Allison Miller (drummer)

Allison Miller is an American, New York City-based drummer, composer, and teacher. She has recorded five albums as a bandleader: 5 AM Stroll, Boom Tic Boom, No Morphine-No Lilies, Live at Willisau, and Otis Was a Polar Bear, as well as working as a session musician. Her work with bands has included forming the band Honey Ear Trio with Rene Hart and Erik Lawrence, Holler and Bam with Toshi Reagon, and her own band, Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom.[1]

Allison Miller
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Background information
OriginNew York City
Genresjazz, folk, rock, pop
Allison Miller at Reykjavík Jazz Festival, Iceland 2015

Miller has performed with songwriting vocalists Ani DiFranco, Natalie Merchant, and Erin McKeown, and toured with avant-garde saxophonist Marty Ehrlich and organist Doctor Lonnie Smith and folk-rock singer Brandi Carlile.[2] [3][4]


  • 5am Stroll (Foxhaven Records) (2005)
  • At The End of The Day, Agrazing Maze (Foxhaven Records) 2006
  • Boom Tic Boom (Foxhaven Records) (2010)
  • Boom Tic Boom: Live at Wilisau (Foxhaven Records) (2012)
  • No Morphine No Lilies featuring Boom Tic Boom (The Royal Potato Family) (2013)
  • Otis Was a Polar Bear featuring Boom Tic Boom (The Royal Potato Family) (2016)
  • Science Fair with Carmen Staaf (Sunnyside Records) (2018)
  • Glitter Wolf featuring Boom Tic Boom (The Royal Potato Family) (2019)

Other projectsEdit

  • Steampunk Serenade - Honey Ear Trio (Miller, Rene Hart, Erik Lawrence) (2011)
  • Swivel - Honey Ear Trio (2016)
  • Lean - Lean (Miller, Jerome Sabbagh, Simon Jermyn) (2016)
  • Parlour Game - Parlour Game (Jenny Scheinman, Miller, Carmen Staaf, Tony Scherr) (Royal Potato Family, 2019)

As side musicianEdit

  • No Walls - Virginia Mayhew (2000)
  • Phantoms - Virginia Mayhew (2003)
  • At The End of The Day - Agrazing Maze (2005)
  • Heart and Soul Live in San Francisco - Kitty Margolis (2005)
  • Tiny Resistors - Todd Sickafoose (2008)
  • Jungle Soul - Dr. Lonnie Smith (2008)
  • Red Letter Year - Ani Difranco (2008)
  • Bear Creek - Brandi Carlile (2012)
  • ¿Which Side Are You On? - Ani Difranco (2012)
  • The Stars Look Very Different Tonight - Ben Allison (2013)
  • Last Things Last - Greg Cordez (2017)


  1. ^ Zigman, Joelle. "Interview with Celebrity Drummer Allison Miller". Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Allison Miller @ All About Jazz". All About Jazz. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Who the F Is … Drummer Allison Miller?". 2014-02-12. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  4. ^ "Jazz drummer Allison Miller speaks her mind". The Mercury News. 2013-04-05. Retrieved 2017-11-05.

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