Marcus Miller began his studies in saxophone at age nine and, with the help of World Renown Saxophonist Bruce Williams (Roy Hargrove, World Saxophone Quartet), he developed a passion that put him on stage professionally at 13. With gifts extending beyond the music, he graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Mathematics. After a short stint at a multibillion dollar 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 Late Show with Stephen Colbert alongside Jon Batiste, Carnegie Hall, as well as recorded with Benny Blanco and Ryan Tedder. When not with his own group, he regularly performs with Grammy-Nominated Vocalist, Jazzmeia Horn. In addition, he is a speaker at the New Jersey Association of Music Educators, discussing music production and education, and was noted as an Artist of Distinction by the state of New Jersey.
Marcus maintains his interest in mathematics and physics through his project, Math + Music, an international public arts series which aims to use music as a way to explore technical and creative ideas. Since its inception he has spoken at the University of Michigan, Hong Kong, and secured a residency at the National Museum of Mathematics in New York City. His goal is to inspire the world to think outside of the box.
Photographs featuring Leo Sorel