A native of Los Angeles, Sammy Miller has become known for his unique maturity and relentless focus on making music that “feels good” as a drummer, singer, and bandleader. Upon completing his Master’s at The Juilliard School, Sammy formed his ensemble, The Congregation. As a band they are focused on sharing the power of community through their music—joyful jazz. And while independently the band members have performed/recorded with notable artist including Wynton Marsalis, O.A.R, Iron and Wine, Joshua Redman, Lee Fields, Jason Moran at venues including the White House, Lincoln Center, and the Hollywood Bowl, The Congregation has opted to stick together and create globally conscious music with the intention to spread joy throughout the world.


Alphonso Horne (trumpet)   |   Ben Flocks (tenor saxophone)   |   Patrick Sargent (soprano sax)   |   Jon Lampley (sousaphone) 

David Linard (piano)   |   Molly Miller (guitar)   |   Sam Crittenden (trombone)   |   Sammy Miller (drums)