12/04 8:00 PM - $25.00
MARK MILLER BAND featuring
Mark Miller – trombone
Sean Harkness – guitar
Cliff Lyons – soprano & tenor saxes
Anton Denner – alto & tenor saxes
Nicki Denner – piano
Gary Wang – bass
William “Beaver” Bausch – drums
The Mark Miller Septet features Mark’s original music and unique arrangements of American pop songs that are usually not associated with the jazz idiom. The music is artfully played by the band members, all of whom are not only masters of their instruments but good friends who enjoy sharing the stage. This promises to be an unforgettable night of deep grooves and genuine beauty that touches the mind, body and spirit.
Mark Miller grew up in Racine, Wisconsin and attended the University of Minnesota. Residing in New York City since 1999, he has played performances with Diana Ross, Billy Joel, Cy Coleman, Lorna Luft, Gloria Gaynor and Lucille Arnaz, Mark has played numerous shows with many of NYC’s best Latin artists including Tito Gomez, Tito Puente Jr., Jose Fajardo, La Excelencia, Chico O’farrill Big Band, Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, Cucu Diamantes and Yerba Buena. He has been involved in many creative jazz projects, like the Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra, Paul Carlon Octet, Motion Poets & Happy Apple. You can hear him every Friday with the Birdland Big Band or here at the Iridium every month with Terese Genecco & her Little Big Band.
In 2007 Mark released a CD with his Minneapolis based jazz quartet Slide Huxtable, entitled “The Return of Slide Huxtable”. In 2010 he was the trombone soloist in the original Broadway production of “Come Fly Away”and performed at Radio City Music Hall for the 64th Annual Tony Awards. Mark has toured extensively in 46 states and 17 countries during his career, and spent several years on the road with the Broadway musicals “Movin’ Out”, “Swing!” and “Come Fly Away”. Recently he performed at the 2012 St. Lucia Jazz Fest with Diana Ross and is now looking forward to the debut release of the Mark Miller Septet CD in early 2012.
Please visit www.markjmiller.net.
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