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John Miller


John Miller

John Miller was born in Hampton, VA and began his career as principal double bassist with the Sarasota Orchestra in 1993. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from James Madison University and a Master's degree in Music from the Peabody Conservatory. Before coming to Sarasota, he was a Fellow of the renowned New World Symphony. John is known to Sarasota audiences as the smilingly serious bassist whose good looks and charm seem even taller than his bass fiddle. But, in addition to his musicianship and charisma, he is very much a family man who loves golf, fishing, running, and most of all, spending time with his family.

According to his bio with the Sarasota Orchestra, his dream is to "raise happy, healthy, well-adjusted kids." He also has his own jazz combo which is heard in many venues in and surrounding Sarasota. For someone who wanted to be a rock star, John is one of our more serious and dedicated musicians. Our SILL audience can look forward to hearing how this virtuoso bass player merges his family life with that of a busy working musician-in both talk and performance.