Trumpet - Dan Miller - Woody Mutes

Dan MillerThe Dan Miller Jazz Master Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc.


This scholarship fund will be used to help provide opportunities for students in need of lessons, instruments, mutes, jazz camp tuition, and more.

For donations, mail to:
Judi Woods
203 Hibiscus Dr
Ft Myers Beach FL. 33931
Stifel Investment Services
Attention: Jennifer Basey
12800 College Pkwy Suite 300
Ft Myers Fl 33907

For more information you may email:

"I have known Terry Warburton for 35 years or so and there are not enough superlatives in the book to describe him as a master craftsman and beautiful person. He is completely dedicated to music and music education. He once spent hours hand crafting a "Woody" mute of my choosing (Walnut TR-2) while we hung out at the factory listening to records. It is a work of art and sounds so highly personal. Terry always focuses on the music and innovation, no matter if you are talking mouthpieces, horns or mutes. Hearing him talk about his recent trip to China was fascinating. Thanks for everything Terry! #ITG2019"

- Dan Miller

Terry Warburton and Dan Miller in Miami at ITG, July 2019
Jazz trumpeter Dan Miller, grew up in the vibrant musical scene of Chicago during the 1980's. He attended the University of North Texas and moved to New York City in 1991. He studied with Don Jacoby, Bobby Shew, John Haynie, Ed Treutel, Brad Goode, Nick Drozdoff and Barry Harris.

He spent eleven years (1990 - 2000) as a member of the Harry Connick Jr. Orchestra, traveling the world and recording numerous albums and television specials. Dan also toured internationally and recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Maynard Ferguson, Tom Jones and Woody Herman.

He also performed with: The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, The Lionel Hampton Orchestra, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Curtis Fuller, Branford Marsalis, Randy Brecker, Frank Foster, Jon Hendricks, George Coleman, Charles McPherson, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Tom Harrell, David "Fathead" Newman, Ira Sullivan, Bobby Shew and Jack McDuff.

Starting in 2005, he split his time between NYC and Florida. He was also a member of the Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra and the musical director of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra. Dan was a Yamaha Clinician and Performing Artist working with college bands, high school bands and private students nationwide. He was an Artist-in-Residence and Jazz Trumpet Instructor for the University of Central Florida (UCF) School of Performing Arts in Orlando.
Terry Warburton and Dan Miller at Mims, Florida Factory 2015
Terry Warburton listens as Roger Ingram and Dan Miller play in the Warburton Factory Offices, July 2016