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by C. Michael Bailey
Southern California already has Mark Winkler. Some crazy critical mass is reached when considering vocalist Mark Christian Miller's Crazy Moon. Not because Miller and Winkler are so much alike...there is a bit of that, but more because they are so different. Both have performed on the Left Coast for the past 25 years, each building a dedicated following and each making a light and appealing brand of jazz vocals. Miller has a Broadway voice with jazz approach. His tone is ...read more
by Bruce Lindsay
Mark Christian Miller has been performing for over 20 years, mostly in southern California. Recordings are rare, however: perhaps because he's also been working as promoter, booker, manager and festival director. Debut album Dreamer With A Penny (Sliding Glass Door) appeared in 2004; an album with Betty Bryant, Together (bry-mar music) in 2011. Crazy Moon is a welcome addition to this short list. Miller's voice--cheerful, positive--is one of the warmest and most welcoming voices in jazz. It's hard ...read more