Marcus Miller - The 2014 Tour
One of the most talented jazz artists of our era is hitting the road, sharing his
extensive musical genius with the masses in a series of shows across North America that you do not want to miss. Catch this
jazz icon at a location near you, including: San Francisco, Monterey, and Hollywood, CA; Atlanta, GA; New York City and Rochester,
NY; Cleveland, OH; Alexandria, VA; and Montreal, Canada. Don't see Marcus coming to a location near you? Never fear! Marcus'
tour schedule is constantly being updated and expanded. Keep up to date on all your Marcus Miller needs right here at StubHub,
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Marcus Miller consistently delivers some of the most imaginative
and energy packed performances in the Jazz genre. He will be playing some of the most iconic venues across North America.
Whether he's playing the Hollywood Bowl, bouncing between jazz festivals, or at the famous Catalina Jazz Club, Marcus pours
his heart and soul into every performance. A musician like Marcus Miller is truly once in a generation, so don't miss your
opportunity to see this musical craftsmen in person. Buy your tickets today!
About Marcus Miller
as William Henry Marcus Miller Jr., Marcus Miller was born in 1959 and quickly acceded to the lifestyle of a young musician.
Hailing from a family of musicians, Marcus could play three instruments before he was a teenager. Encouraged and guided by
his parents, both performing musicians, Marcus would not just be playing musicians but also writing music at a very young
age. Before becoming an adult, Marcus Miller would be a full fledged performing musician. Marcus would perform live, help
write music, and appear on hundreds of jazz artists' albums from Michael Jackson to Aretha Franklin.
Marcus would expand
his musical credentials considerably during his early working years, practicing his musical composition skills and having
a short stint at past of Saturday Night Live's house band. He would move more into the realm of song writing, with his musical
arrangements being featured on the albums of some of the greatest artists in jazz history.
By 1990 Marcus was not content
with just propelling other musicians to fame and success, and began to form his own bands to tour across the country. As his
profile grew musical critics and fans alike began to recognize Marcus' extensive musical abilities as he integrated the methods
of great artists before him and began to pioneer his own playing methods, with particular recognition given to his bass guitar
techniques. He would secure more spots on broadcast television bands and continue songwriting, both for himself and for other
artists. His work would begin to break into mainstream cinema and would even be picked up by acclaimed director Spike Lee
in some of his films.
Miller would expand his collaborations with, and even play in a short lived band called Legends
that would include legendary musician Eric Clapton. Today, Miller fronts his own band and also dabbles in the film industry
as a score writer.
Miller's hits have spanned multiple decades and even more genres. His
debut album Suddenly would drop in 1983, but would fail to generate critical and commercial acclaim. It wasn't until 1993
with The Sun Don't Lie that Marcus' solo career began to gain momentum, with a favorable rating from Allmusic and the hit
single "Teen Town". His follow up album Tales would be released two years later, and receive 4 stars from Allmusic, making
it one of his most highly critically acclaimed solo albums yet.
Continuing to hone his craft, 1998's Live & More
would garner a near perfect score from Allmusic and be reviewed favorably by vocal jazz critic Jonathan Widran. This would
set the path for Marcus' true breakout his, 2001's M2 which would win the 2002 Grammy for the Best Contemporary Jazz Album.
The album would feature some innovative and pioneering hits including "Power" and his own rendition of "Burning Down the House".
Marcus would continue to release hit albums through the 2000s, including Silver Rain and Free, both of which were interesting
mixes of original work and covers.
Miller is such a legend on the bass that Fender produces a unique
Marcus Miller Jazz Bass. There are also exclusive Marcus Miller strings made to be adaptable to Marcus' signature play style.
Miller's solo work, he also has an extensive catalog of songs with collaborators Luther Vandross, Grover Washington Jr., and
The Marcus Miller Concert Experience
Get comfortable in your seat, because you will not
want to miss a single second of Marcus Miller's imaginative and pioneering concert experience. From start to finish Marcus
amazes with original works and covers, playing a medley of instruments in a dynamic array of jazz and jazz fusion songs. Where
Marcus truly shines, however, is when he slaps the bass with intensity and skill that is literally unparalleled in the world
of music today. Don't miss the opportunity to see this living jazz legend in the flesh. Buy your tickets today!