Sammy Miller and The Congregation has dropped a music video for “It Gets Better,” the latest single from their album Leaving Egypt. In celebration of this debut, they will be embarking on an 18-city, cross-country tour. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased HERE.
The nine piece ensemble was formed in 2014 at The Juilliard School in New York City, where members were students at the time. Starting off they played at various venues around NYC that typically did not host jazz ensembles. Their fan base was built around the van touring life modeled after rock bands, while dazzling listeners with a reconceptualized type of jazz.
“This is us, I’m proud of it, and I’m eager to embark on our mission to bring joy to people’s lives through music, ” Sammy Miller, founding member of the group, said of the debut album.Sammy Miller and The Congregation
The band lineup includes Sammy Miller, drums and vocals; Sam Crittenden, trombone; Ben Flocks, tenor sax; Sammy’s sister Molly Miller on guitar; Alphonso Horne, trumpet; Corbin Jones, bass and tuba; and David Linard, piano.
Feb. 12 – California Center for the Arts – Escondido, CA
Feb. 13 – Campbell Hall – Santa Barbara, CA
Feb. 16 – Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 21 – Sweetwater – Mill Valley, CA
Feb. 22 – Oshman Family JCC – Palo Alto, CA
Feb. 23 – The Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts – Sacramento, CA
Feb. 28 – Dubai Jazz Festival – Dubai, UAE
March 24 – Vinyl – Atlanta, GA
March 25 – Isis Music Hall – Asheville, NC
March 26 – Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC
March 27 – Tin Pan – Richmond, VA
March 28 – Songbyrd – Washington, DC
March 29 – Sellersville Theater – Sellersville, PA
March 31 – The Red Room at Cafe 939 – Boston, MA
May 1 – Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts – Fond du Lac, WI
May 2 – Door County Brewing Co. Music Hall – Baileys Harbor, WI
May 3 – Dakota – Minneapolis, MN
June 27-28 – Jazz Aspen Snowmass – Aspen, CO