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Stage Buzz: Dominic Miller (aka Sting’s guitarist)

| June 4, 2013

Dominic Miller doesn’t mind being known simply as “Sting’s guitarist.” It’s a title he’s proudly cultivated since 1990 when he signed on with the smooth-voiced bass player. And his role in the band reaches deeper than mere accompanist. The main axe man co-wrote “Shape Of My Heart.” Not bad for a Buenos Aires-born musician who spent his formative years in the “Paris of the Midwest,” Racine, Wis.

Miller’s lucrative day job with Sting hasn’t stopped him from pursing a career on his own. He’s released six solo “classical jazz’ guitar records over the last 20 years, with the unveiling of his newest collection of material, Close To You, happening this week.

His resume as producer and sideman to a ridiculously eclectic mix of performers from World Party and Peter Gabriel to Backstreet Boys (!) is impressive. He’s no slouch in the parenting department as well: Six kids call him “Dad.”

Following a performance with Sting at Ravinia on June 7, Miller will host an intimate show at Chopin Theatre (1543 W. Division) for “200 friends.”

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