Born in 1959, two-time Grammy-winner and composer/producer of ten critically acclaimed albums, Marcus Miller, is truly a multi-instrumentalist. By age 13 Marcus was proficient on clarinet, piano and bass guitar, and already writing songs. Two years later he was working regularly in New York City, eventually playing bass and writing music for jazz flutist Bobbi Humphrey and keyboardist Lonnie Liston Smith. Miller soon became a top call session musician, gracing well over 500 albums, across a wide spectrum of musical styles.
As a producer, writer and player, he was the last primary collaborator of jazz legend Miles Davis, contributing the composition and album Tutu to the canon of contemporary jazz music. The breadth of his collaborative talents were best showcased in his work with the late, great soul man Luther Vandross, contributing to well over half of his albums as a producer and composer.
In the summer of 2012 Marcus conceived of and produced the "Tribute to Miles" tour, a 9-city tour of Europe with fellow Davis alumni Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, in which they presented their unique vision of every era of Miles' music. In the midst of all of his tours, Miller has still miraculously made time to continue working in the studio, co-producing George Benson's concept album Songs & Stories.