Natasha Miller

Natasha Miller

BandJazz

A breath of fresh air; crisp, cool and confidant, Natasha Miller conjures the most beautiful palette of sound and expertly engages her audiences.

Biography

Natasha Miller discovered a gold mine. Actually, the gold mine discovered her. Miller was giving an interview on KCSM Jazz 91 in the Bay Area promoting one of her many concerts. Little did she know that listening that day was songwriter Bobby Sharp. Known for his hit song "Unchain My Heart", made famous in 1961 and a Top Ten Hit by Ray Charles, Sharp was blown away by Natasha's voice. After hearing her on the radio, he figured Natasha would appreciate his songs, so he sent them to her. When she opened the package of his songs, including never-before-heard gems, she knew she had discovered a long lost treasure of the most beautiful jazz ballads - lyrically masterful, melodically exquisite, and harmonically alluring.

"I Had a Feelin'", Miller's third album, is a tribute to the songbook of Bobby Sharp. Natasha glows on the album recorded with Mr. Sharp standing at her side. Produced by Miller, along with her bassist/recording engineer Jon Evans (who tours with Tori Amos), the album is a timeless document of songs and music and solidifies the interpretive powers of Miller and the songwriting legend of Sharp.

Natasha's influences range from Beethoven, Rickie-Lee Jones, Natalie Cole, to Shawn Colvin, Isaac Stern, and Frederica von Stade. She loves Buckshot Le Funk (Branford Marsalis), The Police, and Sting. Very much. Regina Carter, The Brubeck Brothers, Rhiannon, and the Playtonics are her favorite live performers.

She has a steller band, beautiful stage presence, and a classical music background that comes through with her control and verve for the compositions she performs effortlessly.

Discography

I Had a Feelin' (PR003) 2004 tracks on Jazz Stations nation-wide

Talk To Me Nice (PR002) 2002
Her Life (PR001) 2002

All available on music down-load sites including Rhapsody, iTunes, Napster, etc.

Set List

* All repertoire from "I Had a Feelin"
* Jazz Standards
* Some covers in jazz style