Myles Wright The Manhattan EP
Composer/Arranger Myles Wright follows up his “The LA EP” release with his new recording “The Manhattan EP”
“The Manhattan EP” is a CD + Blu-Ray EP containing four big band charts written by Myles Wright.
Recorded in New York City by Allen Sides, it features some of New York City’s finest session players.
Reeds: Mark Gross/David DeJesus/Julius Tolentino/Troy Roberts/Lauren Sevian
Trumpets: Freddie Hendrix/Tatum Greenblatt/Andy Gravish/Alex Norris
Trombones: David Gibson/Willie Applewhite/Curtis Fowlkes/Ron Wilkins
Tuba: Max Seigel
French Horns: Eric Davis/Justin Mullens/David Peel/Patty Schmidt
Rhythm Section: Luke O’Reilly-Piano/Saul Rubin– Guitar/Marcus McLaurin – Bass
Aaron Kimmel– Drums/ Bill Hayes, Charlie Descarfino- Percussion
Born in 1978, Myles Wright studied jazz composition and arranging at WAAPA under Graeme Lyall, where he explored his love of jazz and big band music. Graduating in 1999 he went on to complete a Masters degree in Studio Jazz Writing, studying with Gary Lindsay at the University of Miami.
After spending time at the Henry Mancini Institute, in Los Angeles in 2002, he taught composition and arranging for 3 years at the International College of Music in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia followed by music classes at the University of Notre Dame (Fremantle) where he currently teaches Music Appreciation and Music in Theater. He taught similar courses at UWA Extension from 2007 to 2011.
Myles has written music for various student film and theater projects at Notre Dame, which included a production of Clark in Sarajevo. He scored music for West Australian production company Siamese' documentary Kuru, shown on SBS and has composed music for advertising firms Market force, The Brand Agency and 303Lowe. This work can be seen on the demo reel.
In 2010-2011 Myles worked as production coordinator for Eastman Theater Productions and was music director for the music workshop of All Above Board. Recently Myles was in Los Angeles recording music for his new project, 'The LA EP'
In addition to music Myles is an avid fan of photography, travel, dancing, spending time with his special mish-mash family and friends and watching DVDs on his small-but-exciting home theater system.