Discover Jazz Festival: ALLISON MILLER’S BOOM TIC BOOM
“Allison is a refreshingly honest player. She plays as she is, which is great because she is such an open-hearted, humble, graceful person.”—Ani DiFranco
Allison Miller is the extraordinary drummer, composer, and leader of Boom Tic Boom, a band featuring recent Discover Jazz fest alums Myra Melford (piano) and Jenny Scheinman (violin) as well as Ben Goldberg (clarinet), Kirk Knuffke (cornet), and Todd Sickafoose (bass). Miller’s project is a slight meandering from her previous work backing up singer-songwriters Brandi Carlile, Natalie Merchant, and Ani DiFranco, but here she’s given the space to craft exploratory, smart pieces that range from wild improvisation to masterclasses in dynamics. The band’s records have topped best-of charts by Downbeat, the LA Times, and the Jazz Journalists Association. Recently, Miller sat in with the 8G Band on Late Night with Seth Meyers.