Holy smokes the internet moves fast. Kinda forgot about the old website and all. Engaged new music career opportunities the past few years but never stopped playing drums. Foolishly excited for new noise and maybe release some tracks from the vaults. More updates soon but today we’ll link out some ridiculous sounds from a band that made a record…(click link below)…


Post/Pre Japan update

Many unseen events this year.   Many fortunate opportunities.   Lots of studio work.   Pet Bottle Ningen just finished 4th Japan tour.  Other tours this year with Martin Bisi, Karl 2000 were enjoyable.   Jet lag and Ramen are distracting my sleep but I am excited to announce many new recordings from 2014. (Any labels out there want to help produce a vinyl???)

Returning to Japan in a few weeks for more amazing music and lots on the horizon.   Someday this site will be fully-functional.  For now please visit driedorangerecords.bandcamp.com for some downloads.   Picking up more students in NYC, email davemillerdrums@gmail.com for details.  IMG_0190 IMG_9281 IMG_9282

End of the year.

not much of a blogger. never will be i suppose. here’s to looking forward, to what’s known and unknown in 2014.

and a few recent happenings…

“Dogwood Left” Chris Kelsey trio with Austin White.

Satoko Fujii Trio with Rene Hart and DM at The Stone during Satoko’s August residency.

Martin Bisi band Cafe Central.
Brussels, Belgium.
“Ghouls Gone Wild” t-shirt & nothing else needs to be said!

New York and beyond

Image Lots on the schedule as I have been getting back into the action back in NYC. Very complicated times for many people in the community of the world who knew the great Mulgrew Miller. His passing is very dear to me and my heart is with everyone who knew him, played with him, listened and learn from him. I will cherish his teaching forever and keep his heart alive with music. 
Last month brought an amazing end to my time in Japan. Matt Keegan’s Experience was Great.
Back in New York: “Pet Bottle Chuck” gig at Silent Barn last month with Dave Scanlon and Chuck Bettis,  Karl 2000 performed on the Evolving Music Series yesterday at Clemente Soto Valez.  Time to pack the drums for a brief tour with Dave Schnug and Travis Reuter.  More gig updates soon.  Got to make it to the Vision Festival next week!

June 3rd- Evolving Music Series, Karl 2000.  NYC, NY artsforart.org

June 5th- Outpost, Cambridge, MA.  Dave Schnug Trio.  Dave Schnug (alto sax/compositions), Travis Reuter (guitar) Dave Miller (drums)

June 6th- 119 Gallery.  Lowell, MA.  Dave Schnug Trio. + other great bands.

June 7th-  Radio Bean.  Burlington, VT.  Dave Schnug Trio. 





Matt Keegan/Dave Miller Tokyo Collaboration May 1-7, 2013

My former Brooklyn roommate (and Evening Time Place co-conspirator) Matt Keegan will be in Japan for a week and we will be buggin’ hard playing a few shows. Matt is an amazing trombonist and also plays guitar/synth in BOMB THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. Currently living in Brisbane, Australia, Matt and Dave will be celebrating a new release (a special improv trio with bassist Francois Grillot) as well as recording some new music for future listeners. Do come meet Keegan and hear some NYC freejazz.

May 1 wed. “NT4”
“NT4″@ foxhole / kichijoji
david miller / drums
matt keegan / tbn
fujiwara,daisuke / t.sax
toho, hikaru / w-bass
http://foxhole.exblog.jp/fox hole 吉祥寺
start / 20:00
charge / 1600yen

MAY 2 thurs.
東京都世田谷区北沢2丁目 9‐22 EIKOビルB1F 155-0031
Daysuke Takaoka- tuba
Kunikazu Tanaka- saxophone
Matt Keegan- trombone
Dave Miller- drums
8pm start (20:00)
charge:800yen+order + donation for musicians.

MAY 3 fri.Low
Brass solos/sessions
Tokyo Kichijoji The Foxhole
open 19:30 / start 20:00
Matt Keegan/Toshihiro Koike/Yasuyuki Takahashi(trombone)
Daysuke Takaoka(tuba)
no charge drink order+donation for musicians.

MAY 4 sat.
come hang with Matt and Dave at dzumi sound cafe as we will be hanging and listening to records.

May 5 sun.
開演 20:00 /(予約、1ドリンク付き)

May 7 tues.
Jazz Janome
Yasuko Kaneko- trombone
Matt Keegan- trombone
Dave Miller- drums
7:30 start time, donations. first set trio, second set open session
Address is 2-19-5 Asakusa Taito-ku

keeganmillerphotophoto credit: Alex Lozupone, Parkside Lounge, 2011.  copyright dogandpanda


Greetings from Tokyo.   Been a WHILE since updating/posting.   Lots happening.   Just finished up a KARL 2000 tour in Japan and next week begins a tour with TORU TENDA and NOBUYOSHI INO.   Very blessed to be making lots of amazing music.   At this moment my parents and sister are in flight to Japan and we will be spending a few days in Kyoto with my lovely wife Yuriko.   Excited for them to meet the family.  In other news, PET BOTTLE NINGEN has released it’s second album (“Non-Recyclable” on Tzadik Records) recorded by Martin Bisi. Lots of work to do and more news to come before the end of this extended stay in Japan.  Thanks to all who have shown support and love for the music I am involved in.  Below are the tour schedules from this voyage and check back soon for some exciting gig announcements with MATT KEEGAN in Tokyo for early May.  ????????3


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