Tag Archives: Charlie Miller

Charlie Miller, Classic: 21 Classical Compositions for Solo Trumpet and Solo Piano (Independent)

Charlie Miller usually greets me with, “Hello Beethoven”—his way of letting me know that he remembers that I, too, write music. But my music pales in comparison to Miller’s spiritually haunting melodies on his latest album, Classic. In the poem “Sailing to Byzantium” Yeats’ dominant theme is to escape from the hardships of this world. [...]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: May 28 – June 4, 2014

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of May 29 – June 4, 2014 featuring: Tom McDermott, Paul Sanchez, John Mooney, Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue, Panorama Jazz Band, Charlie Miller, Anders Osborne and more! Full ScheduleLouisiana Music on TourAdd a New Listing   May 29May 30May 31June [...]

Louisiana Music Timeline: March 16

Here’s OffBeat’s video tribute to the people and events that shaped New Orleans and Louisiana music history through the years on March 16, enjoy… Have a special Louisiana music moment that you’d like to add to our timeline? Email us at info@offbeat.com. 1892: Birth of trombonist Isaiah “Big Ike” Robinson in Thibodeaux 1902: Birth of [...]

Zazou City, Liar’s Moon (Jumping Man Records)

It seems unconscionably trite to say that a band “brings a New Orleans flavor” to their chosen genre, but I’ll say it anyway. Bart Ramsey’s accordion and Chris Edmunds’ busy, percussive guitar leave no doubt about Zazou City’s gypsy jazz idiom. But when Aurora Nealand whips out the soprano sax, Matthew Shilling starts blowing his [...]

What’s in the Bag, Santa?

Christmas music is so purpose-driven that it’s easy to dismiss it, but many artists are inspired by the holiday. At their worst, they find a way to inhabit and freshen up traditional gestures and thoughts; at their best, they create new music that’s personal and public, that’s simultaneously common but idiosyncratic. Some manage the balance [...]

What Will Santa Say?

The adults are sitting around a table on the back porch, some with beer, some with coffee. They’re swapping wisecracks and stories while the kids are upstairs. Coats are tossed in a corner, and the Christmas lights are strung with semi-deliberation in one of the rooms of the house. It could be Christmas, but it [...]