PREMIERE | Contemporary Creators: China Moses & Troy Miller
The sixth film in the Contemporary Creators series was recorded when China Moses and Troy Miller came to the Szczecin Philharmonic to perform a special concert at this year’s Music. Design. Form Festival. The artist and the producer told us how they met, what attracted them to each other and what were the circumstances of creating the new album. They also revealed a few personal stories and reflections about faith, family, roots, and cultural heritage. Join us to listen to a conversation about musical friendships and musical icons, about confidence and trying to find one’s way through the noise, about artistic courage and the bond with the audience.

PREMIERE: 12/11/22 @ YouTube

A film by: Arth Pixels
Born in Los Angeles, China Moses is the daughter of jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater and director Gilbert Moses. She released her first single "Time" (1996) at the age of 18, along with her first video directed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino. This was followed by three albums: China (1997), On tourne en rond ("We Turn Around") (2000), and Good Lovin (2004). Moses and French pianist Raphaël Lemonnier created a show called Gardenias for Dinah, a tribute to their mutual idol Dinah Washington , who was also the inspiration for the album This One’s for Dinah, which was released in 2009 by Blue Note. After their worldwide tour which included Europe, India, Lebanon, Canada, and Japan, Moses and Lemonnier's next work was a tribute to the great blues and jazz female singers who have inspired Moses or have influenced her.
In 2017 she released on the MPS imprint the album Nightintales written in 6 days with Black British multi-instrumentalist Anthony Marshall. The pair recorded the album in 6 days in London at the analogue studio, Snap Studios. The album features Luke Smith on piano, Neville Malcolm on bass and Jerome Brown on drums, 3 top Black British musicians of the UK soul-jazz scene.

Troy Miller is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, conductor and producer; a rare talent whose artistry transcends the confines of genre. He has worked as producer on albums with Jamie Cullum (Island Records), Laura Mvula (Sony), Gregory Porter (Blue Note) and Rag n Bone Man while his conducting roles have taken him to the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia and BBC Concert orchestras among others. Troy studied at the Guildhall School of music where he is now a visiting professor. In his early career Troy started as a drummer, performing and recording with the likes of American vibes legend Roy Ayers, Don Blackman, Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson. Highlights of Troy’s collaborations include: Adele, Lu Lu, Chaka Khan, Cliff Richard, Macy Gray, Branford Marsalis, Kyle Eastwood, Gary Bartz, Lonnie Liston Smith, Daniel Merriweather, Suggs, Gloria Gaynor, Grace Jones, Sister Sledge, Q Tip, Donna Summer and Mark Turner. Troy has been a Yamaha and Sabian artist for nearly 10 years and has performed many masterclasses on their behalf.
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