"You leave me on my feet, clapping, screaming and utterly speechless! Hazel your voice is a gift!"
Hazel Miller is not just a great singer; "She is a force of nature!" quotes the Rocky Mountain News. Her voice has been called "stunning, moving, and powerful." Hazel has been a sought after performer in Colorado for more than three decades. The Hazel Miller Band was formed more than 2 decades ago. Hazel Miller and the Collective renamed themselves in 2020. The band performs an eclectic blend of Jazz, R&B, Blues, and original music. The band’s music is designed to make the audience dance and sing along. They play the music that excites and involves the listener.
A great highlight of 2015 was Ms. Miller’s singing of the national anthem at the inauguration of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, January 13, 2015. Later on that night, the Governor’s Inaugural Concert featured the Lumineers, String Cheese Incident, and Big Head Todd and the Monsters with Ms. Miller. Ms. Miller performed at the FIS Alpine Ski Championships in Beaver Creek, Colorado on February 15, 2015; with an estimated international television audience of 180,000,000 viewers. Ms. Miller has been chosen to record a welcome greeting for visitors taking the trains to the main terminal at Denver International Airport.
The winter of 2014 marked the last full tour with Big Head Todd and the Monsters. They toured the entire country with great responses from audiences. Ms. Miller has appeared as a special guest of Big Head Todd and the Monsters for more than 19 years. The band had a great summer, in 2021 including opening two nights at Red Rocks. Headlining festivals all over Colorado; 2021 marked the 25th year performing at Boulder's Band on the Bricks. They have opened for Al Green, James Brown, Michael McDonald, and many others. The band has appeared at major local festivals: Jazz in City Park, Lakewood Amphitheater's Summer of Music, the Botanic Gardens in Denver and so many more.
Ms. Miller’s music can be heard on many local radio stations KOA, KBCO, KUVO, KRFC, KOTO, and KCNU. Nationally, Sirius Radio and XM Radio are playing her music on the “Real Jazz” and “B. B. King’s” Blues stations. Mark Ruffin, on “Real Jazz” XM Radio added Ms. Miller to the lineup fall of 2010 and she continues to be a requested performer on radio stations nationally, for example, Martha’s Vineyard, Charlotte, Miami, and Chicago. Ms. Miller sang on 6 tracks of the hit 2014 CD Blues Masters 3. This CD featured Mickey Thomas from Jefferson Starship and Tim Tucker, executive producer and lead guitarist on the CD. The reviews said this about Ms. Miller’s vocal performance: “Miller’s vocals would rival Koko Taylor”.
The pictures from Ms. Miller's "Wall of Fame" above show her with many celebrities she has performed with and for. The band has had a long and well-publicized career in Colorado and nationally!