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Dr. Lisa Cay Miller: Biography

Dr. Lisa Cay Miller
1968 -
Region: British Columbia

Dr. Lisa Cay Miller

“Miller is one to watch.” - Signal to Noise

“If the new improvisational movement means to convey the spirit of jazz without reiterating its stylistic clichés, then Vancouver-based pianist Lisa Miller deserves to be considered one of its leading lights.” - J.D. Considine, The Globe and Mail

Lisa Miller’s compositions have been premiered by de Bijloke ensemble (Ghent, Belgium) the Tetzepi Bigtet (Amsterdam), mmm… (Tokyo), the Quatuor Bozzini (for the National Film Board of Canada with director Marv Newland, Montreal), Vancouver New Music, Standing Wave, Turning Point Ensemble, The Vancouver Chinese Instrumental Music Society (Vancouver), and the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra,The Left Coast Ensemble and Earplay (San Francisco). Miller has directed workshops (for the Now Orchestra and the Vancouver International Jazz Festival) and produced concerts and multi media installations (Vancouver New Music, Costal Jazz and Blues Society, Circus Maximus, Western Front Society). New commissions will be premiered in 2013 by Pianorquestra (Brazil), Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa (piano) and François Houle and Jane Hayes (clarinet and piano, Vancouver).

Lisa Miller has performed with international artists Audrey Chen, Nicole Mitchell, Butch Morris, John Zorn, Ig Henneman, Wilbert de Joode, Anne La Berge, Michael Moore, Jean Yves Evrard,Jaochim Badenhorst, Eyvind Kang and Jessika Kenney, and in Vancouver with Dylan van der Schyff, Peggy Lee, Jesse Zubot, François Houle, Ron Samworth, the NOW Orchestra, Orquestra Futura and ion zoo. Her CDs, The lisa miller octet; Sleep Furiously, Q, waterwall and The lisa miller trio; open have received rave international reviews.

2012