Dr. Lloyd Miller, who spent 7 years in Eastern countries and 6 years playing jazz
in Europe, has been performing in Utah since 1963 at most major hotels, resorts, festivals, company parties, weddings
and several times during the 2002 Olympics. Dr. Miller has played for audiences of over 1,000 at University of Utah,
BYU and at other major venues in Utah and beyond.
Miller has performed and jammed with several jazz giants such as
Wynton Marsalis, Don Ellis, Eddie Harris, Nat Adderly, Zoot Sims, Al Kohn, Benny Baily, Joe Harris, Oscar Pettiford,
Stuff Smith, Gatemouth Brown, Richie Cole, Albert Mangelsdorf, Philip Catherine, etc. In Paris in the early 60s, he sat
in for Bud Powel to play with Kenny Clark at the famous Blue Note. Miller, who was booked at Woodstock, Philadelphia Folk
Festival, the Comblain-La-Tour, Bilzen and Telluride jazz festivals, won arranger / composer awards three consecutive
years at Intercollegiate Jazz Festivals in the 60s. He was national winner of the Sounds of Young America competition
and has won several Utah Composers Guild awards in the 90s. Miller’s premiers and commissions include a film score and
jazz scores premiered by Utah Symphony, Colorado Springs Symphony, Salt Lake Symphony and the Tehran NIRT Chamber Orchestra.
During the 70s, Miller hosted his own prime-time main network jazz show in Tehran. In Utah, Miller was music consultant
for KUED in the late 60s, a DJ at KUER in 1977 and KRCL in 1978. He has taught jazz and ethnic music off and on since
1967 at U of U and since 1995 at BYU. Miller's PhD was on Persian music which resulted in his book Music and Song in
Persia Published by Curzon Press in London.
Miller’s world-wide 1950-1970 engagements include: LOS ANGELES: International Flower show, Red Feather, Digger, Purple Onion
PARIS: Blue Note, Mars Club, Club Saint Germain, Chat qui Pêche, Caméléon, Salle Wagram, Téâtre de
GENEVA: Cave du Hot Club
BELGIUM: Comblain-la-Tours & Bilzen jazz festivals, La Rose Noire &
Blue Note in Brussels, Blue Note in Ostende GERMANY: Domicile du Jazz in Frankfurt, Jazz Keller in Mainz
STOCKHOLM: Nalen, Grönalund; COPENHAGEN: Vingaarden ITALY: La Pineta in Cervia
TEHRAN: Intercontinental Hotel, Sheraton Hotel, Tehran Hilton, Inner Room, Iran-America Society,
own prime-time main network jazz show on NIRTV, etc.
BEIRUT: Intercontinental Hotel, Cave de Roi KABUL: Intercontinental Hotel
TOKYO: Golden Gate and various other cities worldwide.