Fools After Party: SAMMY MILLER AND THE CONGREGATION and MAL MAIZ
Friday, August 2, 9 p.m.
Nectar’s, doors open at 8:30 p.m.
Signal Kitchen + Festival Of Fools Present: Sammy Miller and The Congregation and Mal Maiz [Festival Of Fools After Party] at Nectar’s
*To avoid online fees, purchase tickets at Pure Pop Records in downtown Burlington, VT*
Sammy Miller and The Congregation are on a mission to put the generosity back into jazz and bring art back to the people.
We play joyful jazz — music that feels good. It is a style that entertains, enriches, but most of all uplifts.
A native of Los Angeles, Grammy®-nominated drummer Sammy Miller has become known for his unique maturity and 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 are focused on sharing the power of community through their music — joyful jazz.
Ars Nova selected The Congregation for the ‘Makers Lab’ in 2017 to produce their original theater jazz show, “Great Awakening.” While independently the band members have performed and recorded with notable artists including Wynton Marsalis, Iron and Wine, and Jason Mraz at venues including the White House, Lincoln Center and the Hollywood Bowl, they have opted to stick together to spread joy throughout the world.
Then get ready for Mal Maiz! Costa Rican Brujo Maiz Vargas Sandoval and his Afro-Latino Orchestra are a hot East Coast Dance Band with both a traditional and modern flair.
Based out of Burlington, Mal Maiz blends traditional cumbia, latin, reggae, and afro-carribean sounds. The band is featuring John Thompson-Figuroa, Mike Hartigan, Colin Henkel, Graham Thompson & more.
Come prepared to move and groove!