Jazz artist to visit SMSU March 26-29
New York City-based drummer/composer/teacher Allison Miller will be the guest jazz artist at Southwest Minnesota State University March 26-29.
Miller will work with the SMSU Jazz Ensemble in rehearsals on March 26-27. The Jazz Ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 27 at Montevideo High School. The Montevideo Jazz Band will also perform.
On Tuesday, March 28 they will present a 7:30 p.m. concert in the Fine Arts Theatre on campus. Also performing will be the Marshall High School jazz band.
Miller is a three-time Jazz Ambassador for the U.S. State Department and was the Monterey Jazz Festival’s 2019 Artist in Residence. Her band, Boom Tic Boom, celebrated its 10th anniversary with the release of its fifth album, “Glitter Wolf,” which was included in many “Best Jazz of 2019” lists, including NPR, Rolling Stone, Paste, Jazz Times and Banedcamp.
She’s a talented collaborator, and co-directed Parlour Game with Jenny Scheinman and Science Fair with Carmen Staaf. Parlour Game’s debut album made many “Best Jazz of 2019” lists.
As a side musician, she has been the rhythmic force behind such artists as Sara Bareilles, Ani DiFranco, Natalie Merchant, and Patricia Barber, among others.
She teaches at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Stanford Jazz Workshop, Geri Allen Jazz Camp, and is the Artistic Director of Jazz Camp West.