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Marcus Miller

Marcus Miller, winner of the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album of 2001, was born in Brooklyn in 1959 and raised in Jamaica, New York. He came from a musical family and was influenced early on by his father, a church organist and choir director, as well as his musical extended family (which included the extraordinary Wynton Kelly, jazz pianist for Miles Davis during the late fifties and early sixties!). He displayed an early affinity for all types of music. By the age of thirteen he was already proficient on the clarinet, piano, and bass guitar and had begun composing music. The bass guitar, however, was his love and by the age of fifteen, he was working regularly in New York City with various bands. Soon thereafter, he was playing bass and writing music for flutist Bobbi Humphrey and keyboardist Lonnie Liston Smith

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Discography

Afrodeezia

Afrodeezia

Blue Note Records
2015

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Renaissance

Renaissance

Concord Music Group
2012

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Live In Lugano

Dreyfus Jazz
2012

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Tutu Revisited

Not Two Records
2011

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A Night in Monte Carlo

A Night in Monte Carlo

Dreyfus Records
2011

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