Saturday, May 19 at 8 pm
Tickets: $35 (Student $15)
The Boykin Jazz Alley Gigs present Miles Osland Quintet Featuring Vince DiMartino
Miles Osland has distinguished himself as an educator, recording and performing artist, author, arranger, and composer. Currently the Director of Jazz Studies and Professor of Saxophone at the University of Kentucky, he has appeared throughout North, South America, Europe and Asia as a guest conductor and performing artist for Selmer (France) saxophones, D’Addario Woodwinds and Jody Jazz Mouthpieces. His compositions and arrangements have been recognized and supported by fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council. He is also a recipient of the Kentucky Governor’s Award In The arts for excellence in education. Sea Breeze Jazz Records has submitted ten of his recordings for Grammy Nominations. Mark Custom Records has submitted eight. Six books authored by Mr. Osland are available through Dorn and Warner Brothers Publications and his scholarly work (which includes over 75 published articles and reviews on saxophone technique and jazz improvisation) can be found in a variety of publications including Downbeat, Jazz Educators Journal, Jazz Player Magazine, Saxophone Journal, Selmer Woodwind Notes and Windplayer Magazine.