One of the most exciting jazz drummers on the
scene, performer, composer, and educator Allison Miller gathers inspiration
from a wide array of genres. Described by critics as a charismatic and
rhythmically propulsive drummer with melodic sensibility, Miller engages her
deep roots in improvisation as a way to explore all music. The
critically-acclaimed percussionist and Yamaha clinician will be joined by her
stellar band, Boom Tic Boom, and acclaimed tap dancer, Claudia Rahardjanoto.
Rivers are the lifeline of America, and in the
19th and 20th century, many social movements took place around waterways.
“In Our Veins: Rivers and Social Change” is a multimedia suite for
chamber jazz ensemble and tap dancer centered around five American rivers
(Susquehanna, Delaware, James, Hudson, Schuylkill) and the social and
environmental changes they inspired.