Below is a sample of projects with many esteemed collaborators that have been crafted and honed to present at the highest level. We'd love to bring these shows to your local performing arts center! Contact us for information, booking or collaboration on grant applications.
Sam Miltich and Friends present "The Improvised Life: Exploring Intersections of Mental Health & Creativity through Jazz," a program highlighting cultural contributions of famous artists with mental illness (e.g. Thelonious Monk) and inspiring hope through Sam's own story and original compositions. Full Description.
In November of 2014 Charmin and Sam were asked to perform as a duo for the fundraising cabaret event held by the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. They had never performed a formal duo act together, but as soon as the first chords were played and melody sung, there was a mutual recognition of the musical chemistry that was created between two of them when asked to both feel complete musical responsibility and vulnerability that occurs when playing in a duo format. Full Description.
Sam's fluid and instinctive sound has graced hundreds of stages, from small towns on the Iron Range to New York's Lincoln Center. In addition to gypsy swing and traditional jazz Sam's musical interests include Brazilian choro, French musette, Eastern European tamburitza, and other forms of traditional folk music. Full Description
The Clearwater Hot Club is a dedicated to preserving the repertoire and instrumentation of the Jazz Manouche style pioneered by Manouche Roma jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Much of the repertoire played in this group are songs either performed or written by Django Reinhardt, though other styles of music such as French Musette, Brazilian choro, and Eastern European folk music are interpreted through the musical lens and technique of the Jazz Manouche style. In recent years Sam Miltich has written original works of music in the jazz manouche style, giving credence to the roots and traditions of the music while bringing a fresh new voice to it. Full Description
Over the last few years, Northern Minnesota jazz guitarists, Briand Morrison and Sam Miltich, have embarked on a creative journey exploring the music of some of the finest jazz guitarists who ever lived. When Miltich and Morrison met, there was an immediate musical connection between them. Their guitar styles, though different, seemed to blend perfectly, combining emotions both fierce and driving as well as gentle and contemplative.