This all-star group lead by Brad Miller featuring drummer phenom Blaque Dynamite aka Mike Mitchell (Erykah Badu, Thundercat, Stanley Clarke) and Pedal Steel master Roosevelt Collier EXPLODES in a distinctive fusion of jazz, classical, hip-hop, soul, rock, dance and electronica flowing from the unique skills of each member.
About the band: Brad Miller is an Acoustic/Electric bassist, composer and producer (Brooklyn/NYC Based) making huge strides in today's music scene. Brad was born March 11,1994 in Manhattan NY. He has been featured on Scott's Bass Lesson's, Downbeat Magazine and other major outlets. His projects have performed in different continents around the world and has held residencies at esteemed clubs such as 55 Bar, Blue Note, Black Cat SF, Nublu and more.
Brad's early upbringing on bass started at the young age of 7 in South Florida. By his teens, he was touring and recording with musicians such as Grammy Winner Jon Secada, Jaco Pastorius alumni Othello Molineaux, Randy Bernsen, Ira Sullivan, Julius Pastorius, Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Jonathan Joseph (Jeff Beck), Martin Bejerano, Brian Lynch, The Platters, The Tokens, The Mystics, The Chiffons, Jacob Jeffries Band, Melton Mustafa Sr., Brian Lynch, Negroni's Trio, Terrell Stafford, Mike Gerber, Lenny Pickett, Mark Hudson, Turk Mauro, Duffy Jackson, Pauly Cohen and more.
Currently, Brad has been performing/recording actively around NYC and abroad with Oz Noy, Adam Rogers, BIGYUKI, Thomas Pridgen, Blaque Dynamite AKA Mike Mitchell, Charles Altura, Doobie Powell, Ari Hoenig, James Francies, JD Beck, Evan Marien(EMAR), Sean Wayland, David Binney, Sean Rickman, Patrick Bartley Jr., Jahari Stampley, Chris Fishman, Jonathan Blake, Obed Calvaire, Fabian Almazan, Roosevelt Collier, Shariq Tucker, Dan Weiss, Jason Lindner, Ben Eunson, J-Music Ensemble, Maya Kronfeld, Ignacio Berroa, Frank Moka, Brandon "Taz" Niederauer, Jonathan Mones and more.
Brad's projects regularly perform at the legendary 55 bar in West Village NY and Black Cat in San Francisco. He has played at venues such as Nublu, Brooklyn Bowl, Blue Note Jazz Club, Rockwood Music Hall, B.B. Kings Blues Club, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center, Bar Next Door, The Bitter-End, Club Bonafide, Smalls Jazz Club, SOB's, Shapeshifter Lab, Smoke Jazz, Ginny's Supper Club, The Groove, Black Cat SF, Dunedin Brewery, and more.
Brad is currently endorsed by Moollon Instruments, La Bella Strings, Serek Basses and Epifani amps.
Roosevelt Collier is an acclaimed pedal steel guitar player from Miami, Florida mixing different styles of blues, rock, soul, funk and gospel.
Blaque Dynamite, also known as Mike Mitchell, is a force of nature on the drums. Layering his influences into a genre-defying sound, traces of the familiar serve as a gateway into his complex sonic universe. He's collaborated with artists like Stanley Clarke, Herbie Hancock, and Erykah Badu.
"...a Jazz Drumming Prodigy...he is a powerhouse behind the kit!" - The Dallas Observer
"A musician who acknowledges the pioneers of jazz while challenging the idea of what the genre is and can be.” - Okay Player
"Mike Mitchell’s drumming is deadly and deep, yet inextricably entwined with the album’s intense production.” - Modern Drummer
"Mike Mitchell is the definition of drum chops, and he can go from zero to 60 in the blink of an eye." - Drum Magazine
• Currently has over 51,100 followers on Instagram.
Blaque Dynamite, a.k.a. Mike Mitchell, has given validity to the cliche that age is nothing more than a number. He began drumming at age 2, played in his first live recording session at the ripe young age of 7, and had acquired a roster of drum company endorsements by the time he turned 11 years old.
Young Dynamite gained his early development and exposure to music in a church setting. At an early age, he began to create his own music which in turn fueled his relentless passion and respect for the drums. Inevitably, he had become very interested in the pursuit of expanding his knowledge of music and honing his craft. At twelve, he embarked upon the study of music theory. At fourteen, he found himself in the hallways of the renowned Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas in 2009. The school also fostered the amazing talents of Norah Jones, Erykah Badu, and the late Roy Hargrove. Simultaneously, Dynamite took full advantage of attending workshops, master classes, and clinics at colleges and universities all over the country during the summer breaks between tours.
Being gifted to play all genres, Dynamite has been the recipient of a host of accolades and prestigious awards. He has received 14 DownBeat Music Awards and his impressive performance credits include Grammy award-winning artists Christian McBride, Erykah Badu, Thundercat, Michael McDonald, Bob Mintzer, Chrisette Michele, Kamasi Washington, and the legendary Clark Sisters. In 2012, he was selected to perform on a global stage at the inaugural International Jazz Day Celebration with one of the most influential artist of all time, the iconic Herbie Hancock. Shortly after, Dynamite was reigning the drum throne for the living legend, virtuoso bassist, composer, Stanley Clarke. Then, he graduated high school! (Class of 2013.)
Fast forwarding, the Grammy nominated artist Blaque Dynamite has toured five of the seven continents of the world. In 2015, he released his debut album entitled "WiFi" with Dallas-bred band, Raché. His collaborations with artists such as Christian Scott, Derrick Hodge, Doobie Powell, Kierra Sheard, Willow Smith, Talib Kweli, and Jon Bap have been the catalyst in the making of a new band leader.
On April 10th, 2020, Blaque Dynamite released his third album, “Time Out” on Dolfin Records, an independent record label out of Dallas.
https://youtu.be/ukHdEIvUH5s (Brad Miller, Adam Rogers, BIGYUKI, Shariq Tucker Live in NYC)
https://youtu.be/CwwVxhs3lX8 Blaque Dynamite VF Jams live
https://youtu.be/P8jyKnLLXPc Roosevelt Collier
Additional videos: https://youtu.be/dWGepNZjV40 (Brad Miller feat on Scott’s Bass Lessons)
https://youtu.be/83VgEehRBAs (Brad Miller live at 55)
Ticket prices: $30.00 General Admission; $25.00 Student/Military with ID