DR. LLOYD MILLER BACKGROUND
Miller first travelled to Iran in 1957 where he stayed on year learning about the music and culture before going to Beirut and then Europe to become a successful jazz figure. when Miller's family first went to Iran, the work of setting up a business school by Miller's father was acknowledged by the Shah
Miller's Mother was awarded a medal of honor for her informative best seller book on Iran "Bright Blue Beads."
In 1969, Miller was awarded a Fulbright scholarship through the University of Utah Millde East Center to do further research on Persian and related music in the Middle East.
During the ensuing 7 years, Miller travelled throughout the Middle East from Afghanistan and Pakistan to Lebanon and Turkey spending most of his time in Tehran. In Iran, Miller became a key arts writer for all the English publications as well as writing in Persian, French and one article in German. He also was a key writer for the Middle East Sketch, an important magazine published in Beirut.
During the 70s Miller became a well-known TV personality hosting his own prime-time weekly jazz and ethnic music show as well as producing and directing a documentry series on jazz history and doing a show in English about Persian arts and culture.
As a journalist, Miller met with many important people in government and the arts. Among these was Her Majesty the Queen of Iran whom Miller met 7 times at various events like the Tehran International Film Festival, the Shiraz Arts Festival and the Historical Pagent of Women's Dress in Iran.
International Music Guide published in London
Miller's driver's license in Iran
a world premier at the Shiraz Arts Festival