About Allison Miller

NYC-based drummer/composer/educator Allison Miller engages her deep roots in improvisation as a vehicle to explore all music. Described by critics as a “Modern Jazz Icon in the Making,” Miller won Downbeat’s 67th Annual Critics Poll for “Rising Star Drummer” and Jazz Times’s 2019 Critics Poll for “Best Jazz Drummer.” Miller’s band, Boom Tic Boom, has released five critically acclaimed albums and their song “Otis Was a Polar Bear” is included on NPR’s list of The 200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women+. Miller is also a proud member of the Bluenote recording supergroup Artemis. As a side-musician, Miller has been the rhythmic force behind such artists as Natalie Merchant, Brandi Carlile, Ani DiFranco, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Sara Bareilles, and Dr. Lonnie Smith. Her compositions have been commissioned by Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, BioShock, Camille A Brown and Dancers, and Dorrance Dance. In addition to performing clinics at Universities both nationally and internationally, Miller is the Artistic Director of Jazz Camp West and holds faculty positions at The New School, Stanford University, JEN, Carnegie Hall, and Centrum. She endorses Yamaha drums, Zildjian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks, Evans drumheads, and Sunhouse sensory percussion.