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Duncan Millar

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: April 1, 1965    

Duncan Millar

Duncan's music has been called “a rarity: Smooth-Jazz with soul”. Duncan's no stranger to Soul music having played as a session-musician with UK soul-star Geno Washington and artists on Paul Weller's Respond label, but, as a Berklee grad raised on Oscar Peterson and Herbie Hancock, his musical soul was always really in Jazz.

Arriving back in London, his next musical foray was in a pop duo (Blue Mercedes), an unexpected move maybe, but it produced a five-week #1 U.S. Dance Hit. Later, as a producer, he had further club-hits, including, under the name Exoterix, the first-ever release on hip EMI dance label Positiva, and worked with many different acts including an embryonic Down To The Bone. ...
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Awards

MOBO awards nominee as Best UK Jazz Act
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    Fresh Air

    Warmday Records
    2013
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    Comin Thru'

    Warmday Records
    2001
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    Dream Your Dream

    Warmday Records
    1998

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Featured recording “Fresh Air”

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Fresh Air

(2013)

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...pianist and composer Duncan Millar plays with an open, bright sound and fleet feel evoking the greats-from Oscar Peterson to Herbie Hancock..... an instrumental Al Jarreau-laid-back, warm, and often irresistible. A magic reminiscent of Steely Dan comes across in the keyboardist's lithe, feather- touch work... —Jazz Times

Once the flute and that electric piano start trading moves, I'm hooked, - oh, this is lovely! —Smooth and Soul

Millar's created a rarity: a smooth jazz album with soul. - —- Corpus Christi Caller Times

Primary Instrument:Piano

Location:London, England

Willing to teach:Beginners

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