Music Videos, Performances

Marcus Miller: Saint Emilion Jazz Festival

  • May 17, 2018

Marcus Miller is an American jazz composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, best known as a bass guitarist. He has worked with a literal “Who’s Who” of luminaries in contemporary jazz having appeared on over 500 albums by such artists as Miles Davis, Michael Jackson, Herbie Hancock, Mariah Carey, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Frank Sinatra, George Benson, Dr. John, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Joe Walsh, Grover Washington Jr., Donald Fagen, Bill Withers, Kazumi Watanabe, Chaka Khan, LL Cool J and Flavio Sala.

Miller has won numerous Grammy Awards as a producer for Miles Davis, Luther Vandross, David Sanborn, Bob James, Chaka Khan and Wayne Shorter. He won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song in 1992, for Luther Vandross’ “Power of Love” and in 2001 he won for Best Contemporary Jazz Album for his seventh solo instrumental album, M².

In 2012 Miller was appointed an UNESCO Artist for Peace supporting and promoting the UNESCO Slave Route Project. His 2015 album, Afrodeezia, earned a Grammy Award nomination in 2016 for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.

This video was recorded live at the 2016 Saint Emilion Jazz Festival where Miller fronted a band that featured then 16 year-old phenom Tom Ibarra on guitar playing a version of a composition Miller wrote for Miles Davis entitled Tutu.

Band members: Marcus Miller (bass), Russell Gunn (trumpet), Alex Han (sax), Brett Williams (keys), Alex Bailey (drums) and Tom Ibarra (guitar).

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