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Sammy Miller and the Congregation

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Feel-Good Party Jazz

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Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018
$25 / $20

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Sammy Miller and the Congregation

Sammy Miller – Drums
Alphonso Horne – Trumpet
Ben Flocks – Tenor Sax
Sam Crittenden – Trombone
David Linard – Piano
John Snow – Bass

About Sammy Miller and the Congregation

A native of Los Angeles, Grammy® nominated drummer Sammy Miller has become known for his relentless focus on making music that feels good as a drummer, singer, and bandleader. Upon completing his Master’s at The Juilliard School, Sammy formed his ensemble, The Congregation. As a band, they share the power of community through their music—joyful jazz.  Award winning theatre incubator, Ars Nova selected The Congregation for the ‘Makers Lab’ in 2017 to develop their genre-bending show, “Great Awakening.” While independently the band members have performed and recorded with notable artists including Wynton Marsalis, Lady Gaga, and Queen Latifah at venues including the White House, Lincoln Center and the Hollywood Bowl, they have opted to stick together to spread joy throughout the world.

What Other People Have Been Saying...

“This is feel-good party jazz, harking back to the ’20s and ’30s. It’s brassy, stomp your feel and dance music, and it’s got the raw uplifting vibe of a New Orleans street parade” —The SF Weekly

“Joyful jazz with lots of laughs and theatricality” —Los Angeles Times

“The Perfect-Player Scholar” —Wall Street Journal

“They reach the audience with everything they have, creating a unique bond between the players and the crowd” —Clture