Larry Miller


Saxophonist/composer Larry Miller is an active performer and teacher. He has played lead alto with Hugh Fraser's International Jazz Orchestra (Victoria 1997/98) and performed & lectured at the 1998 North American Saxophone Alliance Conference at the University of Victoria. In March 1998 Miller's band toured as a sextet performing the music of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers.

Miller's debut recording, "Freya's Song", is a culmination of his tastes and interests within the varied styles of jazz. His fall tour of 1997 covered high schools, colleges and night clubs. Playing to enthusiastic capacity crowds, CD release parties were held at The Queen's Hotel in Nanaimo and at The Millenium Jazz Club in Victoria.

Miller is a cntral Vancouver Island born and raised musician. He began his musical career in earnest in the early 1980s by completing an Associate Diploma in Music at Malaspina College in Nanaimo. Miller then moved to Toronto to earn a B.F.A. Honours music degree at York University.

"My time in Toronto was invaluable for me as it allowed me to hear and participate in a great variety of music." He has studied saxophone with Steve Jones, Pat Labarbera, David Mott, Phil Dwyer, Mike Murley and Lynne Greenwood.

Miller then moved back to Vancouver Island in 1990 to complete both a Bachelors of Education and Masters of Music degree in performance and composition. During this time he also attended the Banff Centre for the Arts and performed at the International Association of Jazz Educators conference in Miami, Florida.

Miller's playing experience covers work in rock bands, classical saxophone, pit bands, jazz combos and jazz orchestras. He plays lead tenor on Chris Millington's CD "Daywaves", and played lead tenor for Gary Guthman's Vancouver Island tour of 1997.

Miller is currently involved in several projects, highlights being an upcoming recording of some of his own compositions and arrangements with the Nanaimo-based group Decadence. He is also recording and performing with the musically eclectic trio known as Navaca, which is an active group in B.C.'s lower mainland.

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