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IMG_3772_edited.jpg Nicola Miller Improviser

NICOLA MILLER

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Nicola Miller is an experimental saxophone player and composer based on the South Shore of

Nova Scotia. Her strange tender playing stretches toward the avant-garde while maintaining a

foot in the lyrical and the mysterious. She has studied with saxophonist/composer Frank

Gratkowski (a mainstay of the European improvised music scene) New York based

experimental composer Kirk Nurock and Grammy Nominated composer and drummer John

Hollenbeck. She has played alongside many great artists, including Nicole Rampersaud, Charlotte Hüg, Nick Fraser, Doug Tielli, JOYFULTALK, and Glenn Patscha. She holds a Master's Degree in Composition from UdK's Jazz Institüt Berlin and has performed in the Berlin improvised music and jazz communities.

Upcoming Events

  • Talk Show
    Talk Show
    Sat, Jul 20
    LaHave
    Jul 20, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    LaHave, 10 Huey Lake Rd, LaHave, NS B0R 1C0, Canada
    Jul 20, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    LaHave, 10 Huey Lake Rd, LaHave, NS B0R 1C0, Canada
    We will move, mutter, and make music. Tickets PWYC with suggested donation of $10-20 at the door.
  • Jazz at The Narrows
    Jazz at The Narrows
    Sun, Jul 21
    Mahone Bay
    Jul 21, 2024, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Mahone Bay, 29 Hiltz Hill Rd, Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0, Canada
    Jul 21, 2024, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Mahone Bay, 29 Hiltz Hill Rd, Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0, Canada
    Nicola Miller - Sax, Morten Østerlund Larsen - Bass, Florian Fischer - Drums Standards at the Crace Family Farm. Tickets $30. SOLD OUT.
  • Double Vision
    Double Vision
    Mon, Jul 22
    Halifax
    Jul 22, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    Halifax, 2177 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS B3K 3B5, Canada
    Jul 22, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    Halifax, 2177 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS B3K 3B5, Canada
    Trio consisting of Nicola Miller, Morten Østerlund Larsen and Florian Fischer will be paired off with Halifax based musicians who play the same instrument - Andrew Mackelvie (saxophone), Gabriella Ciurcovich (Bass), and Doug Cameron (Drums). Following the first set of duos, each trio will play.
  • Improvised Music at St. David's
    Improvised Music at St. David's
    Wed, Jul 24
    Halifax
    Jul 24, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    Halifax, 1544 Grafton St, Halifax, NS B3J 0J5, Canada
    Jul 24, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    Halifax, 1544 Grafton St, Halifax, NS B3J 0J5, Canada
    Europeans Morten Østerlund Larsen (Bass) and Florian Fischer (Drums) join forces with Canadians, Tim Crofts (Piano), Nicola Miller (Sax/Flute) and Meghan Gilhespy (Vocal) Tickets $25 or PWYC at the door.
  • Silence - Guelph
    Silence - Guelph
    Fri, Jul 26
    Guelph
    Jul 26, 2024, 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
    Guelph, 46 Essex St, Guelph, ON N1H 3K8, Canada
    Jul 26, 2024, 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
    Guelph, 46 Essex St, Guelph, ON N1H 3K8, Canada
    Free improvisation from Doug Tielli, Nicola Miller, Morten Østerlund Larsen and Florian Fischer. Tickets $20 or PWYC.
  • Parkwood by Heartwood
    Parkwood by Heartwood
    Sun, Jul 28
    Owen Sound
    Jul 28, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    Owen Sound, 939 2nd Ave E, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H5, Canada
    Jul 28, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    Owen Sound, 939 2nd Ave E, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H5, Canada
    Nicola Miller - Sax/Flute, Doug Tielli - Guitar/Voice/Trombone, Morten Østerlund Larsen - Bass, Florian Fischer - Drums . Traditional meets experimental as the quartet explores jazz standards and original compositions through improvisation. Tickets $25
  • Tranzac w/ Karen Ng
    Tranzac w/ Karen Ng
    Wed, Jul 31
    Toronto
    Jul 31, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Toronto, 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2M7, Canada
    Jul 31, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Toronto, 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2M7, Canada
    Larsen, Tielli, Fischer, Miller with Toronto based improviser Karen Ng. Opening set from Sandy Ewen (NYC). PWYC at the door.
Excerpts from Nicola's Suite - St. Kevin and The Blackbird.

Recorded in Berlin at the Jazz Institüt in 2022

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Nicola Miller - Love's Deep River

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Nicola Miller - Love's Deep River
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Nicola Miller, Arseny Rykov, Fabian Timm - Alone Together - Jazz Institute Berlin 2022

Nicola Miller, Arseny Rykov, Fabian Timm - Alone Together - Jazz Institute Berlin 2022

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Improvisation - Nicola Miller, Uri Caine LAMP NS 2022

Improvisation - Nicola Miller, Uri Caine LAMP NS 2022

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