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.

Read more
...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

4 Photos

Discography

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Buy it!