Drummer Nation Show #42 “Basie Straight Ahead” Guest: Butch Miles

As the drummer for the Count Basie Orchestra, Butch Miles became renowned for his imagination, swinging big band style, and relentless energy.  He’s also worked with legends Sammy Davis, Jr., Dave Brubeck, Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald, Woody Herman, and many other jazz greats.  Butch hail's from W VA and lives near Austin, Texas. He was honored by the Texas State Senate and has been inducted into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Conn Selmer Institute and awards from Zildjian, Ludwig and the International Association of Jazz Educators. He is currently a faculty member in jazz studies at Texas State University, in San Marcos.    He continues to maintain an active gigging and recording schedule. www.butchmiles.com

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