Tuesday, March 20, 2012
A closer look at Freedom Jazz Movement: Bio Profiles
- Graduated: 1995
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: Bachelor's Degree
- Major: Theatre
Monday, March 19, 2012
Freedom Jazz Movement - Performing "Open" Live : The name says it all...Freedom attained through jazz expressed in movement. Drummer/composer Marcus L. Miller formed this group in 1998 as a vehicle for music he had written for choreographed dance pieces. Each song tells a story that is expressed through a dancer's movement. The goal is to create music that blends the drumming traditions of Africa with beats analogous to African-American jazz traditions. See our Myspace Page or Contact Me for more Booking and CD purchase info.
Jazz Poetry Collective - Flowers Stolen From the Yards of Old Folks :The spoken word combines with mainstream jazz in a natural partnership. This highly recommended album provokes deep thought while clearing the air through innovation. Track listing: Those Who Keep Spirits Alive; Dance Women of Shulam; Lively Up Yourself; Soon I will be Done, Trouble of This World; The Rhythm; Flowers Stolen from the Yards of Old Folks; Invitation. Myspace page. Contact me forBooking to find out how to purchase a copy.
Formless Trio - Youtube Video : The Group came together in 2003 to do a recording date at Foma studios. . .A few weeks later, the three assembled and laid down tracks; unrehearsed, no charts, no talk throughs, just plain old simple jamming. It went so well, two years later that got together for another session. What began as just casual fun soon became a reality as June 2008 brought the band it's first gig at LA's Wiliam Grant Still art center. The event was a Kaprow "Happenings" art exhibit. Each individual brings their unique experiences to the stage. Together they become a unit focused solely on creating with deep expression and high artistic value. They are having fun and look forward to writing the next chapter of their story.Myspace Page. Booking. Buy Now
BoujouBumbastic - Theme Song on Youtube Video : Senegalese Kora meets western Drums and Bass. For more info on how to purchase this now out-of-print but well worth having CD, Myspace page. Contact Me Today.
World Drum Project - Trailer on Youtube Video : The World Drum Project is lead by Artist/Percussionist Marcus L. Miller. The group consists of percussionists and drummers based in the Los Angeles area. The group ranges in size from a trio to a 20 piece drum orchestra. The group is available for workshops, clinics, residencies, and live performances. For more information, please contact Tamar Productions 310-493-2851. Booking.