Note: Country Kimberly, slated to perform at 6 & 8pm upstairs at the Universalist Church will unfortunately be unable to appear due to illness. SSN is very pleased to present the following artist!
"A Little Night Music" - jazz, blues, improvisations, ballads and more....Miro Sprague, nationally and internationally acclaimed jazz pianist, will be joined, on vocals, by Morning Star, director of Wings! chorus and part of the duo "Moonlight and Morning Star". If the stars are right, Moonlight Davis will join them at the 6:00 set..
Miro is a recent graduate of Manhattan School of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree in jazz piano performance. Miro is now a Thelonious Monk jazz Institute Fellow.
His affiliations include:
* Leader of the Miro Sprague Trio, 2002 to the present.
* Member of cooperative group, The Paislies, 2005- present.
* Pianist for “Moonlight and Morning Star,” 2000-present.
* Leader, The Miro Sprague Quintet, 2002 to 2003
* Founding member of Trio Mission, 2001 to 2004
* The Sonya Kitchell Band, 2002-2007
* Faculty member at Interplay Jazz Camp, 2006 and 2007
- Downbeat Magazine 2002,2003,2004 National Student Music Awards: 2002 - 1st prize in jazz composition; “Outstanding performance” for instrumental soloist in the Blues/pop/rock category. 2003 -Trio Mission received 1st prizes for jazz group and blues/pop/rock group. Received “outstanding performance” again for blues/pop/rock soloist. 2004: Miro Sprague/Sonya Kitchell duo won best blues/pop/rock group. Won 1st prize for jazz composition.
- Berklee School of Music 2002 & 2003 Jazz Festival: Trio Mission won 1st prize in 2002. Miro received “outstanding musician” and "judges choice" awards both years.
- UMass 2001 & 2002 High School Jazz festivals. Both years received outstanding musician awards and scholarships to UMass summer camp program "Jazz in July.”