Marcus Miller Biography
Marcus Miller (born William Henry Marcus Miller Jr.) is an American jazz composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, best known as a bass guitarist. He appeared on over 500 albums by artists such as Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Herbie Hancock, Mariah Carey, The Crusaders, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Frank Sinatra, George Benson, Dr. John, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Joe Walsh, Jean-Michel Jarre, Grover Washington Jr., Donald Fagen, Bill Withers, Bernard Wright, Kazumi Watanabe, Chaka Khan, LL Cool J and Flavio Sala among others.
Marcus Miller Age
Marcus Miller was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States on 14th June, 1959.
Marcus Miller Family
He was born in Brooklyn, New York City, in 1959, to William Miller (a church organist and choir director) and Brenda Miller. He has four siblings and is also related to jazz pianist Wynton Kelly. He is classically trained as a clarinetist and also plays keyboards, saxophone and guitar. He began to work regularly in New York City, eventually playing bass and writing music for jazz flutist Bobbi Humphrey and keyboardist Lonnie Liston Smith.
Marcus Miller Career
After being discovered by Michał Urbaniak in 1975, he spent approximately 15 years performing as a session musician, observing how band leaders operated. He also did a lot of arranging and producing during that time. He was a member of the Saturday Night Live band 1988–1989.
He has played bass on over 500 recordings including those of Luther Vandross, Grover Washington Jr., Roberta Flack, Carly Simon, McCoy Tyner, Weldon Irvine, Bryan Ferry and Billy Idol.
He won the “Most Valuable Player” award (given by NARAS to recognize studio musicians) three years in a row and was subsequently awarded “player emeritus” status and retired from eligibility. He began to write his own music and make his own records, putting a band together and touring regularly in the nineties.
Between 1988 and 1990 he appeared regularly both as a musical director and also as the house band bass player in the Sunday Night Band during two seasons of Sunday Night on NBC late-night television. He co-wrote several songs on the Miles Davis album Tutu, including its title track. He also composed “Chicago Song” for David Sanborn and co-wrote “‘Til My Baby Comes Home”, “It’s Over Now”, “For You to Love”, and “Power of Love” for Luther Vandross, he also wrote “Da Butt”, which was featured in Spike Lee’s School Daze.
He hosts a jazz history and influences show called Miller Time with Marcus Miller on the Real Jazz channel of Sirius XM Holdings satellite radio system.
Miller has also established a parallel career as a film score composer , having written numerous scores for films. Currently he has his own band.
Marcus Miller Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Marcus Miller Tour
Marcus Miller Events:
- Thu, 7 Feb 09:00, El Cinco, San Juan, Puerto Rico San Juan
- Fri, 8 Feb 09:00 Mohács District, Hungary Bár
- Sat, 9 Feb 09:00 Broward County, FL, United States Fort Lauderdale
- Sat, 23 Feb 09:00 Broward County, FL, United States Fort Lauderdale
- Sun, 24 Feb 09:00 Samaná Province, Dominican Republic Samana
- Wed, 27 Feb 09:00 St. Louis, MO, United States Entertainment Cruise Productions
- Sun, 26 May 20:00 London, United Kingdom Royal Festival Hall
- Wed, 29 May 21:00 Barcelona, Spain.
- 1983: Suddenly (Warner Bros.)
- 1984: Marcus Miller (Warner Bros.)
- 1993: The Sun Don’t Lie (Dreyfus Jazz)
- 1995: Tales (Dreyfus Jazz)
- 2001: M² (Telarc)
- 2005: Silver Rain (Koch)
- 2007: Free (3 Deuces)
- 2008: Marcus(Concord)
- 2008: Thunder (Heads Up) – with SMV
- 2008: The Other Tapes (Dreyfus Jazz)
- 2012: Renaissance (Dreyfus Jazz)
- 2015: Afrodeezia (Victor)
- 2018: Laid Black (Blue Note)
- 1998: Live & More
- 2002: The Ozell Tapes Live: The Official Bootleg
- 2004: Dreyfus Night in Paris (with Michel Petrucciani, Biréli Lagrène,
- Kenny Garrett and Lenny White, recorded in 1994)
- 2008: Panther – Live
- 2012: Live in Lugano – A Jazz Hour with Marcus Miller, July 2008
- 2010: A Night in Monte Carlo – Live 2009
- 2011: Tutu Revisited – Live 2010
Marcus Miller Laid Black