Saturday, September 28 :: 7 & 9pm
Sunday, September 29 :: 6 & 8pm
Allison Miller's BOOM TIC BOOM :: $20 / $12 student rate (Sunday only, must have valid student ID)
ron miles - cornet
myra melford - piano
chris lightcap - bass
allison - drums
Versatile NYC-based jazz drummer/composer Allison Miller defies boundaries bringing her individual sound to diverse types of music, approaching each musical situation with creative, fresh, and energetic flair. Allison is currently celebrating her sophomore release "No Morphine No Lilies" (The Royal Potato Family.) The album features her band BOOM TIC BOOM: pianist Myra Melford, violinist Jenny Scheinman, bassist Todd Sickafoose, and
special guests: Steven Bernstein, Erik Friedlander, Rachel Friedman, and Ara Anderson.
In 2010 Allison’s debut BTB release was voted "Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2010 ” by the LA Times and her 2012 “Live at Willisau” double-vinyl release was chosen as an Editor’s pick for Downbeat Magazine. BTB made NPR’s 2012 “Top 5 Bands to Discover” list at NYC’s renowned Winter Jazz Fest and is featured on NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert” series with Bob Boilen, “JazzSet” with Dee Dee Bridgewater, and “The Checkout: Live” with Josh Jackson. Allison has frequented the Downbeat Magazine Critic’s Poll “Rising Star Drummer” and “Top 20 Jazz Drummer” lists and Downbeat's legendary Blindfold Test.
Allison has also been the rhythmic force behind such mainstream artists as Ani DiFranco, Natalie Merchant, and Brandi Carlile; and her jazz skills have been embraced by everyone from avant-garde saxophonist Marty Ehrlich to organ legend Dr. Lonnie Smith. She is a three time Jazz Ambassador of the US State Department and is on Yamaha’s Top 30 Clinicians List. Since 2004, she has been a member of the Kutztown University Music Faculty. Her lessons and writings have been published in The Huffington Post, Modern
Drummer, JazzTimes, DRUM, Tom Tom, and Drummer UK. In 2008 Allison founded the Walter Salb Memorial Musical Scholarship Foundation" in honor of her late teacher and mentor. The foundation annually provides a monetary award to a promising young musician directed toward furthering their studies in music.
Allison endorses Yamaha drums, Zildjian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks, and Evans drumheads.