BIOGRAPHY

"A ROMANTIC NIGHT"

Phyllis Hyman - "That's a singing fool."

George Duke - "This guy can do it all and do it well."

Teddy Pendergrass - "He’s one of the best all-around vocalists I’ve heard."

Grover Washington, Jr. "Miles stands out as someone who always looks for new musical direction."

 

MILES JAYE is one of the most captivating performers on the scene today. 

His signature voice is one of the best in the business and his "Red Rose" electric violin places him in a class and category all his own. Like his namesake MILES DAVIS - MILES  JAYE is truly one of a kind.

 

Early in his career, after returning from a 5 year stint in the U.S. Air Force band, the classically trained Jaye, served as sideman to songstress Phyllis Hyman, balladeer Jon Lucien and Jazz guitarist, Eric Gale on voice, violin, flute and piano touring the U.S. and Europe. Later he was signed as lead singing “Cop” for THE VILLAGE PEOPLE - the iconic pop group that brought you “YMCA,” “IN THE NAVY” and “MACHO MAN."

 

JAYE has been joined on his own recordings by such notables as George Duke, Grover Washington, Jr., Roy Ayers, Nat Adderley, Jr., and Branford Marsalis but he is especially proud of writing and producing for his mentor, legendary R&B star Teddy Pendergrass on his certified Gold JOY CD.  

 

With 22 CD titles to his credit, the first three – MILES, IRRESISTIBLE and STRONG - released on Island Records featured the Billboard Top Ten hit singles – “Let’s Start Love Over” “Heaven” “Objective” featuring Grover Washington, Jr. and the soul classic “I’ve Been a Fool for You” - a favorite of adult radio formats nationwide.

 

A prolific composer/producer, Jaye has penned and recorded more than 200 BMI registered titles and has the unique distinction of having played and recorded no less than 12 different musical instruments throughout his discography. In what is arguably an unprecedented CD offering, JAYE released 3 projects on 3 different instruments for 2013-2014--  ATTENERGY featuring Jazz violin, THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE featuring Jazz piano and GOD’S CREATION featuring his inimitable vocals.

 

For the 2016-2017 season JAYE has introduced THE CLASSICS-- a beautifully crafted, soulful tribute to the late Isaac Hayes, Teddy Pendergrass, and Luther Vandross, A ROMANTIC NIGHT-  a double-CD set of sensual, romantic instrumentals, HEART & SOUL- a second double-CD set and the first official collection of JAYE classics from "I've Been A Fool For You" to the George Duke produced, "Is It Tiime For A Kiss" and "Make It Last" and the new holiday offering, MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS SONGS,  featuring the instant classic- "Christmas Without You."

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Composer, lyricist, producer, musician, visual artist, novelist and graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, JAYE is one of the most diverse artists of our generation. His recent exploration into the world of video and film production is likely to seal his place in annals of American pop culture.

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