Located in Louisville, Kentucky, Miles Ahead Music has become the regions "Go-To" business for professional quality service and sales. We have sold instruments all over North America including Canada, as well as numerous overseas clients. Whether you purchase a new or used instrument from Miles Ahead, it will play better than fresh off the shelf. Every instrument passes an inspection through our repair shop. Miles Davis and Aaron Kinman have become the areas most respected repair technicians, and our professional service is second to none.
Musicians such as Jamey Aebersold, Eric Alexander, Jeff Coffin, Tommy Newsome, Dennis DeBlasio, Gary Campbell, Brad Garner, Rick VanMeter, Slide Hampton, Wayne Shorter, Delfayeo Marsalis, Jim Snidero, Jerry Coker and Gordon Brisker and others have trusted Miles and Aaron to take care of their instruments, as well as many other professional musicians throughout the country.
As a certified Straubinger pad technician, Miles Davis is the regions most sought after woodwind repair technician, having overhauled the entire clarinet section of the Louisville Orchestra, as well as servicing instruments from the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky.
Miles Davis is also a professional musician. He regularly takes the shop apron off and puts his tux on for the symphony, jazz quartet or Broadway musical. As an accomplished performer on flute, piccolo, clarinet and saxophone, Miles knows how each horn should react, feel and sound.
Our sales manager in Richmond, John Richardson, has eight years of instrument sales experience as well as a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Studies, a Masters degree in Saxophone Performance, and an extensive history of performing and teaching that includes teaching courses at the college and high school level. As an educator, his ensembles have been featured at the Kentucky Music Educators convention, and have been the guest ensemble at numerous jazz festivals. As a performer he has shared the stage with many notable musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie, Mel Torme, Bobby Shew and others. With his experience in teaching, performing and sales, John can help with any musical need or situation.