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Rainbow Sign: The Music of Ron Miles

Ron Miles standing before colorful lights

Rainbow Sign
Brian Blade, Bill Frisell, Jason Moran, and Thomas Morgan Play the Music of Ron Miles

In March of 2022, the Music Department lost our dear colleague Ron Miles. In his more than 30 years of teaching at MSU Denver, Ron impacted countless lives and inspired so many students to believe in themselves and to enjoy the process of learning and developing as artists and scholars.

Join us for this special celebration of his life and his music, performed by his bandmates – drummer Brian Blade, guitarist Bill Frisell, pianist Jason Moran, and bassist Thomas Morgan.

Miles introduced the all-star quintet with his widely hailed 2017 release I Am a Man, which built on his trio with Frisell and Blade featured on 2012’s Quiver and 2014’s Circuit Rider. With Moran and Morgan on board Miles’ compressed lyricism continued to unfurl on the 2020 quintet album Rainbow Sign, his debut for the iconic Blue Note label. In adopting the name with its Biblical allusion the Rainbow Sign quartet expands a singular musical legacy. A gentle soul with a steel trap mind, a generous mentor and educator with a deep well of wisdom, Miles created a sumptuously melodic body of music that this band continues to illuminate.

Event Details

Friday, February 10, 2023
7:30 pm
King Center Concert Hall on the Auraria Campus

Reserved seating only

$65, VIP seating (balcony seating)
$50, general
$30 seniors/military (w/valid ID at box office)
$15, students, 18 and under, MSU Denver alums (w/valid ID at box office)
Free to current MSU Denver students/faculty/staff (general seating only)

The Ron Miles Endowed Scholarship Fund

Ticket proceeds benefit the Ron Miles Endowed Scholarship Fund, extending Ron’s legacy as a dedicated teacher and mentor who always lifted others.

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