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

June 25 Chene Park, Detroit with special guest José James
June 26 Highline Ballroom, New York, NY – part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival – 2 shows
June 27 Xerox Rochester Jazz Festival, Rochester, NY – free show
June 28 Tri-C JazzFest, Cleveland, OH
June 29 The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
July 1 Montréal Jazz Festival, Théâtre Maissoneive, Montreal, QU
July 23 Sporting Monaco – Marcus Miller with Jeff Beck, Booker T. Jones, Selah Sue,
Trombone Shorty and Alex Han
August 5 Bourbon Street Music Club, São Paulo, Brazil
August 6 Bourbon Street Music Club, São Paulo, Brazil
August 8 Rio das Ostras Jazz & Blues Festival, Rio das  Ostras, Brazil
August 9 Rio das Ostras Jazz & Blues Festival, Rio das Ostras, Brazil
August 16 Solidarity of Arts, Gdansk, Poland
Poland’s biggest open-air jazz show of the year featuring Esperanza Spalding Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchesra under the direction of Clark Rundell Wayne Shorter Herbie Hancock Milton Nascimento Terri Lyne Carrington Ingrid Jensen Leo Genovese Leszek Możdżer Wojciech Waglewski & Voo Voo Warsaw Village Band Pedrito Martinez Group Alex Han Louis Cato
September 21 Monterey Jazz Festival
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