Go to the official Jeff Miller site at http://www.jeffmilleronline, for all the latest updates and pictures, or to pick up copies of my albums.
Okay, so I'm not a band. Actually, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, I have turned into a "one-man band". On my debut album, Trying to be Cool, I performed all of the instruments except for drums. This includes bass, guitar, vocals, violin, keyboards, and more...
On my recently-released second album, Something Different, I played all of the instruments. This album, like my live show, showcases my use of a sampling machine, and was recorded live in the studio. You can pick it up at http://cdbaby.com/jeffmiller2
Jeff has been playing music for almost as long as he can remember. Starting with the violin at age 5, he has picked up many instruments and styles along the way. He concentrated mainly on violin and trombone, and classical and jazz music until his freshman year of high school. During the summer before his freshman year of high school, Jeff made the decision to sell all his video games and buy his first guitar. Soon after, the guitar became his primary instrument, and Jeff fell in love with songwriting. The seeds of songwriting were sown during Jeff's high school years, and he was active in many groups, ranging from jazz bands and string quartets to a rock trio.
The musical journey continued when Jeff started classes at Boston's Berklee College of Music. Here he dual-majored in Songwriting and Guitar Performance and studied with the likes of Pat Pattison and Jon Finn. Jeff's songwriting really began to develop and take form at Berklee. It was during these years that Jeff performed and recorded with artists such as Mike Schmid, Stacy Phillips, and Stephan Sharp.
Since completing his dual-major degree in Songwriting and Guitar Performance in 2001, Jeff has played countless venues in the northeast US, won local acoustic competitions, and even traveled to South Korea, to play in a tour of US Air Force bases with the Dave Pahanish Band.
Jeff has appeared on 7 different cds, and just released his second solo album, Something Different. He recently relocated to Nashville, TN, to pursue writing and performing opportunities.
Yes, I usually play anywhere I can get a gig (at least once), but primarily in coffeeshops, bookstores, and bars. My most memorable live playing experience is when I got the chance to play in South Korea as part of the Dave Pahanish Band, for a series of US Air Force shows on base.
The Beatles, Phil Keaggy, Dave Matthews, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Jon Brion, Elliot Smith, Shawn Colvin, Jump Little Children
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