Miles Jaques has been serving as clarinetist and solo bass clarinetist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra since the 2017 season, after serving as acting associate principal for the 2016-17 season. Before moving to Canada, Mr. Jaques was a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida.
An accomplished orchestral musician, Jaques has performed and toured across North America with many ensembles, including the Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Santa Fe Opera, Florida Orchestra, and Florida Grand Opera.
As a chamber musician, Jaques regularly performs as a part of the TSO Chamber Soloists and has appeared in numerous festivals and societies throughout the US and Canada, including Toronto Summer Music Festival, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Amici Ensemble, ChamberFest Dubuque, Baltimore Chamber Music Society, among others.
A committed educator, Jaques serves on the clarinet faculty of the University of Toronto and as the woodwind coach for the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. Additionally, he has presented masterclasses at the Royal Conservatory, Iberacademy, University of Antioquia, and the University of South Dakota.
Mr. Jaques is a Buffet-Crampon Artist playing exclusively on Buffet-Crampon instruments and a D’Addario Woodwind Performing Artist.