Troy Miller
Conductor / Drums / Composer / Director / Producer

‘A formidable force in gestation’ (The Guardian)

Contacts

Moema Parrott +44 (0)20 3725 9136
Chiara Beebe +44 (0)20 3725 9136

Biography

Troy Miller is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, conductor and producer; a rare talent whose artistry transcends the confines of genre. He has worked as producer on albums with Jamie Cullum (Island Records), Laura Mvula (Sony) and Gregory Porter (Blue Note) while his conducting roles have taken him to the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia and BBC Concert orchestras among others. Troy studied at the Guildhall School of music where he is now a visiting professor. In his early career Troy started as a drummer, performing and recording with the likes of American vibes legend Roy Ayers, Don Blackman, Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson. Highlights of Troy’s collaborations include: Adele, Lu Lu, Chaka Khan, Cliff Richard, Macy Gray, Branford Marsalis, Kyle Eastwood, Gary Bartz, Lonnie Liston Smith, Daniel Merriweather, Suggs, Gloria Gaynor, Grace Jones, Sister Sledge, Q-Tip, Donna Summer and Mark Turner. Troy has been a Yamaha and Sabian artist for nearly 10 years and has performed many masterclasses on their behalf.  

Troy Miller is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, conductor and producer; a rare talent whose artistry transcends the confines of genre. He has worked as producer on albums with Jamie Cullum (Island Records), Laura Mvula (Sony) and Gregory Porter (Blue Note) while his conducting roles have taken him to the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia and BBC Concert orchestras among others. Troy studied at the Guildhall School of music where he is now a visiting professor. In his early career Troy started as a drummer, performing and recording with the likes of American vibes legend Roy Ayers, Don Blackman, Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson. Highlights of Troy’s collaborations include: Adele, Lu Lu, Chaka Khan, Cliff Richard, Macy Gray, Branford Marsalis, Kyle Eastwood, Gary Bartz, Lonnie Liston Smith, Daniel Merriweather, Suggs, Gloria Gaynor, Grace Jones, Sister Sledge, Q-Tip, Donna Summer and Mark Turner. Troy has been a Yamaha and Sabian artist for nearly 10 years and has performed many masterclasses on their behalf.  

PRODUCER & WRITER 

As a prolific and talented producer and Ivor Novello award winning writer Troy has produced albums including Laura Mvula’s The Dreaming Room, Grammy Award winning Gregory Porter’s More Liquid Spirit, Rebecca Ferguson’s Superwoman & Lady Sings The Blues and Becca Stevens’ Regina. He also produced tracks from Newton Faulkner’s Hit The Ground Running and worked on John Newman's record Tribute which has sold over 1.3 million copies in the UK. He has just finished producing Jamie Cullum’s latest album due for release on Island Records as well as a track with Gregory Porter for the Andrew Lloyd Webber 70th anniversary album for Polydor. Troy also collaborated on JP Coopers album Raised Under Grey Skies in 2017. Troy is currently working on music for a solo album. 

ORCHESTRAL PROJECTS 

Troy has worked with orchestras including the London Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Concert Orchestra, and returned to conduct the London Symphony Orchestra in 2017 in a concert of his own arrangements of Laura Mvula’s studio albums for Symphony Orchestra to a sold out Barbican. 

Troy’s unique skillset and collaborations have led to many exciting orchestral projects across diverse artists and genres. Existing concert programmes include shows with singers such as Laura Mvula and Gregory Porter (premieres with Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra, May 2018); and an evening of Gershwin including star vocalists like Laura, Gregory, Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens. Upcoming highlights include Troy conducting the London Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra at the Concertgebouw. 

Contacts

Moema Parrott +44 (0)20 3725 9136
Chiara Beebe +44 (0)20 3725 9136

Reviews

"Framed by Miller's clever arrangements - rousing strings, dynamic percussion, moments of quiet lushness - and underscored by her 5-piece band, Mvula's voice mesmerised and often astounded." (*****Evening Standard, July 2017)

‘Miller has truly arrived. His music raises the bar for melodic ingenuity and good old-fashioned rhythmic excitement’ (Evening Standard)

“He’s very knowledgeable about the direction for the music …it’s a pleasure to work with him” (Gregory Porter)

"Framed by Miller's clever arrangements - rousing strings, dynamic percussion, moments of quiet lushness - and underscored by her 5-piece band, Mvula's voice mesmerised and often astounded."(*****Evening Standard, July 2017)

‘Miller has truly arrived. His music raises the bar for melodic ingenuity and good old-fashioned rhythmic excitement’ (Evening Standard)

“He’s very knowledgeable about the direction for the music …it’s a pleasure to work with him” (Gregory Porter)