Miles Griffith is now Vocal Jazz Associate Professor at Queens College Jazz Program.
In addition he teaches privately
(347) 248-2864



Songs For The Soul
Radam Schwartz & Conspiracy for Positivity featuring Miles Griffith

Radam Schwartz - organ
featuring
Miles Griffith - vocals (tracks 1,3,6,7,8,11)

Conspiracy for Positivity
James Gibbs III - trumpet (all tracks except 2)
Anthony Ware - alto saxophone (all tracks except 2,11)
Misha Fatkiev - guitar (all tracks except 11)
Joe Brown, Jr. - drums (tracks 1,2,3,6,7,8,11)
Luciana Padmore - drums (tracks 4,5,9)

Conspiracy Voices
Kelsey Jillette (tracks 1,2,3,7)
Cynthia Holiday (tracks 1,2,3,7)
Marcelino Feliciano (tracks 1,2,3,7)
Gary Oleyar (track 2)

List of Tunes:

  1. Get In At The Door
  2. Darn That Dream
  3. Sometimes It Is, Sometimes It Ain't
  4. Curious Visitors
  5. Crazy Love
  6. All Blues
  7. Youthology
  8. Stay Away Blues
  9. Golden
  10. Sky Namel
  11. My Soul At Peace


Songs For The Soul




Live at Step
Fine Noise

Daniel Nösig - Trumpet
Tonc Feinig - Hammond B3
Miles Griffith - Vocals
Mario Gonzi - Drums

List of Tunes:

  1. My Love
  2. Inside Your Open Arms
  3. What...?
  4. My Tin Can
  5. Let Them Talk
  6. From the Grace
  7. Spank Blues


Fine Noise - Live at Step




SONGBOOK
Miles Griffith/Michael Jefry Stevens Quartet

Michael Jefrey Stevens - Piano
Miles Griffith - Vocals
Peter Herbert - Bass
Rob Garcia - Drums
Sue Terry - Saxophones, Clarinet
Kevin McNeal - Guitar

List of Tunes:

1. Jonathan Max (mp3)
2. Forever (mp3)
3. Reborn
4. Safe In My Arms
5. The Stalker (mp3)
6. Lost Love
7. Everyman's Song
8. The Wanderer's Song
9. Losing Streak






FUZZROOM
Fine Noise

Daniel Nösig - trumpet
Tonc Feinig - fender rhodes, piano
Miles Griffith - vocals
Johannes Enders - saxophone
Mario Vavti - trombone
Klaus Lippitsch - percussion
Uros Rakovec - mandola
Robert Jukic - bass
Milan Nikolic - bass
Dusan Novakov - drums

List of Tunes:

1. Sometimes (Weekend Daydream) (mp3)
2. Fuzzroom
3. Miss Koko (Flowers Blossom) (mp3)
4. FKK SKA (Islanders Back-Beat) (mp3)
5. Lamp
6. Time Out
7. Not Yet
8. Letini Casi
9. Mandola






Performance

Since 1978, Jazz Vocalist, Composer, Voice-Over and Private Instructor Miles Griffith performed, recorded and toured with Paul Simon’s One Ensembles, James Williams 92-04’, Bill Lee, Wynton Marsalis 94-98’ the celebrated Pulitzer Prize Jazz Oratorio Blood On The Fields, Bill Saxton, Jon Hendricks 95-96, Jack Walrath, Bill Mobley, Mark Elf, Toshiko Akioshi, Jamaal-Aldeen Tacuma, Satoshi Inoue, Reggie Workman, Jacky Terrasson, Hayes Greenfield, Benny Green, Jimmy Heath, Heidi Martin, T.S. Monk, Tony Pancella, Tommy Campbell, Tony Reedus, Matjaz Mikuletic, Drago Gajo, Mervyn E. Griffith, Michael Jefry Stevens, Toine Thys, Andy Lukas, Jure Pukl, Andrei Kondokov, Balage Horvath, Janos Nagy, Roger Vanha, Black Coffee Renato Svorinic, Jadran Chicco, Matija Dedic, Vered Dekel, Ron Vincent, David Pleasant, DJ Robert G Roy, Tomi Puric, Ahmed Abdullah, Wilbur Morris, Orrin Evans, Fabio Morgera, Hospital Audiences Andreas Grosskopf and Ratko Zjaca.

Education

1995 Queens College CUNY Masters of Arts in Music Performance
1991 Long Island University Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Performance)
1987 High School of Music and Performing Arts Music Degree

Educator

Miles Griffith has been conducting Private Vocal Instruction for 18 years. Taught vocal jazz at Long Island University and Queens College, 11 years as an adjunct professor at The New School Jazz and Contemporary Music, NYU Jazz Program, conducted workshops and clinics in over 20 countries, 12 years with Young Audiences and Workshops with Percussionist David Pleasant, Lincoln Centers’ Meet The Artist Series, One Flight Up and 5 C performance space, Blood On The Fields Tour he conducted workshops at high schools, colleges and centers, worked at The Jazz Gallery and Jazz Standard as a clinician to expose college students to the vocal jazz genre, taught at Jazz Mobile, the North Netherlands Conservatoire in Groningen and Festival Jazz A tri-state arts organization that has professional jazz artists bring jazz combos into public and private school districts to teach/perform for the student body. Festival Jazz exposes grades pre-kindergarten through twelfth to African-American Classical Music, Jazz. I’ve conducted vocal jazz workshops at Berklee College of Music. Jazz with Sculpture is a Trio consisting of Artist/Sculptor Roberta Berman, Percussionist/Dancer/Vocalist David Pleasant and I infuse finished instrumental sculptures and then improvise African and Jazz rhythms simultaneously as we paint/play/sing/dance. We conduct workshops and play the Tri-State area galleries, jazz clubs, theater, hospitals, schools and museums. Miles is a summer vocal faculty mentor and international juror of the Slovenian Jazz Composition competition called, “Jazzon” since 2003 at Jazzinty in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. He’s also a new summer Vocal faculty instructor of Plesni Dance School in Izola, Slovenia. Recently, Miles was the Associate Vocal Jazz Professor at Columbia University’s Louis Armstrong Jazz Program and Music Department and also start teaches at City College Jazz Program. Since 2008, Miles teaches as the adjunct Professor at Queens College Jazz Program. Miles continues to teach private vocal techniques, various vocal styles and vocal Jazz around the globe.

Star Pupils

Miles Griffith vocal instruction trained several vocal stars in Rap: Common and Q-tip. R&B: Bilal and Nkechi Mbakwe. Jazz: Heidi Martin, Sasha Dobson, Vered Dekel, Cecile Verny, Charenee Wade, Fay Classen, Ester Andújar and Cecilia Stalin.

Scholarships

1993 Louis Armstrong Music Scholarship
1988 Music Activity Award

Awards

1990 Susan Berkeley Productions Voice-Overs
1997 Blood on the Fields for singing on the 1st Pulitzer Prize in Jazz
1998-2005 Down Beat Annual Critics Poll Talent Deserving Wider Recognition
2004 Best Performance @ 20th International Nisville Jazz Festival
2003 Award from American Ambassador to Poland Christopher Hill
2003-2004 Award from American Ambassador to Slovenia Johnny Young

Jazz Books

1999-The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz
1999-Future Jazz
2000-The Golden Age of Jazz in Paris and Other Stories About Jazz: And Other Stories about Jazz
2000 Biography of Wynton Marsalis
2001 Louis’ Children
2001 Vocal Improvisation (My interview is published in this book)
2002- All Music Guide to Jazz: The Definitive Guide to Jazz
2002-Sing Jazz Lead sheets for 76 Jazz Vocals
2003-Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo: The Secret History of Yodeling Around the World

Magazines

Miles has been named in several magazines including Jazz such as: Downbeat, JazzTimes, Jazzit, Musica Jazz, Deloskop Magazine, Jet Magazine, Essence, Jazz Hot, Jazz Improv Magazine, Jazziz, Jazzwise, Jazz Thing, Rondo Klassik and Jazz Magazine and Globus Magazine

Voice-Over

In 2003 Sang the Steve Harvey Burger King radio Commercial. In 2006-2007 he sang on the Cover Girl Commercial with Queen Latifah acting as spokeswoman. Miles Griffith has performed several commercials in the states and in Europe.

MG Records

Miles has 5 recordings as a leader Spiritual Freedom, Expanded Interpretations, I Found You, Smile Again and The Struggle Never Dies February 2008 under his label Griffith Records. He plans to release more recordings in the future.

Distribution

February 2008, The Struggle Never Dies – release and European tour. In 2007 Robert G. Roy featuring Milesz Single – Embracing My Heart released in Europe. Miles fourth CD, Smile Again on Griffith Records will be distributed by Dallas Records in Slovenia, Italy, Croatia and all ex-Yugoslavian territories. All 5 titles have world distribution in the states, online, Europe and Asia territories.




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460 Greene Ave.
Brooklyn, New York 11216
(347) 248-2864



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