49th Texas A&M University-Kingsville Jazz Festival

Texas A&M University-Kingsville - 04/01/16 - 04/02/16

Contact: Adriana Garza-Flores
adriana.garza@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4979


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Nationally renowned jazz trumpeter Dan Miller will perform and advise during the Texas A&M University-Kingsville 49th Annual Jazz Festival on April 1-2.

Miller, who has performed with the Harry Connick Jr. Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis and Tom Jones, will conduct jazz clinics for South Texas middle school and high school students who will participate in the two-day competition. The Jazz Festival will feature unique performances by university ensembles, including Jazz Band I, Jazz Band II, Jazz Band III and the Latin Jazz Ensemble. Miller will be featured in a special performance with Jazz Band I.

The Jazz Festival schedule is as follows:

 

Friday, April 1

Middle School Jazz Band Competition

4 p.m.-6 p.m. at Jones Auditorium

Free

Jazz Band III and Latin Jazz Ensemble Concert

Middle School Jazz Band Competition Awards

7 p.m. at Jones Auditorium

Free

Saturday, April 2

High School Jazz Bands Competition

8 a.m.-6 p.m. at Jones Auditorium

Free

Jazz Clinic with Dan Miller

Noon at the Music Building Recital Hall

Free

Concert featuring Jazz Band II and Jazz Band I with Dan Miller

High School Jazz Band Competition Awards

7 p.m. at Jones Auditorium

Admission: $7 per person. Tickets are available by calling the Music Department at 361-593-2803.

About Dan Miller

Jazz trumpeter Dan Miller, grew up in the vibrant musical scene of Chicago during the 1980s.  He attended the University of North Texas and moved to New York City in 1991. He has studied with Don Jacoby, Bobby Shew, John Haynie, Ed Treutel, Brad Goode and Barry Harris. 

He spent eleven years as a member of the Harry Connick Jr. Orchestra, traveling the world and recording numerous albums and television specials. Miller also toured internationally and recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Maynard Ferguson, Tom Jones and Woody Herman.

He has also performed with: The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, The Lionel Hampton Orchestra, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Curtis Fuller, Branford Marsalis, Randy Brecker, Frank Foster, Jon Hendricks, George Coleman, Charles McPherson, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Tom Harrell, David "Fathead" Newman, Ira Sullivan, Bobby Shew and Jack McDuff. 

Since 2005, he has split his time between New York City and Florida and he is currently a member of the Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra.  Miller is a Yamaha Clinician and Performing Artist and works with college bands, high school bands and private students nationwide.  He is an Artist-in-Residence for the University of Central Florida’s School of Music in Orlando.

For more on Dan Miller, visit www.danmillerjazz.com