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Mark Christian Miller is a Los Angeles based vocalist and self described “piano enthusiast.” After working professionally as a musical comedy performer, he began pursuing his love for the jazz idiom when he auditioned for and won a scholarship to complete the two-year full time music program at Los Angeles City College from drummer David Alpert, brother of Herb Alpert. At LACC Miller performed in Honors Concerts, was a member of the Dean’s Honor List, and won the Robert V. Altheuser Scholarship for choral vocal performance. He was hosting an Honors Concert performance at LACC when he came to the attention of Teri Merrill-Aarons founder of the Los Angeles Jazz Society, who began booking Miller in top venues around town, often pairing him with pianist Gildo Mahones. (Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross; Lou Rawls, Lorez Alexandria.)   Music Connection Magazine called Miller “A superior vocalist, one of LA’s finest.” Miller was the featured vocalist for the Jazz Caravan, a series of shows the Los Angeles Jazz Society presented in middle schools throughout Los Angeles County, emceed by noted DJ Chuck Niles. In 2000, Miller was selected to appear in a series of appearances with the legendary Anita O’Day at the Atlas Supper Club in Los Angeles. That same year he met Page Cavanaugh at a jam session, and went on to appear with Cavanaugh numerous times and recorded his debut CD “Like Sunlight on Water” with Cavanaugh, pianists Joyce Collins and Jane Getz, and drummer and Dave Tull. Michael Feinstein called Miller’s work “joyful, swinging, and a pleasure to hear.” Miller continued to work extensively in nightclubs, and began booking and promoting music as well. He curated a seven year Sunday night jazz series at the legendary Chaya Brasserie in Beverly Hills, where he booked a wide variety of talent, including promising up and comers like Sara Gazarek, Josh Nelson, Spencer Day, Kris Bowers and Kathleen Grace, as well as established artists like Page Cavanaugh, Jennifer Leitham, Betty Bryant, Julie Kelly, and many others.

Miller released his sophomore record in 2015 with Josh Nelson on piano, and guest artists Bob Sheppard, Ron Stout, and Larry Koonse. “Crazy Moon” spent four months on the JazzWeek charts, and was chosen as one of the top releases of 2015 by Jazz History Online.

As a booker and promoter, for the past decade through Corniche Entertainment he has been curating the popular and prestigious “Music on the Main” summer series at Descanso Gardens and continues to book music for a variety of venues, including artists for the City of West Hollywood, and LA Made at the Grand Central Library, where he worked with NEA Jazz Master Hubert Laws.   Through Corniche Entertainment Mark helps manage the career of popular bandleader Louie Cruz Beltran, and with Beltran has worked with the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, The Sleep Train (formerly Concord) Jazz Festival, and Blues Alley in Washington, DC. Miller has also booked artists into Jazz Alley in Seattle (where he presented three time Grammy nominee Denise Donatelli,) and the Dubai International Jazz Festival.

Miller studied piano at Los Angeles City College, and privately with Jane Getz and the late Joyce Collins. He continues to practice and play the piano as a means to grow as a vocalist and a complete musician.

Short Bio:

Mark Christian Miller is a Los Angeles based vocalist who began pursuing his love for the jazz idiom when he auditioned for and won a scholarship to complete the two-year full time music program at Los Angeles City College from drummer David Alpert, brother of Herb Alpert. He was hosting an Honors Concert performance at LACC when he came to the attention of Teri Merrill-Aarons founder of the Los Angeles Jazz Society, who began booking Miller in top venues around town. Music Connection Magazine called Miller “A superior vocalist, one of LA’s finest.” Miller was selected to appear in a series of appearances with the legendary Anita O’Day at the Atlas Supper Club in Los Angeles. That same year he met Page Cavanaugh, and went on to appear with Cavanaugh numerous times and recorded his debut CD “Like Sunlight on Water” with Cavanaugh. Michael Feinstein called Miller’s work “joyful, swinging, and a pleasure to hear.” Miller released his sophomore record in 2015 with Josh Nelson on piano. “Crazy Moon” spent four months on the JazzWeek charts, and was chosen as one of the top releases of 2015 by Jazz History Online.  Miller continues to work extensively in nightclubs and is a busy music booker and promoter as well. Author James Gavin calls Miller’s singing, “a pleasure to the ear –   breezy, rhythmically nimble, honest and full of heart.”