Sammy Miller & the Congregation


Sammy Miller & the Congregation

Miss Lavelle White, Aaron Stephens

Sun · February 25, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

Sammy Miller & the Congregation
Sammy Miller & the Congregation
Sammy Miller and The Congregation are on a mission to put the generosity back into jazz and bring art back to the people.

A native of Los Angeles, Grammy® nominated drummer Sammy Miller has become known for his relentless focus on making music that feels good as a drummer, singer, and bandleader. Upon completing his Master’s at The Juilliard School, Sammy formed his ensemble, The Congregation. As a band, they share the power of community through their music—joyful jazz.

Award winning theatre incubator, Ars Nova selected The Congregation for the ‘Makers Lab’ in 2017 to develop their genre-bending show, “Great Awakening.” While independently the band members have performed and recorded with notable artists including Wynton Marsalis, Lady Gaga, and Queen Latifah at venues including the White House, Lincoln Center and the Hollywood Bowl, they have opted to stick together to spread joy throughout the world.
Miss Lavelle White - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Miss Lavelle White
BB King helped launch her career when he took her on the road with him. Since then, she's played with James Brown, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, countless greats. Miss Lavelle is an inductee in the Texas Music Hall of Fame.

A consummate entertainer, she inspires her audience as she swirls them up in funk, blues and soul rhythms. Her band includes some of Austin's finest musicians including Appa Perry, Matt Farrell, George Rarey and Paul Buddha Mills.
Aaron Stephens - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Aaron Stephens
Born in Illinois and raised in South Texas. 25-year old Aaron Stephens' debut album Hard Times, Straight Lines garnered interest immediately, landing at #9 on Lone Star Music Magazine's Top 10 Americana Albums of 2014 amongst names such as Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell. While certainly comfortable performing blues and funk, Stephens' real strength is soul-laden rootsy pop, a crowd-pleasing, genre-bending sound filtered from his many influences, from Stevie Wonder to John Mayer, and Otis Redding to Derek Trucks. Aaron has multiple formats in which he can perform - acoustic solo, duo, or band, and full band trio up to a 6-piece with horns and keys.
Venue Information:
305 E 5th Street
Austin, TX, 78701