Sid Miller Dance Band Band Leader: Sid Miller
Sid is celebrating his 32nd year as the band leader of the Sid Miller Dance Band (2006 to the present) formerly The Sid Miller Orchestra (1986-2006). Sid is an expert at crafting exceptional wedding receptions and corporate events. As a result of performing and leading his bands at more than 1,000 events, Sid knows event management inside and out.
Sid has a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from Temple University and has completed postgraduate work at the University of the Arts and the Berklee College of Music. He is a flautist, tenor saxophonist, and vocalist specializing in the music of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Sid is also a song writer. One of his songs, “Come and Share My Love” was recorded by the Grammy nominated band, Cintron on their album, “Cintron Absolutely. ”
Sid has performed with a wide range of internationally known artists including Herbie Hancock, Tito Puente, and Norman Conners. Sid’s high profile venues have included the Robin Hood Dell and Madison Square Garden, and he has made appearances on regional television stations including KYW and WPVI. From 1980 to 1989, Sid lead his band, Siembra, across the country, playing original “World-Beat” music at the Kool Jazz Festival. They opened for Grammy Award winner, Wynton Marsalis, as well as Reggae legend, Jimmy Cliff, on the Benson and Hedges Music Gallery Tour.
Border’s Book Store asked Sid to share his expertise with prospective brides at a seminar they held at their store in Springfield PA, and Sid has published several informative articles that appeared in wedding magazines including Modern Bride and the Jewish Exponent. He is also a member of The National Association of Catering Executives as well as being a member of The Philadelphia Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. He has also been chosen to be a member of the National Register’s Who’s Who in Professionals, which is part of the United States Chamber of Commerce and registered with the Library of Congress.
Several vocalists, who have gone on to international acclaim, have been a part of Sid’s band. His ability to find, mentor, and refine talent has lead four of his vocalists to very productive careers. Vivian Green achieved “Gold Status” with her debut album on Columbia Records. She was also featured in the movie staring Kevin Klein, entitled, “De-lovely”. Another of his vocalists, Patrice Hawthorne, toured as Peaches of Peaches and Herb. Nicole Morris, Sid Miller Dance Band’s first female vocalist, has toured in the hit musical, “Dream Girls”. Male vocalist, Jayar, has toured with George Benson and Grammy nominated, Universal Records recording artists Cintron as a co-lead vocalist and keyboardist with the band.
Sid’s philosophy is to strive for perfection and achieve excellence. He implements this philosophy in every aspect of his business. It’s this manner of operating that has kept him in the forefront of private event entertainment and has gained him a stellar reputation among his peers.
Sending a huge thank you for truly making our wedding reception what it was. Your band was spectacular. We have heard from dozens of friends and family who can't stop raving about how incredible the band/music was. "The best I have ever experienced" is the usual comment. And we completely agree!
The pace of the songs, the mixing in the of the slow songs...everything was just perfect.
We are still blown away by your band's ability to learn the live version of "Mirrors" in a week's notice. Every single note was exactly how the live version was on SNL and Jane and I discussed that we actually think your band executed it better than Justin Timberlake himself!
I would be more than happy to write a review/testimonial for your website if you would like me to.
Thanks again for being so easy to communicate and coordinate with prior to the wedding and for giving us the party we always dreamed of. We will never forget it.
All Of Our Best,
Micah and Jane
Sid Miller Dance Band did an amazing job for our wedding! We wanted our guests to really have fun and party - and the band created the perfect atmosphere. All of our guests raved about the music and the energy of the band. Sid was very easy to work with and very accommodating. No detail was overlooked.
After hearing the Sid Miller Dance Band do an incredible job at my brother's wedding years ago, they were one of the first vendors we booked after getting engaged. Sid is a true professional and absolutely incredible at what he does - a bandleader is important not only for great music, but also in determining the "flow" of the evening, and he surpassed our (very high) expectations in both. The band as a whole was equally fantastic, reading the music tastes of the crowd and delivering an incredible, high-energy performance that our guests are still talking about. Six weeks later, the band is still what we're getting the most compliments on! I could not recommend the Sid Miller Dance Band more enthusiastically... They are well worth the investment for a truly memorable night!
- Gabriela and Mike
The Sid Miller Dance Band was awesome! So many guests commented on how fantastic our band was. One of the greatest things about them is that they really engaged everyone at our wedding by coming onto the dance floor and singing and dancing. We selected a lot of songs for our playlist which they pretty much followed. Sid was great to work with and met with us in person about 5 months before to get to know us and help plan the format of the wedding. They were totally fantastic and I absolutely would recommend them to anyone!