Jazz pianist, composer and bandleader Miles Lennox is currently based in New York City and relocating to Los Angeles in September 2023. His debut album, “Something To Say”, was released with 11 original compositions and is now available on all major streaming platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and Amazon Music. Miles is currently a 2025 Master of Music candidate at the Herbie Hancock Institute at UCLA. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, under the guidance of Marc Cary, Phil Markowitz and Stefon Harris.
Originally from South Florida, Miles studied Jazz Piano at the Dillard Center for the Arts under the direction of Christopher Dorsey and with private instruction from Stephen Scott. While at Dillard, he won the Best Original Big Band Composition award for his single "Open Windows" at the Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival, and was selected by Carnegie Hall to tour China and Taiwan with the Carnegie NYO Jazz Orchestra, led by Sean Jones. With Miles on piano, the DCA band achieved 3 straight top-3 finishes at the Ellington national competition, including a win in 2018.
Miles has had the honor of performing with music masters, including Bobby Watson, Curtis Lundy, Jon Faddis, Nat Adderley Jr., Nestor Torres, Othello Molineaux, Sean Jones, Stephen Scott and Wynton Marsalis.
... a new generation of luminaries, including Anthony Hervey, Patrick Bartley, Russell Hall, Samara Joy and Summer Camargo.
... and prominent bands, including the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, and Stefon Harris & Blackout.
AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2023 Jazz Aspen Snowmass Academy
2020 YoungArts Finalist- Jazz Piano
2019 Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival - Best Big Band Original Composition
2019 Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival - Outstanding Piano
2019 Carnegie Hall NYO Jazz Orchestra
2019 Jazz Band of America National Honor Band
2019 YoungArts Winner - Jazz Piano, Honorable Mention
2019 YoungArts Winner - Jazz Composition Merit
2019 Florida All-State Jazz Band
2018 Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival - Outstanding Piano
2018 Jazz at Lincoln Center Summer Jazz Academy
2018 NAfME All-National Honor Jazz Ensemble
2018 YoungArts Winner - Jazz Piano Honorable Mention
2018 Miami Downtown Jazz Festival Top 3 Piano Competition Finalist
2018 Florida All-State Jazz Band
2018 Smokey Joe's Cafe - Asst. Music Director (musical)
2017 Grammy Camp Jazz Session Finalist
2017 NAfME All-National Honor Jazz Ensemble
2017 Jazz at Lincoln Center Summer Jazz Academy
2017 Essentially Ellington Honorable Mention - Piano
2016 Jazz at Lincoln Center Summer Jazz Academy
2016 Grammy Camp Jazz Session Finalist