John K Miles – Radar Artist online: https://www.johnkmiles.co.uk
Prolific music, theatre, film and television composer, John Miles has written a long form narrative piece, aimed at children, and encompassing spoken word and improvisation.
“Sophisticated composer” and “powerful saxophonist” (The Guardian)- Before John studied as a composer at Trinity Laban and the National Film and Television School, he studied classical flute with Pat Lynden and Judith Hall and gained a place at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama as a post-graduate aged 19. He then studied jazz saxophone with Jean Toussaint and Don Rendell. John K Miles has composed numerous scores for film and television (BBC1, BBC2, Channel 4, Channel 5, ARTE, WDR, & various independent film production companies), and written prolifically for theatre, jazz groups, world music ensembles, and the classical concert hall.
As an instrumentalist he’s worked and recorded with a range of artists including reggae star Maxi Priest, UK jazz musicians Tim Garland, Gerard Presencer & Alan Skidmore, classical luminary Howard Moody, master Brazilian percussionist Adriano Adewale, soul legend Geno Washington and American trumpet virtuoso Terell Stafford, as part of a collaboration between Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning & Jazz at Lincoln Centre in New York. He’s released two instrumental albums under his own name, The Enchanter and Trane ride.