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Jazz trumpeter Ron Miles dies at 58

Jazz trumpeter Ron Miles dies at 58

Miles was referred to as one of many most interesting composers and improvisers of his era.

DENVER — Legendary Denver-based jazz musician Ron Miles has died at age 58. 

A highly-esteemed jazz trumpet and cornet participant, Miles was born in Indianapolis and moved to Denver together with his household at age 11, his label Blue Word Data mentioned. He earned levels in music from the College of Denver and the Manhattan College of Music. 

Miles served as a professor of music and musician in residence at Metropolitan State College of Denver beginning within the Nineteen Nineties. He toured the nation enjoying jazz and made a dozen albums over 35 years. He obtained a Grammy nomination for his efficiency on Joshua Redman’s 2018 album “Nonetheless Dreaming.”

His remaining album was his Blue Word Data debut, “Rainbow Signal,” which was launched in 2020 and featured a quintet with a few of his most frequent collaborators.

Blue Word Data mentioned Miles died of the uncommon blood dysfunction polycythemia vera, and that he had been out and in of the hospital since December. He died at his dwelling in Denver. 

“Ron was such a gifted artist,” Blue Word President Don Was mentioned in a launch. “He was a candy, soulful man whose character was mirrored in each beautiful be aware he performed. We’re heartbroken to lose him so quickly, however he’ll reside without end by means of the music he’s left behind for us.”

Miles is survived by his spouse Kari Miles, daughter Justice Miles, son Honor Miles, mom Jane Miles, brother Johnathan Miles, sisters Shari Miles-Cohen and Kelly West and half-sister Vicki M. Brown.

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