Jim Miller (born 1954) is a rock and roll guitarist, singer, teacher, recording artist and band leader in the "jam band" genre'. He has performed with Oroboros and his present group, JiMiller Band. He has also founded and organized several events, including co-founding the Rock & Reggae Festival and founding Lazy Daisy and DeadFall at Nelson Ledges State Park in central Ohio. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
Miller was born July 2, 1954 at the historic St. Ann's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. He has a wife, Beth, a son named Michael who plays guitar in the JiMiller Band, and two stepchildren, Reid and Sarah Street.
Miller co-founded Oroboros in 1980 as a Grateful Dead tribute band, which soon generated original music in the jam band genre. It was named for the ouroboros, an ancient symbol for infinity, depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. Among the bands they have opened for are Go Ahead (with members of the Grateful Dead and Santana), The Radiators, Black Uhuru, Santana and Rusted Root. They co-founded the Rock & Reggae Festival in 1984 with First Light at Meadowoods Farm, originally as a benefit for the Cleveland Free Clinic. They performed until 1998, produced five albums, and played a reunion concert in 2003.
Jim Miller (guitar & vocals),
Bill Cogan (guitar & vocals),
Mary Beth Cooper (vocals, etc.),
Gary Maxwell (bass),
Rocky Miller (keyboards),
Rob Luoma (drums).,
Dave Downing (bass),
Don Safranek (percussion),
Will Douglas (drums),
Scott Swanson (bass),
Mike Rotman (keyboard, guitar, percussion),
Mike Verbick (guitar),
Michael Bradley (keyboards, vocals),
1984 - Co-Founded the Rock & Reggae Festival with the band First Light,
1994 - HORDE Tour (Blossom Music Center),
1991 - opened for Phish at the Agora (Cleveland, Ohio),
1995, 1996 & 1997 (July) - Starwood Festival (Sherman, New York),
1996 - Southern Thailand Jazz Festival,
1996 - Furthur Festival,
2003 - Reunion