CHERAW, S.C. — The Cheraw Arts Commission will present Sammy Miller and the Congregation in May. The group will perform at the Theatre on the Green at 7 p.m. Friday, May 12.
The group’s mission is to “Put the generosity back into jazz and bring art back to the people.”
“This is feel-good party jazz, harking back to the ’20s and ’30s,” the SF Weekly wrote. “It’s brassy, stomp your feet and dance music, and it’s got the raw uplifting vibe of a New Orleans street parade.”
A native of Los Angeles, Grammy-nominated drummer Sammy Miller has become known for his unique maturity and relentless focus on making music that “feels good” as a drummer, singer and bandleader. Upon completing his master’s at The Juilliard School, Miller formed his ensemble, The Congregation. As a band they are focused on sharing the power of community through their music—joyful jazz.
While independently the band members have performed/recorded with notable artists — including Wynton Marsalis, O.A.R, Iron and Wine, Joshua Redman, Lee Fields, Jason Moran — at venues including the White House, Lincoln Center and the Hollywood Bowl, they have opted to stick together to create globally-conscious music with the intention to spread joy throughout the world.
Tickets can be purchased at the Cheraw Community Center ($10/CAC members and $12/non-members).
Contact the Cheraw Arts Commission at 843-537-8420, ext. 12 for additional information.