Guitarist, vocalist, and Jazz at Lincoln Center board member Steve Miller discusses his first meeting with Wynton Marsalis and how he first got involved with Jazz at Lincoln Center. Come see his shows, entitled "T-Bone Walker: A Bridge From Blues to Jazz," this December 9-10!
Renowned blues-rock guitarist, singer/songwriter, and lifelong jazz fan Steve Miller returns to Jazz at Lincoln Center for an in-depth look at T-Bone Walker. Considered the founding father of electric blues guitar, Walker changed the way blues was played with his unique and extraordinary solo electric guitar performances. Miller learned his first chords at age five from his godfather Les Paul, how to play lead guitar from T-Bone Walker at age nine, and how to perform from some of the best bluesmen in Chicago (including Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, Paul Butterfield, and James Cotton) has incorporated his affinity for the blues into all of his major recordings, and is now working closely with Jazz at Lincoln Center to explore and expand upon authentic blues styles. Joined by blues all-star Jimmie Vaughan, B-3 organist Mike Flanigin, rising star vocalist Brianna Thomas, pianist Shelly Berg, alto saxophonist/clarinetist Patrick Bartley, tenor saxophonist Craig Handy, baritone saxophonist Lauren Sevian, trumpeter Mike Rodriguez, bassist Yasushi Nakamura, and former Earth Wind & Fire drummer Sonny Emory, Miller has chosen music that takes audiences across the bridge from blues to jazz.
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