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
How old is Miller? He is 63 years old as of 2023. Miller was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States on 14th June 1959. He celebrates his birthday on the 14th of June every year.
Marcus Miller Education
He has not disclosed information on where he attended High School or College/ University. The information will however be updated as soon as it is available.
Marcus Miller Height/Weight
He stands on an average height of 5 Feet 4 inches and weighs around 70kgs.
Marcus Miller Family
Miller 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. Moreover, 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 Wife
He is happily married to Brenda Nadine Hughes Miller. The couple has been married for over 33 years and there is no sign of uncertainty in their marriage. He has not revealed information regarding his wife. This information is currently under review and will be updated soon.
Marcus Miller Children
He has three children together with his wife but he has not revealed information regarding his kids. This information is currently under review and will be updated soon.
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 from 1988–1989.
In addition, 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. Nevertheless, 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. On top of that, he 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 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 Net Worth
He has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earns from his career.