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Allison Miller Boom Tic Boom
March 25 @ 7:30 pm$40 – $45
The series continues on Saturday, March 25, with a return visit by extraordinary drummer Allison Miller with a special edition of her Boom Tic Boom ensemble, featuring saxophonist Nicole Glover, pianist Shamie Royston, and bassist Todd Sickafoose. NYC-based drummer/composer/educator Allison Miller engages her deep roots in improvisation as a vehicle to explore many musical genres. Described by critics as a Modern Jazz Icon in the Making, Miller has been named among the “Top 20 Jazz Drummers” in Downbeat Magazine.
The Los Angeles Times wrote that Miller is “a powerhouse jazz drummer and composer who knows her history.” Jazziz wrote, “Drummer-composer Allison Miller celebrates the 10th anniversary of her band Boom Tic Boom… Miller’s deft drum work and compositional adeptness and her ensemble’s raw but refined propulsive energy are front and center.” The Wall Street Journal commented, “Boom Tic Boom has a razor-sharp precision that recalls classic drummer-led ensembles of 50 years ago—the music of Art Blakey and Max Roach come to mind—but Ms. Miller’s band works from a diverse sonic palette that is unmistakably contemporary.”
For this Athenaeum date, she is joined by her fellow member in the all-woman supergroup, Artemis, Nicole Glover, described as a “precocious talent who never ceases to surprise” and a “brilliant soloist,” and by Shamie Royston, whose music Downbeat praised as “mainstream post-bop with a deep sense of poise. It swings hard and breathes easy.”
The concerts will be in person at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. There are no physical tickets for these events. Your name will be on an attendee list at the front door. Doors open at 7 p.m. Seating is first-come; first-served. These events will be presented in compliance with State of California and County of San Diego health regulations as applicable at the time of each concert.
Masks optional. If you have a fever, cough, or flu-like symptoms, please stay home.