Allison Miller, Boom Tic Boom

Contemporary Jazz

Allison Miller

Friday, Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m.
Weis Center

In Our Veins: Rivers and Social Change

NYC-based drummer/composer/teacher 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 has been named "Top 20 Jazz Drummers" in Downbeat Magazine and her composition, Otis Was a Polar Bear, is on NPR’s list of The 200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women. Miller is Monterey Jazz Festival’s 2019 Artist in Residence, alongside bassist/producer Derrick Hodge. She is also the first recipient of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s Commissioning Grant. 

Miller’s band Boom Tic Boom, featuring pianist Myra Melford, violinist Jenny Scheinman, clarinetist Ben Goldberg, cornetist Kirk Knuffke, bassist Todd Sickafoose and Miller on drums and composition, is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary with the release of their 5th album, Glitter Wolf

Boom Tic Boom has been met with critical acclaim receiving 4.5 stars from Downbeat and making "Top 10 Jazz Albums" lists for Downbeat, The LA Times, Jazz Journalists Association and Something Else

Rivers are the lifeline of America, and in the 19th and 20th century, many social movements took place around waterways. “In Our Veins: Rivers and Social Change” is a multimedia suite for chamber jazz ensemble and tap dancer centered around five American rivers (Susquehanna, Delaware, James, Hudson, Schuylkill) and the social and environmental changes they inspired.


Ticket Information

Adults: $20
Seniors 62+ and subscribers: $16
Youth 18 and under: $10
Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2): $10
Bucknell Students (limit 2): FREE! Tickets required. Visit the Campus Box Office or call 570-577-1000.
Non-Bucknell students (limit 2): $10


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This project was commissioned by the Jazz Touring Network, a program of Mid AtlanticArts Foundation with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The co‐commissioning of this project was led by Lake Placid Center for the Arts in partnership with Ars Nova Workshop, Light Up the Queen Foundation, Modlin Center for the Arts, and Weis Center for the Performing Arts

Sponsored, in part, by Karl Voss and Chanin Wendling family

Weis Center for the Performing Arts


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