About Joe Miller
From Jazz to R&B to Broadway to Rock to Hip Hop, Joe is one of the most sought-after trumpet players in the Northeast Ohio area. Trained in classical as well as jazz, he has toured and performed extensively with international, regional and local artists. Mr. Miller was a member of the Grammy-nominated Acid/Groove Jazz group, Liquid Soul, playing around the world. His recording credits are many and varied, including Kenny Anderson, Doug Johns, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, The Jack Schantz Jazz Unit, Paul Ferguson’s Jazz Orchestra, Sammy DeLeon, and the late Gerald Levert.
Joe has toured with Bobby Caldwell and Liquid Soul and has played lead and solo trumpet for Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett, Frankie Valli, Barry Manilow, The Funk Brothers and many others. He has also been a featured soloist with The Contemporary Youth Orchestra. A Cleveland State University alum and former student of Charles Couch and Kenny Davis, Joe currently holds the lead trumpet chair at Playhouse Square, playing many nationally touring Broadway shows. He is also a featured performer and soloist with the Bill Ransom Quintet, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Paul Ferguson’s Jazz Orchestra, Sammy Deleon’s Orquestra and he fronts Sammy’s Latin Jazz group as well as leading his own groups.
Joe has been a member of the Applied Music Faculty at Cleveland State University since 2011, specializing in Jazz and Commercial music. He also teaches privately.