisell:

With Fred Hess:

  • 2002: The Long and Short of It
  • 2004: Crossed Paths
  • 2006: How Bout' Now
  • 2007: In the Grotto
  • 2008: Single Moment

With Joe Henry:

With Wayne Horvitz:

  • 2006: Way Out East

With Rich Lamb:

  • 2008: Music Along the Way

With Jason Steele:

  • 2007: Some Wonderful Moment

With Whirlpool:

  • 2015: Dancing on the Inside


  1. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "Ron Miles – Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-02-28. 
  2. ^ Bret Saunders (September 14, 2010). "Jazz: The many styles of Ron Miles". The Denver Post. Archived from the original on 2011-03-09. 
  3. ^ Metropolitan State College of Denver – Department of Music Retrieved October 11, 2012.
  4. ^ Corroto, Mark (November 2, 2006). "CD/LP Review: Stone / Blossom". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2010-07-31. 

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