Multi-Grammy Award-winning bassist, producer, and composer Marcus Miller will be an artist-in-residence at Berklee College of Music, December 4 - 8, giving a series of clinics on advanced production techniques, film scoring, arranging, and performance (the clinics are not open to the public). Each evening Miller will rehearse two Berklee ensembles featuring top student vocalists and instrumentalists, who he will perform with December 8 at the Berklee Performance Center.
Acclaimed bassist, composer, producer, band leader, and multi-instrumentalist Marcus Miller is a true musical renaissance man. Born in Brooklyn in 1959, he was raised in a musical family that included his father (a church organist and choir director) and his cousin, jazz pianist Wynton Kelly. He has over 400 recording credits to his name, a short list of which includes Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Grover Washington Jr., Donald Fagen, Bill Withers, Chaka Khan, Meshell Ndegeocello, and LL Cool J.
Miller has played an integral role in the careers of Miles Davis (for whom he composed and produced the classic album Tutu), Luther Vandross (with whom he won a Grammy for their composition "Power of Love"), David Sanborn and many other legendary artists. Miller's 2001 solo record M2 won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. He is also a prolific film and TV composer, scoring movies House Party, Boomerang, Siesta, The Ladies Man, and The Brothers as well as Chris Rock's hit sitcom Everybody Hates Chris.