Miles Ahead ahead was a modal jazz quintet in Portland, OR.   They toured the Pacific Northwest playing clubs, festivals, and parties.  The band featured original compositions from all of the members.  Touching and embracing influences from all the great Jazz styles, the group bobs and weaves musically like a great cat on the prowl.  A popular attraction at festivals and concert halls throughout their native Northwest, the popular Portland, Oregon based group are making new fans around the globe as they devote more time to touring.  Miles Ahead has shared stages with such legendary performers as Maria Muldar, Chuck Manigone, Diane Schurr, Bobby Shew and Bud Shank.

This is a hoot! So break out the sangria and unwind. These guys are fun, they have a natural charm and seem genuinely happy to be playing. Now, that counts for something under any circumstance.
-Charles Winkoor, Cadence Magazine

Miles Ahead shows some versatility and spark. Compared to the many groups, which take fusion over the edge, these guys retain a sense of tradition.
- Oregon Jazz Society

 

This quintet has the kind of solid interplay that brings to mind an update of the fabled West Coast sound of Brubeck - but with a contemporary bite.
-Bill Smith, Willamette Week

Sax: Noah Peterson                    
Guitar: Jay Stapleton
Keys: Gordon Neal Herman                        
Bass: James Ormond                  
Drums: Rick Maier

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