Mark Miller

Special guest

Mark Miller is Chair of the Music Program at Naropa University, the first Buddhist inspired institution of higher learning accredited in the United States. A Zen practitioner since 1993, his musical interests lie at the intersection of improvisation and mindfulness—playing everything from New Age to Avant-Garde Jazz. He has performed and recorded with a wide variety of improvising artists including legendary jazz pianist Art Lande, Paul McCandless, David Darling, Tuck and Patti, Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai, Tibetan flutist Nawang Khechog, and Butoh artist Katsura Kan. He has contributed to numerous recordings both as a leader and sideman including the album Illumination (with pianist Peter Kater), nominated for a Grammy Award in 2013. Specializing in flute and saxophone, Mark is also a longtime student of the shakuhachi, the Japanese bamboo flute associated with Zen Buddhism. Mark Miller holds an M.F.A. degree in jazz performance from California Institute of the Arts.

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