NEWSWelcome to Mark J Miller.net.
I am a freelance trombonist, composer and arranger living in New York City. I am very excited to announce the inception of my new septet project featuring some good friends who are also amazing musicians. We just recorded our first album at the legendary Systems Two recording studios in Brooklyn. Due to be released late 2012, it will mostly feature my original compositions. Click here to find out more.
If you would like to see me play, please check out my schedule to the right, then come on down and be sure to say hello. I would also like to invite you to listen to some of the other recently released CDs on which I appear:
"La Rumba is a Lovesome Thing" is tenor saxophonist Paul Carlon's Latin jazz tribute to the late, great Billy Strayhorn (Duke Ellington's right-hand-man & main collaborator). I am very proud to be a part of this beautiful project & recording.
Biophilia is the lastest CD by the Vinson Valega Group, a jazz sextet featuring Anton Denner alto sax & flute, Chris Bacas on tenor & soprano saxes, Mattheiw Fries on piano, Gary Wang on bass, and Vinson Valega on drums. Ten originals from band members including myself, as well as arrangements of standards by Ellington, Berlin, Monk, and others. Biophilia is released on Vinson's label, Concilience Productions.
"Green" is the first recording of G.R.A.S.S. (the Gowanus Reggae And Ska Society). The Brooklyn based band covers classic Jamaican music and features Michael Blake on tenor sax, Tony Romano on guitar, Nate Shaw on keys, J. Granelli on bass, and Russ Meisner on drums.
"The Return of Slide Huxtable" is the debut CD from my long time Minneapolis based quartet Slide Huxtable. It features myself, Bill Bergmann on guitar, Chris Bates on bass and J.T. Bates on drums. The album contains nine tracks, four of which are my original compositions. The album is now available for sale on the "Music" page of this website and on CD Baby.com.
"El Medico de Coqui" is a beautiful CD from Nicki Denner featuring the late, great singer Julian Llanos. It features Denner's innovative arrangements of traditional Latin love songs - son, bolero and cha-cha-chá - with a hint Latin jazz. This album also showcases Julian's enormous, lush voice and the artful soneos of a master salsero. He will be greatly missed.
I am on tour with the one and only
DIANA ROSS! Tour dates below....
Tuesday Aug 20 -- Pittsburgh
Heinz Hall Theater
Wed Aug 21 -- Charleston WV
Clay Center for the Arts
Saturday Aug 24 -- Merrillville IN
Star Plaza Theatre Benefit
Sunday Aug 25 -- Detroit
Motor City Casino
Tues Aug 27 --
Milwaukee Riverside Theater
Wed Aug 28 --
Minneapolis Orpheum Theater
Friday Aug 30 - Curacao Festival
Monday Sep 02 (Labor Day)
Orlando FL Hard Rock Live
Wed Sep 04 - Hollywood FL
Seminole Hard rock casino
Friday Sep 06 - Tunica MS
Saturday, Sep 07 -- Atlanta GA
Sunday Sep 08 -- Greenville
Peace Center Theatre
Tuesday, Sep 10 -St. Petersburg FL
Wed, Sep 11 -- Sarasota FL
Van Wezel Theatre
Friday Sep 13 -- Dallas
Verizon Theater (Benefit)
I'll be appearing
EVERY FRIDAY AFTERNOON
(beginning again Sept 20th)
with the Birdland Big Band
under the direction of Tommy Igoe
5-7pm at Birdland
315 West 44th St, btwn 8 & 9 Aves