John Mills Times Ten
Thursday, March 19
8:00PM - 8:40PM
315 Congress Ave
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TIMES TEN is a one-of-a kind, 10-piece powerhouse of an ensemble, featuring the original music of long time Austin saxophonist/composer Dr. John Mills. The band is a celebration of the extraordinary --- pushing the envelope on rhythmic energy, exploring melodic twists and turns, and bringing out the unexpected from some of this city's finest soloists.
The Band came together in 2009 at the Elephant Room Jazz Club to play some new charts Mills had been working on. Because the guys in the band wanted to play those tunes again and more, they went back in the next month and the next. Their first CD came out in 2010. Their next CD is coming out in early 2015.
The band members, like Mills himself, are musicians with their own individual distinguished careers that span over many genres. Their love of the music that Mills writes keeps them together.
John Mills is an Associate Professor of Jazz Composition at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin.