The Second Friday of each month!
Location: Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 S. Evans Street, Greenville, NC 27858
Artistic Director: Carroll V. Dashiell, Jr.
First Set: 7:00pm, Second Set: 8:30pm
Next Concert Date: May 11 - Last concert of this season
Brian E. Miller is a native of Kinston, NC. He developed a strong passion for music at an early age having been first exposed to Gospel melodies at his childhood church home. By the time he graduated from Kinston High School in 1996, he played saxophone, piano, tuba, trumpet, bass clarinet and valve trombone. From there, Brian entered North Carolina Central University to study with Dr. Ira Wiggins. While there, he worked with many notables in the jazz community - including trumpet legend Clark Terry, James Moody, Slide Hampton, Dick Oatts, Grady Tate and Nicholas Payton. Before graduation in 2001, Brian also traveled to Europe and performed at the Montreux and Vienne Jazz Festivals. Brian also performed for President Bill Clinton at the White House twice and recorded his original composition "Desmond Street" with the world-renowned North Carolina Central University Jazz Ensemble.
ABOUT CARROLL V. DASHIELL, JR.
The North Carolina Arts Council, Pitt County Arts Council, Greenville-Pitt Convention & Visitor's Bureau has named Carroll V. Dashiell, Jr. Artistic Director of a new series, The African American Music Series. Carroll Dashiell is a native of Washington, DC. A graduate of Howard University, with citations in Who's Who in Music and Down Beat Magazine, Carroll has been recognized for excellence in the music industry as a bassist, musical director/conductor and also as a composer/arranger. Affectionately known as CVD, he has been involved in academia for more than three decades serving as professor of music at the Saint Mary's College of Maryland, University of the District of Columbia and East Carolina University in North Carolina. CVD is the producer and writer of A Tribute to Motown Records, (a stage show and concert that celebrates some of the African-American's cultural contributions to the music industry, staged in the tradition of the famous touring Motown Review) that is selling out theaters and venues nation-wide. In addition to composing, writing and arranging, CVD is continuing performance as jazz bassist and is very humbled to be the Founder and Director of the Dr. Billy Taylor Jazz Festival, named in honor of his mentor.