Singer, songwriter, Miles Jaye, is a native New Yorker; it is there that he studied music theory and classical violin for more than ten years at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Saratoga School for Orchestral Studies and Brooklyn College.
An accomplished musician and producer, Jaye is best known for his chart-topping hits, "Let’s Start Love Over", "Heaven" and "Objective" featuring Grover Washington, Jr. His heart wrenching "I’ve Been A Fool For You" has become one of radio’s favorite R&B classics.
While Jaye laid the groundwork for excellence with his three highly acclaimed CD’s on Island Records, MILES, STRONG and IRRESISTIBLE; he continued that standard of excellence on his own Black Tree Records with titles such as the ODYSSEY, HUMANITY, ROMANTIC STORM, THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE, TIME TO GET MY MIND RIGHT and DIVINE ASCENSION, featuring Jaye on Zeta electric-violin. Miles once again features the red violin with his latest release, ATTENERGY.
Now a Floridian, Jaye enjoys a long-standing reputation as an R&B and Contemporary Jazz writer/producer, having partnered with some of the giants of jazz on his recordings such as George Duke, Roy Ayers, Nat Adderley, Jr., Rachelle Ferrell, Grover Washington, Jr. and Branford Marsalis. The list of notables with which Jaye has shared the concert stages of the world is too extensive to include here.
Jaye is especially proud of writing and producing six tracks on the certified Gold JOY CD from his mentor, legendary R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass. A prolific composer, Jaye has penned and recorded more than 50 original compositions and has the unique distinction of recording no less than 12 different musical instruments on several of his critically acclaimed CD’s.
In addition to side-man duties early in his career for songstress, Phyllis Hyman, balladeer, Jon Lucien and jazz guitarist Eric Gale, Jaye served two years as lead-singing Cop for the hit pop group that brought you YMCA, Macho Man and In the Navy - THE VILLAGE PEOPLE.
Jaye is also a novelist, playwright, art student and an award-winning journalist. He is an active supporter of campaigns for AIDS Awareness, Breast Cancer research and an advocate for victims of domestic violence. He also actively supports arts education in public schools.
Miles Jaye Davis, like his namesake, legendary trumpeter, Miles Davis, is one of music’s most gifted, distinctive and dynamic artists.
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Miles thanks for adding me. Enjoyed working with you a few years ago when you came through Memphis with Melissa Morgan and Boney James. You're a great musician as well as a dynamic vocalist. But you're also a down to earth guy. Hope to see you performing here again soon. Paul Phillips
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