For Immediate Release
January 9, 2020
Press Contact: Alison Simcox; 518.523.2512 ext. 1002
Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom Lets The Music Flow
Lake Placid, NY: The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) will present jazz drummer Allison Miller and her band, Boom Tic Boom on Thursday, January 23 at 7:30 PM. Tickets start at $10 and are available by calling the LPCA Box Office at 518.523.2512 or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org.
Miller and her band will perform a new work, In Our Veins: Rivers and Social Change, co-commissioned by the LPCA. In Our Veins is a multimedia suite for chamber jazz ensemble, tap dancer, and video centered around five American rivers (Susquehanna, Delaware, James, Hudson, Schuylkill) and the social and environmental changes they inspired.
In the Adirondacks there are plenty of reminders that our natural surroundings can shape our lives. From the beautiful mountains that frame our commutes, to the many connected lakes and rivers that sometimes flood into our neighborhoods, the landscape has always intertwined with the ways our communities grow and develop over time.
This notion is at the heart of In Our Veins, which considers rivers as the lifeline of America, exploring how many social movements took place around waterways in the 19th and 20th century.
In Our Veins: Rivers and Social Change was commissioned by the Jazz Touring Network, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The co‐commissioning of this project was led by Lake Placid Center for the Arts in partnership with Ars Nova Workshop, Light up the Queen Foundation, Modlin Center for the Arts, and Weis Center for the Arts.
About Allison Miller & Boom Tic Boom
NYC-based drummer/composer/teacher Allison Miller gathers inspiration from a wide array of genres. Coming from the Jazz tradition, she engages her deep roots in improvisation as a vehicle to explore all music. Described by critics as a charismatic and rhythmically propulsive drummer with melodic sensibility, Miller has been named "Rising Star Drummer" and "Top 20 Jazz Drummers" in Downbeat Magazine's acclaimed Critics Poll. Her band, Boom Tic Boom, is a 2014 recipient of Chamber Music America's "Presenter Consortium for Jazz Grant" and is proudly sponsored by Mid- Atlantic Arts Foundation. The performance at LPCA will feature pianist Carmen Staaf, violinist Jenny Scheinman, clarinetist Ben Goldberg, cornet player Kirk Knuffke, bassist Todd Sickafoose, Miller on drums and composition, tap dancer Claudia Rahardjanoto and video designer Todd Winkler.
About the LPCA
Nestled in an Olympic village, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round treasure to residents and visitors of the Adirondacks and is the premier art and cultural hub of the region. Orchestrating quality programming, performances, rotating art exhibitions, and education experiences to residences and visitors alike, the LPCA provides an ensemble of offerings in music, theatre and dance, and supports local, regional and national artists in its Fine Arts Gallery. At the heart of this hub is hands-on learning experiences for children exploring their creativity and adults finding new passions. As a leading organization, the LPCA collaborates with other Adirondack non-profit partners to build, support and cultivate the arts community. Inspiring excellence in the arts for generations, the LPCA continues to thrive today at its unique and captivating Lake Placid campus.