is a two-time Grammy Award winning artist whose latest release Afrodeezia, debuted at #1 on both the iTunes Jazz Chart and the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart.
A multi-instrumentalist, Miller is a proficient keyboardist, clarinetist as well as a world-renowned electric bassist. As a producer, writer and session player, he has worked with artists from virtual every music genre from rock, to jazz, to blues, to classical. Miller has collaborated with the icons of the industry including Miles Davis, for who he wrote the title song and produced the album TUTU. He also contributed to more than half of the albums for the late singer Luther Vandross. Miller won the first of his two Grammy Awards for the 1991 R&B Song of the Year “Power of Love/Love Power.”
The list of his solo recordings include: The Sun Don’t Lie (1993) Tales (1995), Live and More in 1997. Miller released M2 (“M-Squared”) on his own label and won his second Grammy in 2001 for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. A second double live CD, The Ozell Tapes: The Official Bootleg (2003) came next, followed by Silver Rain (2005) and Marcus in 2008. Free, A Night in Monte Carlo (with the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra), and Renaissance, gave him the chance to tour internationally with young musicians whose talents he’s recognized (as Miles did for him, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and others).
Afrodeezia was recorded in locations around the world. It was inspired by Miller’s role as a UNESCO Artist for Peace and spokesperson for the organization’s Slave Route Project. UNESCO stands for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.