The Weather People

What do you get when you bring together one trombone, one trumpet, two saxophones, and four excellent and adventurous musicians? One tight, multi-faceted, and dynamic group playing tunes that are exciting, unpredictable, edgy, and fun. That’s The Weather People. This horn quartet plays original compositions and arrangements by trombonist Cam Millar, inspired by all manner of musical genres and eras of horn-driven music. Listen long enough and you’ll encounter influences from jazz, rock, Latin, classical/art music, James Brown, Blood Sweat and Tears, Earth Wind and Fire, Chicago, Stravinsky, John Williams, Tito Puente, Duke Ellington, Mozart, and more. Did we say eclectic? 

With support from the Maryland State Arts Council, this group came together mid-pandemic in order to safely perform live in outdoor settings for music-starved audiences. Their debut album, “Current Conditions,” was released in January 2022. The Weather People have performed in Frederick, Boonsboro, and Hagerstown, MD, and in Shepherdstown, WV.

Cam Millar, trombone
, composer   Canadian-born Cam has lived and performed in Calgary, Toronto, and New York. He's also done his share of teaching at the university and college level, private school music programs, and has had compositions performed by dancers, ice skaters, jazz/classical musicians, equestrian riders and others. Read more.


Anita Thomas, tenor sax
  Australian-born multi-instrumentalist Anita is a busy performer, teacher, and session player throughout Maryland and the US. She also teaches in the Jazz Program at Frederick Community College.


Howard Burns, alto sax
  Well known throughout Maryland and DC for his performing, teaching, and presenting, Howard has been the Jazz director at Frederick Comm. College for 30 years, the Don Redman Heritage Jazz Awards, and has performed around the world.


Adam Hanlin, trumpet
  Hagerstown-born Adam attended Shepherd University and obtained a Masters Degree in Jazz Performance from Eastman School of Music. Equally at home in the classical world, Adam is in demand throughout MD, VA, and WV.

 Listen to track previews from the album "Current Conditions"

 

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Available for:  
- Concert venues  
- College, University concerts and masterclasses  
- School concerts; music/band masterclasses

Each musician has years of educational work and masterclasses/lesson experience in addition to a wide range of professional performing activities.  We'd love to come to your school to share our musical enthusiasm and help inspire your students!