Avant-garde Music & Multimedia in the Pacific Northwest

Lisa Cay Miller
Improvising pianist & composer who conveys the spirit of jazz without reiterating its stylistic clichés
— from http://www.nowsociety.org/news/now-welcomes-lisa-cay-miller-managing-artistic-director:

“If the new improvisational movement means to convey the spirit of jazz without reiterating its stylistic clichés, then Vancouver-based pianist Lisa Miller deserves to be considered one of its leading lights.” - J.D. Considine, The Globe and Mail

Her compositions have been performed in Belgium, the Netherlands, Canada, the United States, Brazil and Japan. 
Lisa has written for orchestra, chamber ensembles, big bands, Western and Eastern instruments, multi-media installations, film and dance. 
She has produced shows from DIY small stages to concert halls. Miller has performed with some of the best improvisers on the planet, locally and internationally.

"I’m incredibly excited to have Lisa Cay Miller join the New Orchestra Workshop team. She brings her skills as an improviser, composer and educator, as well as a tremendous drive to build community and audience. 
Lisa is a dynamic addition to our organization, " says Coat Cooke, Artistic Director.

— from https://www.musiccentre.ca/node/37896/biography:

“Miller is one to watch.” - Signal to Noise

Lisa Miller’s compositions have been premiered by de Bijloke ensemble (Ghent, Belgium) the Tetzepi Bigtet (Amsterdam), mmm… (Tokyo), the Quatuor Bozzini (for the National Film Board of Canada with director Marv Newland, Montreal), Vancouver New Music, Standing Wave, Turning Point Ensemble, The Vancouver Chinese Instrumental Music Society (Vancouver), and the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra,The Left Coast Ensemble and Earplay (San Francisco). Miller has directed workshops (for the Now Orchestra and the Vancouver International Jazz Festival) and produced concerts and multi media installations (Vancouver New Music, Costal Jazz and Blues Society, Circus Maximus, Western Front Society). New commissions will be premiered in 2013 by Pianorquestra (Brazil), Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa (piano) and François Houle and Jane Hayes (clarinet and piano, Vancouver).

Lisa Miller has performed with international artists Audrey Chen, Nicole Mitchell, Butch Morris, John Zorn, Ig Henneman, Wilbert de Joode, Anne La Berge, Michael Moore, Jean Yves Evrard,Jaochim Badenhorst, Eyvind Kang and Jessika Kenney, and in Vancouver with Dylan van der Schyff, Peggy Lee, Jesse Zubot, François Houle, Ron Samworth, the NOW Orchestra, Orquestra Futura and ion zoo. Her CDs, The lisa miller octet; Sleep Furiously, Q, waterwall and The lisa miller trio; open have received rave international reviews.

— from https://www.straight.com/music/pianist-lisa-cay-miller-embodies-different-two-worlds:

There’s another dimension to the estuary idea, which is that Miller herself embodies two different worlds. Her bio on the Canadian Music Centre’s website lists her as Dr. Lisa Cay Miller; she’s the proud owner of a doctorate in composition from UBC. Yet she often refers to herself as a jazz pianist, fully in the tradition of Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, and McCoy Tyner.