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 and South America, Europe, and Asia as a guest conductor, performer and clinician for Selmer Saxophones and Bay Woodwind mouthpieces. His compositions and arrangements, available through Walrus Music, have been recognized and supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kentucky Arts Council, and by numerous other arts foundations.
Mr. Osland discovered Key Leaves at a saxophone convention and became such a fan of the products he recommends them to his University of Kentucky saxophone students to keep their saxophones playing free from sticky pads.
Three books authored by Mr. Osland are available through Dorn 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. He has three books/CD’s published by Warner Brothers titled: Solo Transcriptions and Performing Artist Master Class CD; The Music of Bob Mintzer, The Music of Nestor Torres and The Music of Eddie Daniels.
Professor Osland holds a Master’s degree from Eastman School of Music and his major teachers have included: Ramon Ricker & Gary Foster (saxophone), Charles Bay (clarinet) and Jim Walker (flute).