Saturday January 20 2024, 3:00 PM

Music of Doug Tielli

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Saturday 20 January – 3:00 PM

$25 at the door, $20 advanced rate, students $10.


Doug Tielli
songs / guitar

Nicola Miller


Musique Royale invites you to hear the enigmatic and soulful original songs of Doug Tielli, in concert Saturday January 20th at 3 pm, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mahone Bay. Doug’s songs reveal themselves as do shapes of animals and faces in clouds, or like stumbling upon an unexpected clearing in the woods, or the sense of wonder when the detailed pattern of how a common leaf grows is finally understood. Navigating genres (pop, British and North-american folk, soul and jazz) as if they were unknown forms in the dark, and elucidating familiar sounds in ways that make them new once again. Doug will be joined by saxophonist Nicola Miller and bassist Nick D’Amato.

About the Artists

Doug Tielli

Doug Tielli is a fixture of southern Ontario’s music scene, contributing his multi-instrumental abilities (voice, trombone, guitar, banjo, keyboards, and more), within the many musical spheres including songwriting, jazz, pop, country, free-improvisation, composition, and sound-art. Since 2011, Tielli has released five solo recordings: “swan sky sea squirrel”, “Keresley”, “Truth and Elseness”, “Reflection Affection (1)” and “(2)”. He has toured Canada, the US, the UK, and Europe.

Tielli has performed and recorded with such renowned musicians as Marshall Allen, Owen Pallett, Amy Millan, John Oswald, Evan Parker, The Constantines, Rheostatics, Baby Dee, Devon Sproule, Jennifer Castle, Tom Brousseau, and has had chamber works performed by Arraymusic, Contact Contemporary Music, and Neither/Nor. He has been part of projects including The Silt, Drumheller, The Reveries, and The Imaginary Brass Band.

Nicola Miller

Nicola Miller is an experimental saxophone player and composer based on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Her strange tender playing stretches toward the avant-garde while maintaining a foot in the lyrical and the mysterious. She has studied with saxophonist/composer Frank Gratkowski (a mainstay of the European improvised music scene) New York based experimental composer Kirk Nurock and Grammy Nominated composer and drummer John Hollenbeck. She holds a master’s degree from UdK’s Jazz Institüt Berlin and has performed in the Berlin improvised music and jazz communities. Her upcoming album ‘Living Things’ explores collected sounds, reflections, and interpretations from the natural world featuring Gratkowski, Doug Tielli, Nick D’Amato and Nick Fraser.

Nicholas D’Amato

Bassist Nicholas D’Amato is a veteran of the New York City music scene. As a sideman, Nicholas has been the propulsion for a vast array of groups spanning all stylistic borders. For the past eight years he has been touring with Lizz Wright, most recently to promote her latest release, “Freedom and Surrender”(Concord). He also performs regularly with Canadian artists Ian Janes, Meaghan Smith, Charlie A’Court, Dinuk Wijeratne, and Geoff Arsenault, among others. He keeps busy recording albums and tracks for some of the world’s finest, as well as television jingles and film scores. Nicholas balances his time on the road with teaching at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, where he is the bass instructor, and leads classes in improvisation.