Sunday, March 8, 2015

Delmarvalous Dolls

The Delmarvalous Dolls will perform music from the 1940s at The Island Theater in Chincoteague, VA on Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 pm.

The show features songs from The Andrews Sisters as well as Big Band Swing for dancing. Three of the area’s finest Jazz singers will combine their remarkable talents for this show: Pam Miller, Rhonda Apple & Ev Cook.

They’ll be accompanied by Wilmington native David Zipse on the piano. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory of Music. David performed on the road for years, working with many bands, and was musical director for more than 70 shows. He starred in “Gershwin, By George” at the Riverfront Arts Center in Wilmington, where he won rave reviews for his rousing rendition of “Rhapsody in Blue”.

Rounding out the band will be Dave Gladding on drums, and Jim Miller on trumpet.

More info:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Rehoboth Jazz Festival 2014

We're back! Click the photo or this link to find out all you need to know about this year's performances. Hope to see you Friday or Saturday night!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

David Zipse

I've been collaborating with keyboardist David Zipse lately and he'll be working with me for this year's Autumn Jazz festival, which is right around the corner! Click to check out Dave's site for audio demos of our music!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Rehoboth Jazz Festival 2013

It's time for my annual post on the "Greatest Jazz Festival in the World"! And I'll be there once again, holding court at The Cultured Pearl. New this year I'll be utilizing my pals "The Larks" for my backup band and they will also get plenty of space to showcase their own world class talents!

In addition, I'll be reprising my famed 1920s show where I'll be dressed in period regalia and we'll be doing all those cool dance steps from way back then.

Don't miss! Click the poster for details or just contact The Cultured Pearl for reservations.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Jazzfest 2012

This year's jazzfest is right around the corner... Please join us on October 12th and 13th at the Cultured Pearl. Call 302.227.8493 for reservations.

UPDATE (10/15): The Rehoboth Jazz Festival 2012 is over and we had a terrific time. Many thanks to my band this year, especially Mike Shockley on drums. Several of these photos were taken by his wife Susan:

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Hats For Hospice

Promoting this upcoming event. Click HERE or HERE for full details!

Friday, January 13, 2012

My New Keyboard

It's the just released MicroArranger from Korg.  Look out world!!


Sunday, December 4, 2011

United Way Gala

My party band "Images" reunited to provide the dancing entertainment at the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore's annual Holiday Gala on December 3rd. Great fun was had by all! Click below to view party photos.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Under Two Weeks To Go!

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Rehoboth Jazz Festival 2011

I'll be performing at this year's festival on October 14 and 15, once again at the Cultured Pearl. Check back soon for all the details!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bob Diener

7/15- Lovely day at The Hyatt in Cambridge MD with pianist Bob Diener

Monday, July 11, 2011

Gold Standard

If you've seen my schedule you know that I've been performing on occasions with the above trio that includes Larry Buck and Dave Gladding, also known as the "Gold Standard".

Larry Buck is a Blues singer from New Orleans. He plays piano with one hand and bass with the other. His smoky voice will remind you of Louie Armstrong. Especially on his New Orleans Medley which includes "What a Wonderful World" and "When the Saints go Marching in".
Dave Gladding is a drum teacher and has played in multiple bands including "The Larks" and "Dark Gold Jazz". The trio is performing a mix of Blues, and classic R&B (Stevie Wonder, Aretha, Beatles, Tina Turner, Billy Joel, Ray Charles) with Larry and Pam switching off on leads and harmonies.


Saturday, May 14, 2011

20's Show

Scripted show that I created and performed in Ocean City with Bob Diener and Jim Miller for a regional Rotary Convention. Photos below:

Monday, April 11, 2011

Summer Update

Hello all-
Well we've made it through another long, cold winter. I'm looking forward to warm weather and Thrasher's french fries:) I am working with some new people this year. Jim and Pete are busy with the Bullbuckers. So, I'll be working with a few different musicians. Here is my schedule:
  • April 15 Kuhn's Jewelers 5-7 pm with guitarist William Samson
  • April 30 Rotary Conference, Clarion Hotel, OC 1920's Show with pianist Bob Diener
  • May 8 Springfest OC 1:30 pm with Delmarva Big Band
  • June 11 Cambridge Hyatt with Larry Buck and Dave Gladding
  • June 16 Cambridge Hyatt with David Zipse
  • June 18 Chicken Festival 1 pm with Delmarva Big Band
  • June 18 The Globe Theater 7pm with Larry Buck and Dave Gladding
  • June 19 Bethany Bandstand 7:30 with Delmarva Big Band
  • June 23 Cambridge Hyatt with David Zipse
  • July 9 Freeman Foundation event with Larry Buck and Dave Gladding
  • July 15 Cambridge Hyatt with pianist Bob Diener
  • July 23 Bayside Freeman Stage 12pm with Delmarva Big Band
  • August 12 Cambridge Hyatt with David Zipse
  • August 18 Cambridge Hyatt with Larry Buck and Dave Gladding
Check back as I update this schedule. Hope to see you!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Jay Hoad in Delaware

This will be a special show that I am very much looking forward to performing! I just returned from Australia where I performed in several concerts with Jay and he is sounding better than ever. This is Jay's only performance in Delaware as he makes a brief touring pit stop here.

Call Mike at Beseme for reservations: 302-645-8108


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Salisbury Third Friday

From the Maryland Coast Dispatch, 3/4/11 issue
(also appeared in the Daily Times; click to see larger):

"Fellow musicians and good friends Rhonda Apple, Pam Miller and Dory Hayman all had a great time at The Art Institute Gallery in Salisbury during Third Friday arts night last month."
And a bonus photo from the same edition:

"Cheryl Nemazie, Art Institute & Gallery board president, is pictured here with Kate Cashman, education director."

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Jekyll & Hyde

This will mark my return to the theater stage after a very long hiatus. The production is by the Community Players of Salisbury, a very professional organization with a long track record of staging quality theater. They're doing a tremendous job with a very challenging show! All the actors are also phenomenal singers and we have a large orchestral accompaniment. We're in the final week of preparation - it's full on!

Shows are on November 5 and 6 with a matinee on November 7. Click on the picture above for more details or use this link to order tickets on line. We'd love to see you there!

Update: The show was a huge success!! Click the picture above to see some great photos from the show and view the program.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Jazzfest Followup

Cheers to everyone that came out to our Friday and Saturday night shows! This year's jazzfest was one of the best ever. Folks were singing and dancing in the aisles. I love Rehoboth Beach!

Thanks to my friend Cheryl Nemazie for taking the photos (below) with my camera Friday night. She's amazing! And big thanks to the awesome Felix Contreras for joining us on percussion after he finished his early show with Van Williamson.

I'm hoping to get some additional photos from our Saturday show and will update this post when I do. And for the curious there are a few more photos floating around Facebook too.

Bonus: check out this random video clip of an after-party in our hotel lobby in the wee hours of Sunday morning with Bob Diener on the piano. I couldn't resist jumping in on a few tunes as well. So much FUN!


Monday, October 11, 2010

Rehoboth Jazz Festival 2010

Click the image below to read the article about me that appears in this year's program guide for the 2010 Rehoboth Jazz Festival:

Please join us for one (or more) of our shows at the festival this weekend. Call the Cultured Pearl at 302-227-8493. When you make your reservation make sure you specify that you are coming for the music so you'll be seated appropriately. You won't need a reservation for the late shows - just drop in for drinks and great music. And did I mention there's no cover?!!


Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Cultured Pearl

The Rehoboth Jazz Festival is the weekend of October 15/16 this year. I'll post more info soon but this is really all you need to know! Think about reservations for the early shows or you can just walk in for our late shows.

This nice advertisement is already in circulation (thanks Susan!).


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bottle & Cork with Jay Hoad

I've had the pleasure of providing backing vocals for Jay Hoad while he's been on his USA tour this summer. Here we are in performance at the Bottle & Cork in Delaware last week, supporting The Original Wailers!

Click here or on the above photo to see more pictures from our concert.

Below is a video excerpt of Jay's new composition "Australia", which we performed that night. Look for it on Jay's upcoming CD release.


Monday, August 2, 2010

Bayside Jazz Festival

I enjoyed a great performance at the Freeman Stage this past weekend. My band was spot on and it was a privilege to share the billing with so many great musicians. Click below to see a few photos.


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Save The Date!

This promises to be an awesome event and I'm so proud to have my band opening for Gregg Karukas. More info HERE. Hope to see you there!


Sunday, April 11, 2010

New CD

So it seems that two of my CDs are already nearing the end of their production runs! Rather than commissioning another lot we decided to create a brand new compilation CD (click the CD picture for a better look).

This project features my personal picks of both previously released as well as new unreleased material I've recorded over the past 15 years or so of my professional career. It's a nice mix of jazz, pop and Broadway. Many of the tracks were digitally remastered for this CD and the sound quality is great!

This one is not yet available for web purchase but if you're interested I'll have them with me at my shows, or send me an email to the address on the CD and I'll see about hooking you up. Ciao!


Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

You're looking at a couple of out-of-work musicians on New Year's Eve
(not necessarily a bad thing):

Here I am with Jim (and other unseen friends) having dinner in Washington D.C. prior to enjoying a fantastic performance by John Pizzarelli and his larger band at the Kennedy Center. The show was broadcast by NPR as part on their annual New Year's Eve "Toast of the Nation" event. You can click here to listen to the entire concert (recommended!).

Afterward we went backstage and hung out with the fabulous musicians, including their arranger Don Sebeskey (genius). Jim also made acquaintances with Tony Kadleck. Then it was up to the Kennedy Center foyer to ring in the New Year with more music and champagne toasts.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Jazz Festival Redux

Last October the Pam Miller Band performed once again at the Rehoboth Jazz Festival. Click below to enjoy photos of our performance.

A full size version of the slideshow is available HERE

If you look carefully through the windows you can see the crazy nor'easter that was going on that weekend! Thanks again to all my band mates for their fantastic musicianship and to all of you who braved the weather and came out to be part of the festival.

Bonus photos for the curious:
2008 Jazz Festival performance
2007 Jazz Festival performance


Sunday, November 22, 2009

In Church

Most of my followers know me for my work singing jazz and pop. Yet, I was classically trained and still like to keep those chops up too. So for something a little different here I am singing the other Sunday at church (sans the choir I belong too).

If you're in the area come out some Sunday to Trinity United Methodist Church in Salisbury and hear the rest of this fantastic choir. We recently won top honors among Eastern Shore chorales at a recent cavalcade of choirs competition.

Ciao for now!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Rehoboth Jazz Festival

This year's Rehoboth Autumn Jazz Festival is right around the corner. Here's the latest update:

The Pam Miller Band will be back for performances at the Cultured Pearl on October 16 and 17 with three shows both nights starting at 7pm and continuing through the evening, including a late walk-in show at 11pm.

This year we've assembled a truly world class band just for the festival. And every show will be unique!

On guitar we're pleased to welcome back Pete Bozick. Pete has several of his own CDs out and is a solid, in demand performer that brings a hip funk-rock influence to our music.

New this year we're privileged to have Dennis Michaels on bass. Dennis has toured the U.S. performing with too many top names to list here.

By now you know our other core members Dean Haemel (drums) and Jim Miller (trumpet and flugelhorn).

Plus we'll also have Joe Genovese from Washington DC (tenor sax) as our special recurring guest.

(photo from last year's performance by Chrys Heidel)

The Cultured Pearl is now located at 301 Rehoboth Avenue. Call 302-227-8493 for reservations. The early shows are nearly sold out! When you make your reservation make sure you specify that you are coming for the music so you'll be seated appropriately. You won't need a reservation for the late shows - just drop in for drinks and great music.

Please keep us in your schedule as you plan your festival entertainment choices for this fantastic weekend of live music!

Thursday, September 24, 2009


I've got to admit that there's been a few times that I wish I had a prompt like this to use at some of my band shows!

Yes, that's me but the photo wasn't taken at a Pam Miller Band show. Earlier this year I got to serve as stage manager for the live production of "Radio From Downtown" held at the Avalon Theatre. Here I am assisting Van Williamson, the wild and crazy host and director of RFD...

Their next show will be on Halloween night and from what I hear it's going to be a very special event! Check out for more information. Hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pam Miller Band

Through the years...

click to play the legacy slide show!

Alphabetical list of musicians that have appeared with the Pam Miller Band (links where available):

Bob Abbott (bass)

Tom Anthony (bass)

Brandon Bernstein (guitar)

Pete Bozick (guitar)

Carroll Brown (bass, deceased)

Bruce Chappelle (bass)

Scott Christensen (drums)

Tom Clark (drums)

Jeff Davis (bass)

Ed Dawley (bass)

Bob Diener (keyboards)

Joe Genovese (saxophone)

Jesse Gentry (bass)

Lenny Grazier (piano, deceased)

Dean Haemel (drums)

Jay Hoad (bass)

Tim Hofman (keyboards)

Curtis Krams (drums)

Tom Lagana (guitar)

Sean Lane (keyboards)

Jonah Lewis (bass)

Chris Levey (bass)

Dennis Michaels (bass)

Jim Miller (trumpet/flugelhorn)

Justine Miller (trumpet/trombone)

Phil Miller (bass, deceased)

Jim Mitchell (guitar)

Jackie Mofitt (drums)

Max Murray (bass)

John Nichols (bass)

Carl Pfanstiehl (drums)

Shawn Qaissaunee (guitar)

Pru Rosas (keyboards/vibes)

Jim Rupp (bass)

Bob Schaller (guitar)

Mike Shockley (drums)

Marc Sterling (bass)

John Strawley (saxophone)

Charlie Upshur (bass)

Clarence Ward (saxophone)

Joe Wilford (guitar)

Van Williamson (guitar)

Jack Wright (bass)

Please drop me an email if I've missed anybody!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


This is a follow up to the MVA post below. I replaced my totaled CRV with a Ford Escape Hybrid. I've gone Green! Here I am on day one:

Now for the rest of the story...

After I got the car I had to wait over 2 months to drive it! Why? Well, my accident injuries were initially misdiagnosed by the original treating medical professionals. It turned out that both my feet were broken, including a rather severe fracture of my right talus. I got casted and that was that!


Friday, June 19, 2009


On May 21 I was in a rather serious car accident - thankfully not my fault! Look at the slide show below if you're curious. I've been recuperating but it's knocked me out of circulation for a while and it looks like I'll be on crutches for the foreseeable future...

I'll try to post updates on my status as we move forward. Thanks everybody for all your support!

Monday, June 1, 2009

For Future Use

Stay tuned!!