Jan has played in over a dozen bands as a lead guitarist and lead vocalist. He has also performed as a solo acoustic artist in lounges and coffee houses. Behind the scenes, Jan has logged countless hours as a studio musician and back-up vocalist for other area artists. His primary instruments include electric guitar, slide guitar, and mandolin.
Although not considering himself as a composer, Jan has written lyrics for music featured in two motion pictures: “Don’t Tell” (2005 Pier Oppenheimer film) and “And They’re Off” (2011 Scrambled Eggs Productions); composed the Christmas anthem “Bring Back That Christmas”,
and created video-musical compositions “9-11 Suite” and the comical “Old Men Stink”. Jan’s viral video commercial “Unemployed Web Browser Blues” was a national finalist in the “2006 Firefox Flix” competition (Jan wrote the screen play, composed and performed the song. co-edited the music and video, acted and co-video recorded the commercial with colleague Jonathon Boyer).
Beside his creative life, Jan held down a “day job” for twenty-three years as a technical specialist in the health insurance industry, put two kids through college, and even coached his daughter’s softball team. He currently works as a free-lance web consultant on content search engine optimization.
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Summer Shorts-Four Short Stories
by Jan Miller
What do you want from life? A pathway to a respectable career? An escape from a respectable career? Acceptance by society? Escape from society? What would you do to get it? In "Summer Shorts", author Jan Earl Miller explores those questions through four dark tales. If Jan's first book "The Boys Next Door" was a light-hearted beer and a dooby, "Summer Shorts" is a dry Merlot served on a dark night.
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