|1959||Born in Brooklyn, New York City on June 14th.
He was influenced by his pops was pianist at Episcopal Church and Jazz pianisit Wynton Kelly is his cousin.
|1964||Almost none of the right ears is known having scarlet fever.|
|1967||Started to play the recorder.|
|1969||Moved to Jamaica in Queens, New York.
Went to High School of Music and Art, Laguardia School of Performing Arts at present, to study music and a clarinet in earnest.
|1970||Fall into R&B to hear Jackson5 and began to be interested in a stringed instrument, particularly a bass|
|1973||Mastered a piano, the saxophone other than a clarinet, a bass.|
|1974||Got Fender Jazz bass for the first time these days by his mom.
Performed the first gig as a professional, the group name was "Harem River Drive." with Omar Hakim on drums and Ronnie Miller on gutar.
|1975||He became a house band member of "Saturday Night Live" on televison program and met David Sanborn there.
Omar Hakim introduced Marcus to Welldon Irvine.
|1976||First recording debut on "Egypt" as an interlude of Leny White's album "Big City"and also played Don Cherry's album called "Hear and Now".|
|1977||Joined Weldon Irvine's off-Broadway called "Young, Gifted, And Broke"
and met Poogie Bell there.
Started to work regularly in New York City, eventually playing bass and writing music for Lenny White and Lonnie Liston Smith mainly.
|1978||Decided to spend a life as a musician, dropped out Queen's college.
Composed and played the bass on "Sunset Burgundy" of Bobbi Humphrey's "Freestyle" produced" by Ralph Maconald.
|1979||As decided to spend a life as a musician, dropped out Queen's collge.
Played many albums as a studio musician, especially on GPR records Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen manage.
At the first time, Marcus experienced overseas recording for "Victim Of Love" by Elton John in Munch, Germany.
|1980||Came to Japan first for a member of GRP all-stars on March and again for
a member of Kazumi Watanabe's "To Chi Ka" tour.
When Luther and Marcus together were tour members for Roberta Flack and Peabo Bryson, they hit off right away there.
|1981||As Bill Evans recommend Marcus, he became to Miles comeback band member
to make "The Man With The Horn" and went long tour.
His bridge was changed from standard Fender one to a Bad-ass one, and also istalled Bartolini on-board pre-amp by Roger Sadowsky's modification to be albe to control sound in the studio.
He came to Japan for the The Brecker Brothers and Miles Davis
Performed at Montreux Jazz Festival for David Sanborn, Mike Mainieri, Neil Larsen, Buzzy Feiten, and Al Jarreau an Randy Craword.
|1982||Continued to Miles tour until the end of this year and left for his next music life step.|
|1983||First solo album "Suddenly" released from Warner Brothers.
Started to work as a producer and released "Backstreet" by David Sanborn, "Busy Body" by Luther Vandross, and "Dreams Of Tomorrow" by Lonnie Liston Smith.
|1984||Came to Japan as a member of David Sanborn.
Released second solo album called "Marcus Miller"
|1985||Started to play the Jamaican Kats, Lenny White and Bernard Wright together,
therefore this is the clue of unit for the Jamaica Boys.
Joined "Live Aid" for Bryan Ferry at Wembley studium in London, United Kingdom.
|1986||Made Miles "Tutu" album referring to George Duke's "Backyard Ritual" by Miles and Tommy LiPuma.|
|1987||Released debut album of The Jamaica Boys. The Member is Marcus, Lenny,
and Mark Stevens is Chaka Khan's younger brother.
EU's "Da Butt" composed by Marcus and Mark Stevens went to No.1 at peak position at Billboard Hot Black chart.
|1988||Though with no releasing Japan album, the Jamacia Boys came to Japan.
In Tokyo, David Sanborn and Hiram Bullock participated on the stage unexpectedly and Miles was in the live house. Miles, David, and Hiram were in Tokyo for "Live Under The Sky 1988".
Joined the house band with David Sanborn, Hiram, Omar, Philippe Saisse at NBC televison program "Night Music" and he worked as a musical director, too
|1989||Started to make music scores "House Party" in film areas for March 1990 released with Lenny White.|
|1990||Released "J-Boys" with Dinky Bingham on lead vocal instead of Mark Stevens and had 2nd tour in Japan.|
|1991||Got winner by "Power Of Love" with Luther on Best R&B song
at 34th Grammy Awards.
Performed "Live Under The Sky 1991" first in Japan as "Marcus Miller Project" featuring Joe Sample and Lalah Hathaway.
|1992||And again performed "Live Under The Sky 1992" as "Marcus
Miller Project" featuring David Sanborn
Moved from New York to Los Angeles considering his family and music activities.
|1993||Released "The Sun Don't Lie". It has been nine years since last solo album released.|
|1994||Engaged genuinely in solo artist having gigs with Kenny Garrett, Patches
Stewart, Dean Brown, Poogie Bell, and so on.
Changed from reed by wood to by plastic for bass clarinet by Benny Maupin's advice.
|1995||Released his 4th album called "Tales" and had Japan tour as a solo artist for the first time.|
|1996||Recorded all gigs in Tokyo, Fukuoka, Nagoya ,and Osaka to release coming "Live And More" album. Lalah joined at Osakan gig only.|
|1997||Marcus started to help Geman Dr. Edi Weitz is big fan to open Marcus' website.
Legends featuring Eric Clapton, David Sanborn, Joe Sample, and Steve Gadd, had European Jazz Festivals tour.
|1998||Broadcasted on ABC's television program called "After New Years Eve With David Sanorn". Marcus worked as musical director and played bassist.|
|1999||Again broadcasted "After New Years Eve With David Sanborn.
At Blue Note Tokyo gig, Eric Clapton was there.
|2000||Made his own studio called "Hannnial Studio".
Joined Bass Day 2000 at the Manhattan Ceter, New York.
|2001||Visited Japan for "M2" promotion and released on March 23rd.
In June, due to he left his Jazz Bass at the studio, he couldn't use it at first day stage at Osaka...
|2002||During Japan Tour in February, "Ｍ2" got a winner at Best Contemporay
Jazz Performance of the 44th Grammy Awards.
Released Official Bootleg Album called "The Ozell Tapes" and also recorded Knitting Factory gig at Holloywood for next DVD release.
|2003||7 Days Jazz and Mt. Fuji Jazz Festival in Japan with great artsits such
as Lalah, Take 6 , Kenny, Patches, Dean, Omar, and so on in August.
Luther's "Dance With My Father" went to No.1 position at Billboard Hot 200 album.
|2004||Played the bass on "A House Is Not A Home" with Alicia Keys' vocal for tribute to Luther at the stage of 46th Grammy Awards in Staple Centre, Los Angeles.|
|2005||Came to Japan for promotion of "Silver Rain" and released. And
then started tour from Japan first all over the world from February and
ended in December in Japan.
As a member of Herbie's Headhunters 05, he played in USA and Tokyo Jazz.
|2006||Released two best albums. The one is called "The Power - Essencial" in France featuring "Ooh" and the other is "Another Side Of Me" in Japan featuring "Black".|
|2007||Started tours of Indonesia, Korea, and Japan in March and finished in Japan in December.
Marcus hosted at North Sea Jazz Cruise on July 5th thru 17th.
|2008||Stanley Clarke, Marcus, and Victor Wooten called SMV released "Thunder"
album and had tour all over the world including Japan.
Played with Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra featuring Roy Hargrove and Raul Midon recorded at Monaco Opera House on November 29th.
|2009||"Tutu Revisited" tour was held featuring Christian Scott on trumpet, Alex Han on saxophone, Federico Gonzalez Pena on keys, and Ronald Bruner, Jr. on drums.|
|2010||Kazumi Wanatabe's "To Chi Ka" reunion with Mike, Warren, and Omar the first time in thirty year and his solo and his solo with NHK orchestra featuring Roberta Flack were performed at Tokyo Jazz.|
|2011||Marcus had great two special tours. One is "Tribute to Miles"
featuring Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter with Sean Jones and Sean Rickman
in Europe and the other is DMS came by George Duke, Marcus Miller, and
David Sanborn in USA and Japan with Federico and Louis.
He also presented "A Concert for Japanese Tsunami Relief" at Highline Ballrooms, NY featuring Raul Midon, Robert Glasper, Angelique Kidjo, Wallace Roney, Q-Tip, Vince Wilburn...on May 15th. Thank you, Marcus!
|2012||Continuing 2011, Jazz Cruise acted from January 15th to 22nd hosted by
David and Marcus.
From this year UNESCO officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day, Marcus joined every year.
Unfortunatley, tour bus crashed in Switzerland, the driver was killed, but Marcus, band members and tour staff with safe condition, though Rebekah and Louis injured in November.
|2013||Marcus was designated a UNESCO Artist for Peace at Headquarters in Paris in July as the official spokesperson for the UNESCO Slave Route Project.|
|2014||International Jazz Day was held in Osaka, after Paris, France 2012 and
Istanbule, Turkey 2013.
|2015||Current latest album "Afrodeezia" released during Japan tour in Februay.|
|2016||Came to join "Blue Note Jazz Festival in Japan" at Yokohama and he played unexpectedly to Earth, Wind, & Fire stage, too.|
|2017||Before the Smooth Jazz Cruise around Florida, Jamaica, Bahamas...., Marcus has Japan tour.|
Last Update December 3, 2016
Started again December 3, 2016
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