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Dan Miller

Jazz trumpeter Dan Miller, grew up in the vibrant musical scene of Chicago during the 1980’s. He attended the University of North Texas and moved to New York City in 1991. He has studied with Don Jacoby, Bobby Shew, John Haynie, Ed Treutel, Brad Goode and Barry Harris. He spent eleven years (1990 – 2000) as a member of the Harry Connick Jr. Orchestra, traveling the world and recording numerous albums and television specials. Dan also toured internationally and recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Maynard Ferguson, Tom Jones and Woody Herman. He has also performed with: The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, The Lionel Hampton Orchestra, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Curtis Fuller, Branford Marsalis, Randy Brecker, Frank Foster, Jon Hendricks, George Coleman, Charles McPherson, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Tom Harrell, David “Fathead” Newman, Ira Sullivan, Bobby Shew and Jack McDuff. Since 2005, he has split his time between NYC and Florida and he’s currently a member of the Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra and the musical director of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra. Dan is a Yamaha Clinician and Performing Artist and works with college bands, high school bands and private students nationwide. He is the Jazz Trumpet Instructor for the University of Central Florida’s School of Performing Arts in Orlando. Dan Miller's musical influences include Fats Navarro, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Kenny Dorham, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk and Curtis Fuller

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Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced


Private instruction is available for embouchure building, breathing techniques, jazz improvisation, jazz trumpet styles and lead trumpet concepts and techniques. Each student is treated on an individual basis and the questions and needs of the player will be specifically addressed.

Clinic/Workshop Information

Trumpet & Brass Techniques A comprehensive and straight forward approach for developing the embouchure and breathing techniques. Topics stressed include embouchure building, strengthening corners, increasing endurance, increasing flexibility, maximizing efficiency, breathing concepts, focusing the air-stream and developing tone. Jazz Improvisation A musical approach to teaching improvisation, focusing on the styles and techniques of the masters

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