Office: Shea Auditorium, Room 158
Phone: (973) 720-3471
Mulgrew Miller is a veteran of tours and recordings with such ensembles as Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, three years with the Woody Shaw Quintet, three with the Mercer Ellington Orchestra and over six years with the Tony Williams Quintet. He has been featured on over 400 recordings, made his first recording as a leader for producer Orrin Keepnews' former label, Landmark, and later recorded on the RCA Novus label. He tours throughout the world and in 1997, was invited to tour Japan with an assembly of some of the most prestigious names in jazz piano--a group of ten pianists called "100 Gold Fingers" including Tommy Flanagan, Ray Bryant and Kenny Barron. Miller is also a member of the Contemporary Piano Ensemble, a unique group consisting of four pianists performing with a rhythm section. Other innovative projects include his duos with Danish jazz bassist, Neils-Henning Ørsted Pederson, his commission to compose a special work for the Dayton Dance Company and his student workshops. A native of Greenwood, Mississippi, he studied at Memphis State University, and was a close musical and personal associate of former William Paterson Jazz Studies Director, the late James Williams.