“[Misnomer’s] music is as exciting as it is uncategorizable. The horn-centric outfit blends jazz fusion, deep funk, instrumental hip hop, and modern classical to create an intoxicating sound that’s unlike anything else in town.”
— Flagpole Magazine
Michael Meo (trumpet) is an active teacher and performer in the Atlanta and Athens area. Currently, Michael is requested as a trumpet player and teacher across genres. He has worked with groups such as Band of Horses, Georgia Brass Band, Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics, Orquestra MaCuba, Emerald Empire, East Coast Entertainment Bands, and Futurebirds. In 2017, Michael graduated with degrees in music and business from the University of Georgia, where he studied with Phil Smith, Brandon Craswell, and Dave D'Angelo. He was featured as a soloist with the university’s premiere wind ensemble, brass band, and jazz band in concert over 15 times, including the Hodgson Wind Ensemble’s tour across Panama. In addition to serving as principal with the Hodgson Wind Ensemble and the UGA Symphony Orchestra, he has performed as principal/lead trumpet for 3 orchestral festivals across 4 different countries. For 2 seasons he has also acted as the trumpet teaching fellow for Sewanee Summer Music Festival in conjunction with its highly esteemed brass faculty, including Pete Bond of the Met Opera.
Chandler Greer (tenor saxophone) studied philosophy and jazz at the University or Georgia before moving to Atlanta to pursue work as a freelance musician. Chandler's love for music began at age 11, when he attended his first jazz concert. Ever since then, Chandler has made it his mission to spend his life performing, teaching, and writing music. Chandler currently works as Assistant Director and Head of Woodwind Education at Southern Art Music Initiative Inc. Chandler's musical influences include Dexter Gordon, Mario Castro, Donnie Hathaway, Shaun Martin, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Bill Laurance, J Cole, Outkast, Lauryn Hill, and Stevie Wonder.
Malik Henry (trombone) is an Atlanta-based teacher and freelance musician. Since completing a B.S. in Mathematics with a minor in music from the University of Georgia, he currently works at Temple High School as an assistant band director. In addition to performing with Misnomer, Malik also performs with Atlanta soulternative band All the Locals and Side Hustle Dance Band from Athens, GA. Malik's musical influences include Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Trombone Shorty, Alabama Shakes, Gorillaz, and Childish Gambino.
Miller May (synths, alto/baritone saxophone, bass clarinet) is an alumnus of the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in music composition. Originally from Columbus, GA, Miller moved to Athens to study saxophone under the instruction of Dr. Connie Frigo, and composition under Dr. Adam Roberts, Dr. Adrian Childs, and Dr. Peter Lane. He is deeply involved with the Athens jazz community and is an active member in other groups as well, including the Athens based jazz sextet Play On Six. Miller continues to perform, compose, and teach within the Athens and Atlanta area as a freelance musician, equally active in both classical and jazz settings.