The Grief Opera

When Nigel Linacre’s son George died last year, Nigel started to write. He wrote to his son, about his son and about his grief. Collaborating with international jazz musician Vladimir Miller, The Grief Opera, Love Goes On is an original work of loss and love in song and verse.

The Grief Opera
Saturday 22nd October 2022, at St. Andrew’s Church, Market Place, Chippenham
Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm
Tickets £5, donations welcomed
Details and tickets from Eventbrite

The Dinner Party Live

Bari Jazz Festival

Members of The Dinner Party playing saxophone, piano and double bass.

The Dinner Party are appearing at the Bari Jazz Festival on Sunday, August 7th, 2022.

The Dinner Party is a collective, free-improvising trio made up of:

  • Anglo-Russian pianist Vladimir MillerMoscow Composers Orchestra and Notes From Underground
  • Italian double-bassist Pierpaolo Martino – a founding member of avant-jazz ensembles Mondegreen, Howl and Machine3
  • British saxophonist Adrian Northover – known for The Remote Viewers and London Improvisers Orchestr

Miller Hutch Duo live in Hastings

Live at The Nest

Vlad Miller at the piano and Hutch Demouilpied playing a flute, both seated.

Thursday 7th July 2022 7pm
The Nest
The Old Town Hall
Hastings TN34 3EW

Miller Hutch are a duo that perform their own compositions as well as playing arrangements of jazz standards by Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Hoagy Charmichael, Feddie Hubbard and many more.

Vladimir Miller is a pianist and principal composer and music director of the Moscow Composers Orchestra, and has his own quartet Notes from Underground.

Hutch Demouilpied performs on trumpet and flute and is a composer. Her latest score is for the British / Scottish feature film Limbo, which was selected for Cannes 2020.

Live June – July 2022

Vlad Miller and Notes From Underground live

Saturday 11th June 2022 1pm
PizzaExpress Jazz Club

Dean Steet Soho, London

Sunday 19th June 2022 1pm
Oval Tavern

131 Oval Rd, Croydon CR0 6BR

Saturday 2nd July 2022 4pm

31 Castle Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 2BQ

Thursday 14th July 2022 7.30pm
The Beacon 

67-68 St Mary’s Terrace, Hastings TN34

New Vlad Miller and Notes from Underground CD

Kurakin’s Diary

Kurakin’s Diary is the new CD from Vlad Miller and Notes from Underground, available from ASC Records

Listen to Modern Peace

With 12 original compositions, many inspired by finding the diary of Vlad Miller’s grandfather, the new album features guest appearances from Sue Lynch – tenor sax, clarinet, Neil Metcalfe – flute, and Hutch Demouilpied – trumpet, as well as the core lineup:

Adrian Northover – alto and soprano saxes
Dave Rohoman – drums
Leslee Booth – six string electric bass
Vladimir Miller – piano

Order Kurakin’s Diary at

Miller Hutch Duo Hastings 05.12.21

A Sunday lunchtime performance by Miller Hutch, performing their own compositions as well as playing arrangements of jazz standards by Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard and more.

Hutch Demouilpied performs on trumpet and flute and is a composer. Her latest score is for the British / Scottish feature film Limbo, which was selected for Cannes 2020.

Vladimir Miller is a pianist/composer who has composed for Moscow Composers Orchestra, which he also directed for fifteen years, The London Wind Ensemble, for his quartet ,and for theatre including Explore The Arch, in Saint Leonards. He has performed and toured in many countries including the UK, Japan, Russia, Germany, Austria and Italy with his own jazz quartet and other jazz lineups.

Le Petit Balon
46 Robertson Street
TN34 1HL

Chilli Pepper Films

Vladmir Miller acts as Producer, Pianist and Composer for Chilli Pepper Films

Chilli Pepper have created Documentaries, Current Affairs, Factual and Corporate films for the past 35 years, many featuring a Russian theme. A forthcoming film, House of Secrets, focusses on the astonishing story of Vladimir’s brother, the late George Miller, and his association in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s with a group of British students. During this time these students were secretly recruited and trained in the House of Secrets, his – and Vladimir’s – residence in London. They went on to enter Soviet bloc countries and to smuggle out the uncensored work of dissidents detailing what life was like under totalitarian rule. George was at the centre of this recruitment campaign.

You can view the trailer for House of Secrets here:

What’s Inside Your Head?

What’s Inside Your Head? is the first extract from Vladimir’s ongoing project Fatima and the House of Secrets

Featuring the House of Secrets Ensemble:

Vladimir Miller – piano
Carina Mcgrath – vocals
Alex Eberhard – drums
Marianne Windham – double bass
Björn McAteer Dahlberg – bass clarinet

Excellent review for Dinner Party CD

An excellent review for the new Dinner Party CD Wednesday Afternoon at The Squid’s Ear website:

“Like any well-prepared meal Wednesday Afternoon starts with delicious and calming sonic appetizers, provides hearty sustenance with main courses that stretch the musical parameters without upsetting the taste buds, and end up with the equivalent of bracing coffee and dessert; a zesty fare.”