Duncan Millar is a jazz pianist based in London. His latest contemporary / smooth / chill-jazz album, Fresh Air, was released in February 2013. Previously, he released the albums Dream your Dream and Good To Go, receiving a MOBO nomination as Best UK Jazz Act.
Gig Announcement! Sat 1st March, Bankside, London
Hope to see you at the first gig with my new band on Sat March 1st 8pm, Nolia’s Jazz Cafe (Ex-The Union Jack), 225 Union Street London SE1 0LR. Admission free! All welcome! 2 mins walk from Southwark Tube (Jubilee Line).
I'll be playing tracks from my latest album 'Fresh Air' as well as previous albums with a new band including Thomas Rees, trumpet; George Millard, sax; Ed Arm, guitar; Pete Hutchinson, bass; Hamish Burchall; drums. Admission for this warm-up gig is free! to minute walk from Southwark Tube. Come along and enjoy the band at this great new venue!
Feb 3rd 2014, London:
Back in London now, in the cold and wet! Am busy preparing and rehearsing with a new band for upcoming shows in London, Europe... the world! Let me know where is a good place to play near you!
New band includes piano, guitar, bass, sax, trumpet and drums and we will play tracks from the latest album, Fresh Air, plus some older ones from previous albums.
Will try to post gig details soon, plus some photos from next rehearsal!
Jan 7th 2014, BrazilSitting here in Salvador, Brazil sipping a Caiparinha by the pool at my hotel next to the broad Alantic....
Music is everywhere in Salvador, the first capital of Brazil, a place that culturally is almost a part of Africa. Visiting the old city-center yesterday, we first heard, at a small street-café, some beautiful bossa-nova with vocals, guitar and drums.
This however, was almost over-powered acoustically by the sound of the Olodum percussion from their open-air concert hall a few metres away. Olodum is a Bahian percussion-based performance group, so famous they even made a video with Michael Jackson in the nearby Pelourinho (Pillory) Square. Intrigued by the sound, I walked a little down the narrow street, but could not enter as the concert was already much progressed. Still, just the sound from outside was very impressive, and reminds you that music on CD or video can be a very pale imitation of the live version! The sound of the drums reverberating through the ancient streets delivers a powerful emotional response that is hard to describe, not to mention the rhythms and groove, which could be the beat to any contemporary dance-music production!
We're hoping to attend an actual concert in the same place this evening.
I'll try to post a few photos of Salvador and Bahia later after I'm finished at the pool!
welcome to my brand new website!
To celebrate, I'm giving away a CD of my new album Fresh Air to the first 20 people to answer a simple question about the site*! The next 30 will receive any one track of their choice emailed (as an mp3) from any of my albums, present and previous! Click here for entry-details!
I also aim to keep it as up-to-date and "live" as possible, with news and blog updates here most weeks, plus new stuff that I will add as I go along, including new photos, videos , music demos and anything else I can think of!(*Post free in UK).
Just browsin' the back catalogue on Youtube: The Groove, 2001 http://youtu.be/o2kFkv02R6M
from "Good to Go" (2001)
nice to be in the mix with such fine company! thanks Will! 01. TRIBUTE (RIGHT ON) - THE PASADENAS 02. CHECK OUT THE GROOVE - BOBBY THURSTON 03. DON'...
The Will Sawney Soul Show. Broadcast Thursday 6th March 2014 @ 7pm UK timeRead More...
• Fantastic album in every way, and a future classic for sure … more BBC Radio
• …his keyboard playing over cool grooves results in another brilliant album … more Smoothvibes.com
• Officially back and better than ever … more Smoothjazz.com
Listen to Fresh Air