Jazz vibraphonist Gary Miller, playing a combination of original compositions, jazz standards, and contemporary jazz, has created his musical niche in the region of western Massachusetts. He has built his style on a lifelong relationship with music of many genres from classical, rock, country, to Broadway shows, film, and "international" music, as well as his focus on jazz. Along the way he has made music on several instruments in addition to the vibes, including many years as a professional drummer in a variety of musical settings (The Evergreen Tea Room Electric Band, Wild Country Band, Jazmin, Big Six Jazz band, Berkshire Big Band, Back Bay Bones, et al). Additionally, he has made music on brass instruments (Williams Brass Ensemble, et al), electric bass, guitar, and keyboard. On vibes, he has performed as a soloist and group member in a wide variety musical settings including solo vibes performances, jazz combos (Miller & Amuso, Miller, Amuso & Duff, The Gary Miller Trio, Miller-Marino, Doctor Jazz, et al), chamber ensembles, big bands (Berkshire Big Band), and musical collaborations with dance ensembles (Olga Dunn, et al). A graduate of Berklee College of Music, he has performed in numerous clubs and concerts, for gallery openings, on radio and television, and recorded in studios in the course of a professional career that began in the mid-1960s. The latest CD releases of his own compositions are Painitngs, a solo CD, and Tripodity Tales- Live, performed by Miller, Amuso & Duff. Previously, he released two solo CDs of original compositions, Looking Out- Looking In and Blue Plate Special. Gary Miller is the Director of Music and the Chair of the Expressive Arts at Miss Hall's School in Pittsfield, MA.
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