Roberto Miranda is a dynamic bassist who is noted for his inventive,
high-energy improvisations. He is adept in both soulful passages and fleet
percussive lines, and is fluent in all jazz idioms. He has toured, played and
recorded with an impressive array of jazz artists, including Shelly Manne, Kenny Burrell, Horace Tapscott, Bobby Bradford, John Carter, David Murray, Cecil Taylor, Charles Lloyd, and Bobby Hutcherson. He has recorded extensively including albums with his own group, showcasing his successful blend of African American, Latin, and experimental jazz.
Today, Miranda balances a dual career as a performer and teacher. Besides
teaching for the UCLA Jazz Studies Program and teaching one course in the Music Department, he is also an elementary school teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School district and is a teaching artist for the Music Center's Education Division. This interview was did in the late 80's at KXLU in LA. Engineer by Micheal J. Smith
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