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Marcus Miller

  • SFJAZZ Miner Auditorium 201 Franklin Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)
Marcus was the best bass player I had in a long, long time.
— Miles Davis

Tickets ($30 - $85)

Few musicians today are as versatile as Marcus Miller: bassist, keyboardist, bass clarinetist, film composer, producer and more.

Marcus Miller bass
Marquis Hill trumpet
Alex Han alto & soprano saxophone
Brett Williams keyboards
Alex Bailey drums

Among the greatest electric bassists in the history of the instrument, Marcus Miller is a jazz renaissance man – a two-time GRAMMY-winning producer, arranger, keyboardist, bass clarinetist, and film composer who was instrumental to Miles Davis’ resurgence in the 1980s and a collaborator with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie and McCoy Tyner to Paul Simon and Frank Sinatra. He returns following his guest appearances with Herbie Hancock during Season 2 with his own band, performing music from his new Blue Note album, Laid Black.

A wildly prolific studio musician, Miller and his distinctive bass virtuosity have been heard on hundreds of sessions for a dizzying array of major artists, and as a bandleader, the Brooklyn native has found time to release 19 albums, including his GRAMMY-nominated 2015 Blue Note release, Afrodeezia. His soundtrack work spans decades, from 90s comedies including House Party, Eddie Murphy’s Boomerang, and Keenan Ivory Wayans’ A Low Down Dirty Shame to the Chris Rock television series Everybody Hates Chris and 2014’s About Last Night. In 2012, Miller was named a UNESCO Artist for Peace, working to promote their Slave Route Project that contributes to a better understanding of the causes and consequences of the global slave trade. Miller returns following his guest appearances with Herbie Hancock’s band during Season 2.

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