A Big Boom comes to campus

For Immediate Release:  April 13, 2016

BLOOMSBURG— New York City-based drummer and composer Allison Miller will bring her jazz beats to the stage with her ensemble, Boom-Tic-Boom, on Wednesday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Bloomsburg University’s Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium. The show is part of BU’s Celebrity Artist Series.

Miller, regarded as one of the new breed of jazz drummers, has been the rhythmic force behind artists such as Ani DiFranco, Natalie Merchant and Brandi Carlile. She is a three-time jazz ambassador of the U.S. State Department and is included on Yamaha’s Top 30 Clinicians list. She conducts clinics and master classes throughout the world and is a faculty member at The New School for Jazz, Kutztown University, and Jazz CampWest. Miller is celebrating Boom-Tic-Boom’s latest release, “No Morphine No Lilies.”

Her current project, Boom-Tic-Boom, was launched in New York City as a foursome, but expanded to a sextet of musicians and band leaders featuring piano, violin, bass and drums. This Celebrity Artist Series program is offered in conjunction with the Bloomsburg University Jazz Festival, conducted annually for junior and senior high school jazz programs by BU’s music, theatre and dance department.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.