The JiMiller Band

The JiMiller Band is a five member band that for the last 15 years has played some of the best new music in the Midwest, with Jim's resonating vocals and jazz/rock-infused lead guitar, Mike Miller, Jim's son, plays incredible guitar, Dave Blackerby on bass, Steve "Nev" Scheff on keyboards and Brian "Bagel" Golenberg on drums. The JiMiller Band blends together blues, country, Cajun, old rock 'n' roll, jazz and bluegrass into a musical Americana that is both fresh and timeless in their everlasting sets. However, the band is best known for its freeform improvisation rock that was made famous by The Grateful Dead, Phish, and the Allman Brothers. Their CDs include Rock & Roll Always Do, Crooked River Groove, Family Roots (a Live Double Album), and In Trance It (2 CDs: One Live, One Studio).

Their lead man Jim Miller has been playing music for most of his life and was the former frontman of the band Oroboros, a Starwood favorite, orchestrating their 18-year odyssey on the road. They opened for the 1994 H.O.R.D.E. Festival, the 1996 Further Festival, The Kinks, Hot Tuna, Santana, Richard Thompson, Robert Hunter and members of the Grateful Dead just to name a few. He has also had the privilege of sharing the stage and jamming with Blues Traveler, Sheryl Crow, The Allman Brothers, Hot Tuna and the legendary John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service. In 1994 Jim opened for Phish at the Agora.

The JiMiller Band played the 10,000 Lakes Festival in 2004 with String Cheese and Galactic. They opened for Bruce Hornsby, and during the summer 2005 & 2006 they opened for Little Feat at Cleveland's House of Blues. They also opened for Rusted Root on Memorial Day weekend 2007 at Tower City Amphitheater and again to a sold out crowd on NYE 2007 @ House of Blues, Cleveland. For the summers of 2009-2011, the band kicked off the season at Nelsons Ledges for Early Bird Fest. On Labor Day 2010, Jim opened for the Rhythm Devils with Mickey Hart and Bill Kruetzman from The Dead. Jim also throws his own music festival each summer at Nelson Ledges called Lazy Daisy, focusing on the music of The Grateful Dead all weekend.

















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