Hazel’s career started in Louisville, Kentucky in the late seventies. She moved to Denver in 1984, where her popularity has continued to grow. She has opened for many well known artists, including Bob James, Mel Torme, Earl Klugh, Patrice Rushen, The Temptations, the Count Basie Orchestra and has also performed with Julian Lennon, John Hammond Jr., Lucy Bleu Tremblay, Peter, Paul and Mary, Stanley Jordan, John Mayall, Charlie Musselwhite, Leo Kottke, Bob Weir, Herbie Hancock, Pop Staples, Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Nil Lara, Roger Clifton, Nancy Griffith, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, James Cotton, Lonnie Brooks, Lou Rawls, Rickie Lee Jones, James Taylor, Spyro Gyro, Joe Sample, Little Ed and the Blues Imperials, Michael McDonald, and many more artists.
She performs regularly with Big Head Todd and the Monsters, a national recording and touring band. Her recordings include the titles, I'm Still Looking, Finally and Live at the Fox, and her newest release is, Icons, which includes songs, such as: It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing, Green Dolphin Street, Straighten Up and Fly Right and What a Difference a Day Makes.
Hazel Miller has been a regular performer on the ETown Radio Show, which airs on NPR and she has performed at major jazz and music festivals throughout Colorado. Last summer, Hazel made appearances at festivals in Dillon, Winter Park, Denver, Littleton and other locales.The Hazel Miller Band was recognized by Westword Reader’s Poll as the "Best Blues/R&B" band during three consecutive years - 1995, 1996 and 1997.
Some of Hazel’s many performances include appearances at events for: Behind the Bench, The National Basketball Wives Association, Bill Clinton, the Denver Urban League, Forbes Magazine’s opening ceremonies for their 2001 convention in New York City, the JVC Winter Park Jazz Festival, the Komen Foundation for Cancer Research, Mayor Wellington Webb’s Jazz festival at Red Rocks, the Denver Film on The Rocks Series, Sun MicroSystems, Working Women Magazine, Bishop Desmond Tutu, The TED Conference attended by the giants of entertainment engineering in America, and the E-Town Radio Show.
When the Hazel Miller Band performed in Longmont, last summer, the fans did not want to let her band leave the stage, so they stayed on a while longer and gave the fans what they wanted - more music.