Field Hall Presents: Sammy Miller & The Congregation, Music of 1973 – 50 Years Later
October 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm| $25 – $50
Led by Grammy-nominated drummer Sammy Miller, this seven-piece band is on a mission, crisscrossing the country like a vaudevillian revival show with a fervor for music. In this performance, the band celebrates the music of nineteen hundred and seventy-three with a fresh perspective.
Field Arts & Events Hall is excited to present Sammy Miller & The Congregation as a Crab Festival Concert. From Stevie Wonder to Pink Floyd, get ready to hear the top tracks of 1973 as if for the first time!
Sammy Miller and the Congregation are pulling people out of their solitary lives and putting them in the moment with a bracing dose of joyful jazz performed with infectious theatricality. The New York City-based, familial collective has captured its frenetic energy and unflinchingly optimistic songwriting on its debut album, Leaving Egypt.
A native of Los Angeles, Juilliard trained-Grammy® nominated drummer Sammy Miller has been hailed as “the perfect player scholar” (The Wall Street Journal).
From Lincoln Center to The White House, The Newport Jazz Festival to Umbria Jazz, with wide-ranging special guests Wynton Marsalis to Bill Irwin (Macthur Genius Winner 1984), The Congregation has brought an new perspective of jazz to a new generation of listeners.
SAMMY MILLER, DRUMS + VOCALS
ALPHONSO HORNE, TRUMPET
BEN FLOCKS, TENOR SAX
DAVID LINARD, PIANO
CORBIN JONES, BASS
*MOLLY MILLER, GUITAR
“One of the best jazz acts I’ve seen in years” – Jazz Journal
“Joyful jazz with lots of laughs and theatricality” – Los Angeles Times