Allison Miller (Boom Tic Boom – Quintet)
April 7 @ 7:30 pm$10.00 – $45.00
Miller won Downbeat’s 67th Annual Critics Poll for “Rising Star Drummer” and JazzTimes’s 2019 Critics Poll for “Best Jazz Drummer.” BOOM TIC BOOM, Allison’s longtime band, won the Jazz Journalists Association Award for “Best Mid-Sized Jazz Ensemble” in 2019. “Ten years into the band’s existence, these musicians are firing on all cylinders…” states DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE (2019 Album Review ‘Glitter Wolf’).
Prolific Drummer & Composer ALLISON MILLER engages her deep roots in improvisation as a vehicle to explore all music. Miller has been named one of the "Top 20 Jazz Drummers" in Downbeat Magazine and her composition, "Otis Was a Polar Bear," is on NPR's list of The 200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women. Miller is also a proud member of the critically acclaimed supergroup ARTEMIS, with Renee Rosnes, Cecile McClorin Salvant, Ingrid Jensen, Nicole Glover, among others. Miller has been the rhythmic force behind such mainstream artists as Ani DiFranco, Sara Bareilles, Natalie Merchant, and Brandi Carlile; and her jazz skills have been embraced by organ legend Dr. Lonnie Smith, vocalist Patricia Barber to instrumental trailblazers like Steven Bernstein. "Modern Jazz Icon in the Making," raves ALL ABOUT JAZZ. "A powerhouse jazz drummer and composer..." says LOS ANGELES TIMES. BOOM TIC BOOM includes: NICOLE GLOVER (Sax); JASON PALMER (Trumpet); SHAMIE ROYSTON (Piano); Chris Lightcap (Bass).