Marcus Miller wants to spread curiousity, imagination, and beauty through his work in music, mathematics and other fields of interest.
He began studying saxophone at age nine and, with the help of world renown saxophonist Bruce Williams (Roy Hargrove, Juilliard, World Saxophone Quartet), developed a passion that put him on stage at 13. With gifts extending beyond music, he graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Mathematics. After a short stint at a major hedge fund he moved to New York City to pursue music. He soon developed a reputation as a versatile and virtuosic player, while studying music production and engineering under Grammy-Winning Engineer “Bassy” Bob Brockman (Notorious B.I.G, Herbie Hancock, D'Angelo).
Marcus has performed at the Obama White House, Madison Square Garden, The World Economic Forum at Davos, The Montreux Jazz Festival, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert alongside Jon Batiste, Carnegie Hall. In addition, he has worked with musical giants ELEW and Jazzmeia Horn. He works as a teaching artist at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and was noted as an Artist of Distinction by the state of New Jersey.
Marcus maintains his interest in mathematics and physics by giving talks and performances that combine Math and Music. He has spoken at the University of Michigan, Istanbul, University of Georgia, Brown University, Hong Kong, TEDSummit 2019 in Edinburgh, and TEDxOttawa 2019. He has also held a regular series at the National Museum of Mathematics in New York City. He hopes to encourage people to become more aware of the beauty in mathematics and the power of imagination.
Photographs featuring Leo Sorel