In advance of their 7pm concert Tuesday May 3rd at The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church, members of Allison Miller’s allstar sextet Boom Tic Boom stop by our studios to chat with Steve and Sean on Monday night may 2nd from 9 to 11. The group, features violinist Jenny Scheinman, clarinetist Ben Goldberg and cornetist Kirk Knuffke, all band leaders in their own right. Boom Tic Boom is touring in support of their new CD Otis Was a Polar Bear, which includes original compositions of Allison’s inspired by the birth of her daughter last year.
Allison is an in demand drummer and accomplished composer, working with her own groups for over 10 years as well as dozens of other bands. She also performs with such singer-songwriters as Natalie Merchant, Ani DiFranco and Brandi Carlile. In addition, the Brooklyn-based drummer occasionally plays in the band on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” and is a Jazz Ambassador on behalf of the State Department. The concert is sponsored by WTJU and The Charlottesville Jazz Society.