Joseph Miller

Joseph Miller

Trumpet

Joseph Miller is one of the most asked-for trumpet players in Northeast Ohio. His searing sound, joyful approach and high-energy solo work can be heard in all kinds of music and in all kinds of situations, from bashing funk rock to straight up classical... and fortunately for Joe, Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. Classically and jazzily trained, Joe has toured and performed extensively with all sorts of international, regional, and local artists. Joe currently holds the lead trumpet chair at Playhouse Square and has played for too many nationally touring Broadway shows to mention. Joe has also toured internationally with the grammy-nominated Acide Jazz group, LIquid Soul, and also with Bobby Caldwell. Joe has played lead and solo trumpet for Aretha Franklin, La India, Tony Vega, Tony Bennett, Frankie Valli, Barry Manilow, The Funk Brothers and many others. He has also been a featured soloist with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra. His recording credits are many and varied, including Grammy-nominated recordings with Doug Johns, Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, the Jack Schantz Jazz Unit, Paul Ferguson's Jazz Orchestra, Sammy DeLeon, the late Gerald Levert, Impacto Neuvo, First Light and many more. Joe has been a member of the music faculty at Cleveland State University since 2011, specializing in jazz and commercial music. Joe is a proud Cleveland State University alum and former (and forever) student of both Charles Couch and Kenny Davis, and he credits Jack Schantz for helping him learn what it really takes to be a professional musician.