Miles Black began his professional music career in 1980 (at age 14) in Victoria, British Columbia after studying piano in the provincial capital with George Essihos.
Currently based in Vancouver, BC, Miles has a wealth of musical experience as an arranger, producer, composer, session musician, guitarist, bassist, saxophonist, songwriter, musical theatre director, music therapist and college level music instructor. He has performed on countless albums, and has played with many music greats around the world.
Some of the artists/acts with whom Miles has worked include Mark Murphy, Lee Konitz, Slide Hampton, Chuck Israels, Dee Daniels, Jane Siberry, Sheila Jordan, Ernestine Anderson, Paul Horn, Juno-nominated fusion band Skywalk, Shari Ulrich, Moreen Meriden, Carl Allen, Max Roach, the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Harry “Sweets” Edison, The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Christine Duncan, Rodney Whittaker, Maynard Ferguson, Lew Tabackin, Bill Goodwin, Claude Ranger, Claudio Roditi, Ingrid Jensen, Carl Anderson, Jim Byrnes, Ann Mortifee, Fraser MacPherson, Houston Person, Johnny Frigo, Von Freeman and many other well known stars of the music world.
Currently, Miles is involved in several projects: He is co-leading a modern jazz quartet called “Altered Laws” with Tom Keenlyside. With lyricist/vocalist Glenda Rae, Miles has written over 300 songs. Their recently released album Another Day is available online. Black is a full-time music producer for Panache Entertainment Corporation.
Since 1993, Mr. Black has been a member of the Oliver Gannon Quartet, a Juno-award winning jazz guitarist with extensive performance experience around the globe.
Since 1991, Miles has been working for PG Music, with whom he has helped to produce and performed on music software programs, including The Jazz Pianist 1 & 2, The New Age Pianist, The Children’s Pianist, The Modern Jazz Pianist, Jazz Piano Masterclass, Blues Piano Masterclass and an Oscar Peterson CD Rom, complete with transcriptions, as well as many add-ons for the popular Band-in-a-Box programs.