Presenting Series

Micki Miller

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Patricia George Decio Theatre

Micki Miller Presenting Series


Since the 2013 release of her first EP, Love Letters, Micki Miller has continued to release projects showcasing her unique creative ability to her streaming audience worldwide. Her storyline is intentional, flowing sonically, and receiving rave reviews. Miller's 2016 release, Summertime Chi, received honorable mentions from entertainment's finest, including DJ Jazzy Jeff, Robert Glasper, James Poyser and Questlove of The Roots, Ledisi, Taraji P. Henson, Eric Roberson, and more.

This led to Miller joining DJ Jazzy Jeff's exclusive group of creatives, "The Playlist," in 2017, creating significant connections for Miller. In 2018, the Micki Miller Ensemble was formed at a prestigious music school in Boston, MA, the Berklee College of Music, where they studied her music during the 2018-2019 academic year, honoring Miller and Ariana Grande's music during a tribute concert celebrating the college meeting fundraising goals for 2019.

During the global pandemic, in 2021, Micki gained her first TV show placement when her song "Beachlude (Wave)" was featured on Episode 7 of Amazon Prime's hit series Harlem starring Meagan Good and executive produced by Amy Poehler and Pharrell Williams. In 2022, Miller founded her nonprofit organization Profound Entertainment Network, a foundation dedicated to creatives and providing access to impactful resources on their independent journeys.With her first project turning 10 years old in July 2023 and her second project, Coldest Winter, having its 10th anniversary this April 4, Miller returns to the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center to celebrate a decade of creating music independently.

As a pastor's kid with deep religious roots, Miller always acknowledges the impact that gospel music has had on the foundation of her R&B soul music. Growing up in a musically inclined family, Micki was constantly surrounded by excelling talents. Her mother, Diana Miller, was signed to national gospel recording label Tyscott Records, and her brother, Grammy-nominated songwriter Pastor YPJ's gospel group YPJ & FVC, gave Micki her footing in music arranging and production. Known for their sound, coined as "Dream Music," YPJ & FVC's influence stretches worldwide in every music genre, even today.

After a long hiatus, YPJ & FVC join Miller for this exceptional performance, merging the worlds of gospel and R&B for a night of soulful, heartfelt music dedicated to Miller's foundation.

This event is part of the Presenting Series' Cultural Collective, new programming supporting equitable artistic development in our community.

Made possible by a gift from Margaret Rotatori Smith. Co-sponsored by South Bend Alive. Curated by A Gammage Solutions.