Bassist Marcus Miller is best-known for working with trumpeter Miles Davis, singer Luther Vandross and saxophonist David Sanborn, but his solo career is not to be sneezed at either. This all-round wizard musician is playing the keyboards, saxophone and guitar as well as the clarinet. Style, soul and intense professionalism are the characteristics of this unusually talented performer, who has been at the top of his game for the past three decades. Marcus Miller has won numerous Grammy Awards as a producer.
William Henry Marcus Miller was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 14, 1959. Coming from a musical family, Marcus began writing songs at an early age and he became a top call session musician in his early twenties. In the late ‘70’s he was a member of the Saturday Night Live band and he toured in Europe and Japan. By now, Miller’s touch on the bass can be heard on more than 500 albums, among them those by Herbie Hancock, Mariah Carey, Frank Sinatra, Chaka Khan, Elton John, Dr. John and Aretha Franklin, just to name a few top-notch artists.
Miller’s expertise did not stop at being a session musician and a solo artist: he has been doing a lot of arranging and producing and has even eased into writing scores for movies. Nowadays he is the bandleader of his own band, appealing to wide audiences with his jazz-based music.