Best of Boston

1998 Best Jazz Band, Upstart

The Miracle Orchestra

The Miracle Orchestra is made up of six guys who look like they’re in high school; actually, they’re in college— Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music, to be exact. But their improvisational influences, building on everything from Maceo Parker to Miles Davis and The Grateful Dead, help develop a sound that’s way beyond the players’ years. Someday they’ll really find their edge: watch out.