Mulgrew Miller on Friday, November
Mulgrew Miller is one of the greatest jazz
pianists in the world today; a musician whose career as a
sideman, bandleader, recording artist and educator has spanned
the better part of 4 decades. A Greenwood, Mississippi native
and a graduate of the University of Memphis, Mr. Miller’s entrée
into the international jazz scene came in the mid-1970’s as a
member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra under the direction of
Mercer Ellington. His credits as a sideman include stints with a
who’s who of jazz luminaries: Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Woody
Shaw and Tony Williams and Ron Carter, to name just a few. He is
easily one of the most recorded jazz musicians of his generation
with over 400 recordings to his credit as a sideman and a
leader. With his various groups, including
Wingspan and his trio,
Mr. Miller has released a long string of critically acclaimed
recordings for the Landmark, RCA/Novus and MaxJazz labels. Mr.
Miller is presently Professor of Music and Director of Jazz
Studies at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. He
was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Performing Arts from
Lafayette College in 2006.
On Friday November 30, 2012, Mr. Miller
will share his vast expertise and talent with the WCSU
community. During the afternoon, he will rehearse and coach five
of WCSU’s student small ensembles and will perform in concert
with each group on Friday evening at 8pm in Ives Hall.
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