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Sue Miller – Cuban Flute Improviser, Writer & Academic

New Music Track from Trombanga’s Gig at Instituto Cervantes

Here’s an on- stage live recording from my Edirol recorder of me and Jack soloing together at our Instituto Cervantes gig in Manchester on 29 February

Estrellas Cubanas perform Amalia Batista

Estrellas Cubanas performed the Danzon Amalia Batista by Rodrigo Prats at the Danzon Festival in Havana in 2007 – do contact me if you’re interested in promoting an exchange project between Estrellas Cubanas and Charanga del Norte.

New York SOB Gig June 1st

Charanga Soleil invited me to play SOB’s After-Work Salsa Groove on Friday, June 1, 2012.

Performing were: Cathy Lopez and Goussy Celestin (lead vocals); Hadar Noiberg (flute, vocals, musical director); Lewis Kahn (violin, trombone); Junior Rivera (tres, vocals); William Ash (bass); Sergio Rivera (piano); John Berdeguer (percussion, vocals) and Diego Lopez (drums, timbales).

As an extra-special treat, the band was joined by the exceptional flutist SUE MILLER bandleader of Charanga del Norte out of Leeds, England!

Hola Cuba! Free Concert at the University of Leeds on Friday 20 April at 6pm

Free Cuban Music concert by students from the School of Music at The Clothworkers Centenary Hall,the University of Leeds 6pm (refreshments from 5.30pm). A Cuban Music Big Band plus a charanga line-up and son band directed by Sue Miller perform the dance styles son, son montuno, descarga (jam session) , pachanga, danzon and chachacha.

Video of Charanga de Oro performing Almendra

Check out El Ruso’s piano solo on this performance of Almendra by Charanga de Oro in Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

Trombanga del Norte gig Manchester 29 February

Instituto Cervantes, Manchester @Instituto Cervantes, Manchester 6.30pm Talk plus gig FREE EVENT

Charanga del Norte gig 25 January Manchester, Instituto Cervantes

I’m giving a talk and then Charanga del Norte perform at Instituto Cervantes in Manchester on Wednesday 25 January 6.30pm. Check out their website for further details

Trombanga Gigs

Dr Charanga Presents Trombanga

@Halifax Square Chapel Thursday 10 November, Saltaire 10 February 2012 and Instituto Cervantes, Manchester 29 February 2012

Trombanga

In 2007 Sue Miller was invited to New York by Eddy Zervigón (the bandleader and flute player of Orquesta Broadway) to perform with him at the annual Mamoncillo Festival. Before taking to the stage Sue saw Eddy play with Manny Oquendo’s Conjunto Libre and was impressed by his soloing against a five-strong trombone section. Always a fan of Eddie Palmieri’s trombone and flute-led Salsa band ‘La Perfecta’ Sue decided to set up something similar here in the UK inspired by the two Eddys. The band features Cuban bass monster Ivan Pavon Martinez, the Peace Artist’s Vicki Beere and Casa Latina veterans on trombones plus musicians from the Charanga del Norte stable such as Ana-Luisa Muñoz del Valle on vocals, Simon Siddol on piano and rising young stars of the salsa scene Jack McCarthy on timbales and Helen Curtis on congas.

My Postgraduate Jazz Recital LCM in 1994 (piano): Hackensack by Thelonius Monk

My tribute to Thelonius Monk at LCM in 1994