Presentation on theme: "Marcus Miller By: Brendan Nichols. Timeline Born on june 14 1959 Played many instruments and wrote songs at 13, 1972 Spent 15 years as a sideman."— Presentation transcript:
Marcus Miller By: Brendan Nichols
Timeline Born on june Played many instruments and wrote songs at 13, 1972 Spent 15 years as a sideman Member of the Saturday night live band Won most valuable player award
Biography Marcus Miller was born on June 14, 1959 in Brooklyn, New York. He was raised In a musical family that includes his father, William miller and jazz pianist Wynton Kelly. He was proficient on the clarinet, bass guitar, and was already writing songs. Miller spent approximately 15 years performing as a sideman or session musician, observing how band leaders operated. During that time he also did a lot of arranging and producing. He was a member of the Saturday Night Live band He wrote the intro to Aretha Franklin's 'I Wanna Make It Up To You'. He has played bass on over 500 recordings including those of Luther Vandross, Grover Washington Jr., Roberta Flack, Carly Simon, McCoy Tyner, Bryan Ferry and Billy Idol. He won the "Most Valuable Player" award, (awarded by NARAS to recognize studio musicians) three years in a row and was subsequently awarded "player emeritus" status and retired from eligibility. In the nineties, Miller began to make his own records, putting a band together to take advantage of touring opportunities.