Important Notice!

The festival's 19th edition, originally scheduled for June 19-27, has been rescheduled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Rather than giving up during this time of uncertainty, we are continuing to take a hopeful course and are forging ahead to the best of our ability to reschedule our 19th edition festival for October 2 to 10, 2020. These plans are fully predicated on being able to gather safely according to recommendations of our health and government officials. Read full update

Sammy Miller & The Congregation

Sammy Miller and The Congregation are on a mission to put the generosity back into jazz and bring art back to the people. 

A native of Los Angeles, Grammy® nominated drummer Sammy Miller has become known for his relentless focus on making music that feels good as a drummer, singer, and bandleader. Upon completing his Master’s at The Juilliard School, Sammy formed his ensemble, The Congregation. As a band, they share the power of the community through their music—joyful jazz

Award-winning theatre incubator Ars Nova selected The Congregation for the ‘Makers Lab’ in 2017 to develop their genre-bending show, “Great Awakening.” While independently the band members have performed and recorded with notable artists including Wynton Marsalis, Lady Gaga, and Queen Latifah at venues including the White House, Lincoln Center and the Hollywood Bowl, they have opted to stick together to spread joy throughout the world. 

SAMMY MILLER, DRUMS + VOCALS 

ALPHONSO HORNE, TRUMPET 

BEN FLOCKS, TENOR SAX 

SAM CRITTENDEN, TROMBONE 

DAVID LINARD, PIANO 

CORBIN JONES, BASS 

MOLLY MILLER, GUITAR 

Showtimes

Mon, Jun 22 - 6:00 PM
Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music
$35

Mon, Jun 22 - 9:00 PM
Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music
$35

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