Brice Miller is a New Orleans jazz trumpeter and cultural humanities specialist. For many years he taught for New Orleans Public Schools, but is presently with Community Affairs at The University of Alabama where he is also an adjunct professor. He is one of the most respected musicians in New Orleans and considered one of the best contemporary jazz trumpeters playing in a style all is own. He has a uniquely distinctive jazz approach influenced by traditional New Orleans trumpeting, brass bands, and hip-hop infused jazz, but also the use of modern electronica and sound manipulation effects. Always in search of new ways to musically express himself. An example is the constant high-demand for his Urban Swing performance, which equates to an exciting DJ’ing trumpeter creating a downbeat-like ambient atmosphere.
As a jazz artist and performer, Miller has enjoyed a phenomenal career as a musician, traveling internationally since age 17. However, he is very humble and prefers to shy away from the spotlight and attention. He has performed at Carnegie Hall on three separate occasions, Kennedy Center, festival throughout Europe including Umbria and North Sea jazz festivals, and Tivoli Gardens in Denmark to name a few. Most recently, he was featured on five episodes of HBO’s series Treme.