Lisa Cay Miller

@ 8:00pm

Advance Tickets: $12 General / $10 Students & WF Members (Processing fees apply)
Door Tickets: $15 General / $12 Students & WF Members

Lisa Miller’s ensembles, Q and sleep furiously, are featured in this CD launch presentation.

Performers:  Lisa Cay Miller (piano), Reginald Quiring (viola), Peggy Lee (cello), Steve Smith (bass), Skye Brooks (drums), Cam Wilson (violin), Henry Lee  (violin), Ron Samworth (guitar)

Lisa Miller’s compositions have been premiered by de Bijloke ensemble (Ghent, Belgium) the Tetzepi Bigtet  (Amsterdam), mmm…(Tokyo), the Quatuor Bozzini  (for the National Film Board of Canada with director Marv Newland, Montreal), Vancouver New Music, Standing Wave, Turning Point EnsembleThe Vancouver Chinese Instrumental Music Society (Vancouver), and The Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, The Left Coast Ensemble and Earplay (San Francisco).  Miller has directed workshops (for the Now Orchestra and the Vancouver International Jazz Festival) and produced concerts and multi-media installations (Vancouver New Music, Costal Jazz and Blues Society, Circus Maximus, Western Front Society). Upcoming commissions will be premiered by Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa (piano, Vancouver), François Houle and Jane Hayes (clarinet and piano, Vancouver) and the Tetzepi Bigtet (big band, Amsterdam).

Lisa Miller has performed with international artists Audrey Chen, Jean Yves Evrard, Jaochim Badenhorst, Nicole Mitchell, Butch Morris, John Zorn, Ig Henneman, Wilbert de Joode, Michael Moore, Eyvind Kang and Jessika Kenney, and in Vancouver with Dylan van der Schyff, Peggy Lee, Jesse Zubot, Brad Turner, François Houle, the NOW Orchestra and ion zoo. Her CDs, The lisa miller octet; Sleep Furiously, Q and The lisa miller trio; open have received rave international reviews. Q has recently released their second album, waterwall, with Eyvind Kang and  toured Northern Europe in May 2012.

“Miller is one to watch.” - Signal to Noise

“If the new improvisational movement means to convey the spirit of jazz without reiterating its stylistic clichés, then Vancouver-based pianist Lisa Miller deserves to be considered one of its leading lights.” – J.D. Considine, The Globe and Mail

Co-presentation with Coastal Jazz and Blues