Ron Miles

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Ron Miles
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Miles in concert with Bill Frisell, Innsbruck, Austria, October 29, 2009
Background information
Born (1963-05-09) May 9, 1963 (age 56)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsCornet, trumpet
Years active1980–present
LabelsCapri, Gramavision, Sterling Circle, Prolific
Associated actsBill Frisell, Fred Hess

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


Miles moved to Denver, Colorado from Indianapolis at the age of 11 and attended Denver East High School. He studied 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 the co-ordinator of Jazz Studies at Metropolitan State University of Denver.[3]


As leader

  • 1987: Distance for Safety (Prolific)
  • 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 with Bill Frisell and Brian Blade (Yellowbird)
  • 2014: Circuit Rider with Bill Frisell and Brian Blade (Yellowbird)
  • 2017: I Am a Man with Bill Frisell, Brian Blade, Jason Moran & Thomas Morgan (Yellowbird)

With Bill Frisell

With Ben Goldberg

  • 2009: Go Home

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

With Joshua Redman


  1. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "Ron Miles – Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved February 28, 2013.
  2. ^ Bret Saunders (September 14, 2010). "Jazz: The many styles of Ron Miles". The Denver Post. Archived from the original on March 9, 2011.
  3. ^ Metropolitan State College of Denver – Department of Music Retrieved October 11, 2012.

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