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Jim Miller & Friends At Rowan Planetarium On April 8

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The Rowan University College of Performing Arts Faculty Spotlight Series presents noted drummer Jim Miller and friends for a free concert event, which doubles as a live recording session, in the university’s Edelman Planetarium on Wednesday, April 8 at 8:00 p.m.

The program includes six of Miller’s original compositions as part of an event that is being recorded for Miller's next CD. The musicians joining Miller include saxophonist E.J. Yellen (from Miller's days with the Philadelphia-area fusion unit REVERIE), renowned bassist and frequent collaborator Tyrone Brown, “guitar-tronics" master D.M. Hotep, and fast-rising keyboardist and Rowan grad Chris Simonini.

Miller, born in the Midwest, began playing professionally in 1970 in a variety of original-material bands, became a Jazz snob and moved to the East Coast in 1977. He co-founded REVERIE and performed at festivals, clubs, and colleges from New England to Florida. He now leads his own “Miller Time" band. As a sideman, Miller has appeared in concert and/or on recordings with a host of diverse artists such as Johnny Coles, Denis DiBlasio, George Rabbai, Cecil Bridgewater, Anita O'Day, Frank Tiberi, Bootsie Barnes, Onaje Alan Gumbs, “Doc" Gibbs, Reggie Workman, Rebecca Parris, Larry McKenna, Richie Cole, Randy Brecker, Suzanne Cloud, Houston Person, Buddy DeFranco, Clark Terry, James Moody, Slide Hampton, Jean Carn, Jim Ridl and many more. He has appeared on more than three dozen recordings (not counting his own) and formed DREAMBOX MEDIA in 1995. He is an adjunct professor at Rowan University. He was honored with the JAZZ HERO AWARD by the Jazz Journalists Association in April 2013.

The planetarium is on the ground floor of Science Hall, located on the university’s campus at 201 Mullica Hill Road in Glassboro, NJ. Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For information, email arts@rowan.edu or call 856-256-4545.

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