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Faculty & Staff

David Miller
Director of Rutgers Youth Jazz Ensemble
Community Arts

You'll become an improviser for life.

Degrees & Accomplishments
MM in Jazz, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University
BM in Jazz, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University
Grammy Award Best Rock Instrumental 2005
Grammy Award Best Pop Vocal 2001
Biography

Trombonist Dave Miller was born in Waukegan, Illinois. He attended Interlochen Arts Academy on scholarship and University of North Texas under Don Jacoby. He left college to go on the road with the Artie Shaw's Band.In 1991, Dave went to NYC to rehearse with the Temptations for a tour of South Africa at the invitation of Nelson Mandela. Though the tour fell through, Dave stayed in New York and joined the Latin music scene performing with artists including Celia Cruz, Eddie Palmieri, and La India.

In 1999 Dave joined the Harry Connick, Jr. Orchestra, with whom he recorded and toured internationally Dave has also performed and recorded with Clark Terry, Les Paul, Frank Foster, Bobby Sanabria, and many others.