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Sunday Supper & Jazz with Richard Miller Trio
July 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$25
Direct from NYC & Rio – guitar based trio!
orn and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Richard’s recent credits include Musical Director for Olivério: a Brazilian Twist at the Kennedy Center, 2016; Pope Francis, September 2015; National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Awards at Strathmore Hall, 2013; President Obama, White House, 2009; concerts and workshops at University of Florida, Middlebury College, Georgetown University, Virginia Commonwealth University, UPenn, College of Charleston, Texas Southern University, among many others; performances at Merkin Hall, BB Kings, Iridium, DROM, and many other venues in New York City. A review of his US State Department recital asserted that Richard, “not only displayed impeccable technique but communicated his love of music.” A review in the Washington City Paper by Joel Siegal of the duo of Richard Miller with Patrick de Santos (voice) stated, “Patrick and Richard strike a remarkable balance between disciplined technique and emotional abandon.” With a Master’s in performance from Manhattan School of Music and a Ph.D. in music theory, Richard is also active as an educator, writer, and composer and teaches at Columbia University. Richard Miller earned a Ph. D. in music theory from Catholic University of America and a Masters in guitar performance from Manhattan School of Music. He currently teaches music theory and ear training at Columbia University and is the Director of Education Programs for the Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance. Lambert Academic Publishing recently published his dissertation, “The Guitar in the Brazilian Choro.” A long-time practitioner of yoga and surfing, Richard created the Balanced Guitar retreat to enable students to learn a holistic lifestyle that will ensure many years of healthy and creative guitar playing. The guitar/yoga/surfing retreat takes place in Costa Rica in January (www.balancedguitar.com).