Visiting ArtistMiro Sprague, jazz pianist
The Williams College Department of Music presents Miro Sprague with a program of jazz piano on Thursday, September 12 at 8 p.m., in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the college campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Pianist Miro Sprague, originally from western Massachusetts, is an established local sensation. In addition to his solo career, he has been leading his own group, the Miro Sprague Trio, since 2002. He is the pianist for Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils, and also for the Michael Zsoldos Quartet and Duo.
The Brattleboro Reformer described Mr. Sprague’s improvising as unexpected but melodic, “where three trailing notes of a phrase can become seed, stem and blossom in a completely different place. …No matter how far fetched, each new turn is entirely musical.”
Mr. Sprague has received National Student Music Awards from Downbeat Magazine in 2002, 2003, and 2004. His recordings include Trio Mission (2002), Opening (2005), and Center of the Art (live solo recording 2012.)
Mr. Sprague is currently studying at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA. He graduated from the Manhattan School of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree in jazz piano performance.