Miles Jaques joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 2017 as bass clarinetist, after serving as Acting Associate Principal/Bass Clarinet for the 2016-17 season. He continues to serve as Bass Clarinet of the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. Before moving to Canada, Mr. Jaques was a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida.
An accomplished orchestral musician, Mr. Jaques has performed with numerous ensembles, most recently The Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Florida Orchestra, Florida Grand Opera, Aspen Festival Orchestra, and Symphony in C, among others.
An avid chamber musician, Mr. Jaques has performed in several chamber music societies and festivals throughout the US and Canada, most recently, Toronto Summer Music Festival, ChamberFest Dubuque, the Baltimore Chamber Music Society, Young Musician’s Forum, and with Orli Shaham in her chamber music concert series Baby Got Bach. In December 2011, Jaques celebrated his Carnegie Hall début performance in Weill Hall.
Mr. Jaques has received degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and the Mannes College of Music. Principal teachers include Anthony McGill and Edward Palanker, and additional bass clarinet studies with James Ognibene.
Mr. Jaques is a Buffet-Crampon Artist and performs exclusively on Buffet-Crampon instruments.