When it comes to jazz, funk, R&B and bass guitar, Marcus Miller is truly a pioneer. By the age of 15 he was already composing music and was proficient on the clarinet, piano and bass guitar. In subsequent years he became one of the hottest musicians in the New York studio scene, working with such artists as Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Grover Washington Jr. and David Sanborn to name a few. His reputation as one of the finest bass players made him the first call bassist for artists as diverse as Joe Sample, McCoy Tyner, Mariah Carey, Bill Withers, Elton John, Bryan Ferry, Frank Sinatra, and LL Cool J.
In 1981, he joined his boyhood idol Miles Davis and spent two years on the road with the fabled jazzman and later produced 3 albums for Miles Davis, one of which included the landmark tune “Tutu”. In 2011 his own live version of “Tutu” on CD and DVD, “Tutu Revisited”, and paid tribute to Miles with fellow Davis alumni, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter on an extraordinary tour of Europe. Throughout the years, he has written, composed, produced and performed with some of the biggest names in music, including a 20-year long relationship with Luther Vandross, which also earned both Vandross and Miller Grammy® awards in 1991 for “The Power of Love”.
On July 4, 2013, Marcus was named by UNESCO as an Artist for Peace, which gives him the opportunity to work with the UNESCO team and the U.N. family to promote the message of peaceful co-existence through his music.
Marcus Miller Tour Dates
June 19 – 22 Catalina Jazz Club, Los Angeles, CA – 2 shows/night