John Miller is currently available for performances in the following configurations:
John Miller is available for concert and club performances and tours, as well as restaurant work, private parties and weddings. For his concert work, John can perform Country Blues, Jazz and Brazilian Standards and original compositions, either concentrating on one stylistic area or mixing them freely. For weddings, restaurants, and private parties, John has a huge repertoire of instrumental versions of Jazz Standards and original compositions, as well as a large selection of Christmas music, sacred and secular, for the holiday season.
Ginny Snowe & John Miller
Vocalist Ginny Snowe and John's special focus is on Brazilian songs, which Ginny sings lovingly in Portugese, and Jazz Standards. The duo's Brazilian repertoire ranges far afield from the Jobim songbook, with a host of songs from different regions and with different grooves from such luminaries as Monica Salmasso, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Chico Buarque. Ginny's recent addition of the melodica brings a refreshing instrumental color to the duo's sound. Ginny and John are available for concert and club work, as well as restaurants and private parties.
Ruthie Dornfeld & John Miller
Violinist Ruthie Dornfeld joins John in an instrumental duo that specializes in the finest of cafe music from around the world. Venezuelan waltzes and merengues, Brazilian choros, French musette waltzes, Finnish polskas and schottishes, as well as a generous helping of Ruthie and John's original compositions, are likely to be heard at the duo's performances. The duo is available for concert and club work, and excel at restaurants and private parties.
John Reischman & John Miller
Mandolinist John Reischman and John Miller combine in an instrumental duo that specializes in Latin Jazz, with forays into boppish original numbers and Celtic-influenced originals, all played with gorgeous tone and intense listening. The duo has performed internationally, in England, Japan, and Canada, as well as the United States. They are available for concert, club and festival performances and tours. Their two CDs have received international acclaim.
John Reischman and John Miller's debut CD, The Singing Moon (Corvus Records CR004)
offers a beautiful musical journey, from Reischman's Choro For
Shadow, through Jacob do Bandolim's Noites Carioca, and Miller's
haunting title cut to it's soulful conclusion, Damien Miley.
The Singing Moon is an increasingly rare instance of melody holding
its own with harmony and rhythm. -Scott Nygaard
John Reischman and John Miller's The Bumpy Road (Corvus Records CR009) continues in the vein established by The Singing Moon, with hits like Kenny's Gone, Danza, The Three Lions and Snake Eyes, but with some notable differences. John Miller steps forward more often into a soloing role, and singer Cora Lee Tonack joins the duo for the eerie The Path Downhill. John Reischman expresses himself with the sumptuous tone and grace we've come to expect from his playing.
Johnson, Miller & Dermody
Mandolinist and dobroist Orville Johnson and harmonica player Grant Dermody join John Miller in this Country Blues trio, with the members passing around the lead vocals. The group plays the music its own way, rather than trying to recreate performances of the past, and all of its members are also experienced teachers of the style. That experience plays out in the music, too, where unself-conscious familiarity with the style and a rock-solid ensemble sense of rhythm make the music a joy to hear. The trio is available for concerts, club work, festivals and tours.
This Finnish-American quartet unites violinist Ruthie Dornfeld and John Miller with the Finnish mandolinist Petri Hakala and the Finnish bassist and jaw harp master Tapani Varis. The band's repertoire combines traditional and original tunes in a variety of styles--Finnish fiddle and dance tunes, Brazilian choros and sambas--with an exciting ensemble sound and energy. The quartet is available for concerts and festivals, provided they pay well enough to bring the Finns to America or the Americans to Europe!