Current News

1/15/2019

I'm very pleased to announce that I’m performing with my jazz trio every second and fourth Saturday of the month in Hagerstown at the new ‘Flying Camel’ restaurant and bar.

This is a special place for music… wonderful ambience, great cocktails, and the opportunity to perform with some of the finest musicians in the area, including David Fanning (piano) and Shawn Dennison (bass).

Last week we had special guest Haroun Hallack sit in with his congas, and he’ll be back. 

Also, I’m in the process of putting together a Latin/Afro band with horns to debut at the Flying Camel in March.  Stay tuned!

The revival of my ‘Cam Millar Sound System’ is in process as well.  I look forward to getting back to playing original music and jazz/fusion with some wonderful musicians as soon as I get music copied and rehearsed.

Whew….lots to do….

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Dancer/choreographer Heather Harrington created new versions of dances to music that I had previously composed for her. She performed 'I Will Wade Out' and 'I Don't Like Mondays' at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and also had her work 'Once Again’, with my music, performed by the Ice Theatre of New York at the Rockefeller Center skating rink in addition to the Ice Theatre's home show.



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For the last 3 years, I was living and working in Canada composing/producing music.  

The main reason for being back there was to work on 'HorsePower Live!’

Performing for packed audiences each summer in Toronto at the world famous CNE Exhibition, the idea of the show was to introduce horses in all their variety to inner-city school children and families who have most likely never seen a real horse before.

The show was a sort of ‘Disney meets Cirque Du Soleil meets the Wild West’ !

We had shows taking us around Ontario, into Quebec, and then back to Toronto's CNE grounds for 3 weeks in August. After that, we performed at several fall fairs each year in Ontario. G

This particular promo video (which features more of my music without having the voiceover),  gives you an idea of all the fun and excitement. There are other videos and photos on the official HorsePower Live website.



Recent composition projects

Last November, I was honoured to be asked to compose music for Toronto's  "Royal Rodeo of the Royal Winter Fair" (opening/introductory music for host/mc, colourguard and flag carriers, and special guest host, Canadian TV star Amber Marshall of CBC's 'Heartland')

Here is the opening that I captured on my camera, and it came out very well!  I shot this video from 'backstage', the area where the cowboys and stock are gathered. There's a view of the arena's big screen where the video production for the webcast and audience showing the production work. The show was produced by Robert (Bob) MacAskill and my brother, Ross Millar. Great show, guys!



To hear some original music from a variety of past projects, please go to 'Listen / Watch'

© Cam Millar 2017