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Marcus Miller

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14, 1959
Brooklyn, NY
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14, 1959 (age 62)
Brooklyn, NY


Jazz composer and bassist who worked with some of the genre's all-time greats, including Miles Davis. He was also a first-call session musician, collaborating on more than 500 albums with superstars such as Michael Jackson.

Before Fame

He learned to play the clarinet, piano, and bass by age 13. By the age of 15, he was employed professionally by the likes of jazz flutist Bobbi Humphrey and keyboardist Lonnie Liston Smith.


He won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album for "M2" in 2001.

Family Life

He was born into a musical family. His father William Miller was a church organist and choir director. He was related to jazz pianist Wynton Kelly. He fathered four children with wife Brenda Miller.

Associated With

He shared a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song with Luther Vandross for producing the song "Power of Love" in 1992.