Photo by Luis Armacanqui. Thanks, Luis!
Sunday night at Heidi's Jazz Jam, with the Ron Teixeira Trio, Cocoa Beach, FL.
Madison-based classical guitarist Miles McConnell is active as a soloist and as a member of the guitar duo Red and Black with Gabor Szarvas. Miles’ music has taken him to Spain, the U.K., and around the U.S. His repertoire is diverse and reflects his musical interests and his travels.
A typical solo performance by Miles will often feature Latin and Spanish music including some flamenco, Celtic music, arrangements of popular songs, music of Japan, and traditional Western classical repertoire.
Miles’ recording of Bach, Copland, Falla, and Gershwin is entitled ‘S Wonderful, and is available as a CD and online through various digital platforms.
Current projects include a live-streaming concert (during the Covid-19 quarantine) from Cafe Coda, in Madison, WI, and performances of many new arrangements for guitar, available for viewing on YouTube.
Miles holds a D.M.A in Guitar Performance from UW Madison. Thanks to so many great teachers: Mark Switzer at FL Southern, Tom Johnson at U North Texas, Javier Calderon at UW Madison. I'm also grateful for many excellent coaching sessions: Pepe Romero, Juan Martin, Arnaud Dumond, Dennis Azabagic, and Rene Izquierdo. I've been blessed by so many opportunities to learn from every one of you!