Marcus Miller Net Worth

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William Henry Marcus Miller, Jr. net worth is
$5 Million

William Henry Marcus Miller, Jr. Wiki Biography

William Henry Marcus Miller, Jr., born on the 14th June 1959, is an American musician, composer and producer who excelled in the field of Jazz. He became famous for his exceptional bass guitar playing skills and for working with various artists like Luther Vandross, Miles Davis, and Bill Withers.

So how much is Miller’s net worth? As of early 2017, based on authoritative sources it is reported to be $5 million, acquired from his years as a musician, working with various artists and his own albums during a career which began in the mid-‘70s.

Marcus Miller Net Worth $5 million

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Miller is the son of William Miller, a choir director and church organist, and Wynton Kelly, a jazz pianist. His parents influence led him to pursue music at an early age – he was classically trained in playing the clarinet and also played guitar, saxophone and keyboards. To hone his talent, Miller attended the Laguardia School of Performing Arts during his high school years. After matriculation, he decided to study and play music at the same time, and so attended Queens College while playing in small gigs with various local. However, his busy schedule caused him to burn out, so he decided to quit school and focus in music.

Miller began playing in New York as a session musician. He worked with various artists like Mariah Carey, Bill Withers, Chaka Khan, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson and Flavio Sala; overall, he contributed to a total of 500 albums.

Aside from being a session musician, in 1988 through 1989 he was able to land a spot in “Saturday Night Live’s” house band. He also started arranging and producing music, and worked with various well-known artists. It was also during the ‘80s that he released his first two albums – “Suddenly” and “Marcus Miller”. Although his albums didn’t succeed very well commercially, his various collaborations still helped his career and his net worth.

Miller is also a well-renowned composer, aside from playing multiple instruments. He helped artist Miles Davis write some of his songs for his album “Tutu”. He also worked with songs like “Chicago Song”, “Power of Love”, “’Til My Baby Comes Home”, and “For You to Love”.

In 1993, Miller released another album entitled “The Sun Don’t Lie”, which did gain success and even garnered a Grammy Award nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. After two years, he followed it up with another album entitled “Tales”, which also received a positive response
Miller has also won many awards for his various works. As a producer he won a Grammy Award for his collaboration with Luther Vandross, David Sanborn, Chaka Khan, and Miles Davis. He also won another Grammy for Luther Vandross’ “Power of Love” in the category Best R&B Song. In 2001, his album “M2” won Best Contemporary Jazz Album.

Today, Miller is still active in the world of music. He hosts his radio show “Miller Time with Marcus Miller”, still works with various artists and even scores films, and in 2015 released his latest album “Afrodeezia” which earned him another Grammy nomination.

In his personal life, Marcus Miller is married to Brenda, and they have four children.

Full NameMarcus Miller
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthJune 14, 1959
Place Of BirthBrooklyn, New York City, NY
Height1.89 m
ProfessionMusician, Composer, Producer
EducationQueens College, City University of New York, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
SpouseBrenda Miller
ParentsWilliam Miller
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album, Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, Run for Cover, Blast, B's River
AlbumsAfrodeezia 2015 Tutu Revisited 2011 The Sun Don't Lie 1993 Silver Rain 2005 Renaissance 2012
Music GroupsSMV, Scritti Politti
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Grammy Award for Best Surround Sound Album, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction, NAACP Image Award for Outs...
MoviesNight School: An Evening with Stanley Clarke & Friends, David Sanborn: Live at Montreux 1984, The Key
1Pork pie hat
1One of the rare musicians who has worked with both Frank Sinatra and Billy Idol.
2Counts musician Ralph MacDonald as a major influence.
3Recipient of the Victoire de France Award (2010).
4His 2015 CD "Afrodeezia" was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. (December 7, 2015).
5Marcus worked with Dunlop to develop the Marcus Miller Super Bright Bass Strings (January 2015).
6Marcus worked with Sire Guitars to develop the Sire Marcus Miller M3 and V7 jazz basses, high quality and versatile instruments at affordable prices. (March 2015).
7Marcus was interviewed by legendary radio personality Pat Prescott on 94.7 the WAVE in Los Angeles to promote "the Academy Celebrates the Black Movie Soundtrack" at the Hollywood Bowl (August 2014).
8"Afrodeezia" debuted at #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart (March 27, 2015).
9Marcus was elected to the Board of Directors of ASCAP, to serve a two year term beginning on April 1, 2015.
10"Afrodeezia" debuted at #1 on the iTunes jazz chart (March 18, 2015).
11Featured artist in the UNESCO International Jazz Day all-star concert in Paris, France (April 2015).
12Marcus sat in with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra on David Letterman (March 16, 2015).
13Marcus and Reginald Hudlin teamed up to present The Academy Celebrates the Black Movie Soundtrack at the Hollywood Bowl with special guests including John Beasley, Bilal, Kris Bowers, Louis Cato, Lauren Connelly, Anthony Hamilton, Lalah Hathaway, En Vogue, Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum, Flavor Flav, Public Enemy, Melvin Ragin aka Wah Wah Watson, Craig Robinson, Ramon Yslas and many others along with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra conducted by Vincent Mendoza. (September 3, 2014).
14Cousin of legendary jazz pianist Wynton Kelly.
15Graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.
16Early in his recording career when he did a lot of session work, Marcus 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.
17Composed and arranged the Grammy Award winning Miles Davis CD "Tutu" (1986).
18Voted best Electric Bass player in the 1987 DownBeat annual readers' poll.
19Former member of The Jamaica Boys. Their biggest hit was the song, "Shake It Up!" (Reprise 21463) featured in House Party (1990). It peaked at #11 on Billboard's R&B charts.
20Has four children.
21Marcus is a multi-instrumentalist with recording credits including electric bass, acoustic bass, fretless bass, bass clarinet, clarinet, clavinet, drum programming, drums, guitar, handclapping, keyboards, organ, piano, scratching, shaker, sitar, soprano saxophone, synths, tambourine, tenor saxophone, triangle, udu, background vocals, and more.
22Has played on, co-produced and/or contributed arrangements to most of Luther Vandross' albums including the multi-platinum, Grammy Award winning CD "Power of Love" and Grammy Award winning song "Power of Love/Love Power" (1991).
23Voted Bassist of the year by the readers of Bass Player magazine (1995).
24Lives in Los Angeles, California.
25Marcus has worked with David Sanborn on several of his records over the years. Those records have won 5 Grammy Awards, and 7 have been certified Gold by the RIAA.
26Marcus wrote an article about his friend and colleague, guitarist Hiram Bullock, for JazzTimes Magazine (March 2009).
27Voted best Electric Bass player in the 2010 JazzTimes annual readers' poll.
28Voted best Electric Bass player in the 2011 DownBeat annual readers' poll.
29Voted best Electric Bass player in the 2012 annual JazzTimes readers' poll.
30Recipient of the IFPI Gold Record for his CD "Tutu Revisited" (2012).
31Featured artist in the UNESCO International Jazz Day all-star concert in New York City (April 2012).
32His 2012 CD "Renaissance" debuted at #1 on the Billboard Jazz chart.
33Featured artist in the UNESCO International Jazz Day all-star concert in Istanbul, Turkey (April 2013).
34He was appointed a UNESCO Artist for Peace and he serves as a spokesperson for the UNESCO Slave Route Project (July 2013).
35Recipient of the Radio 6 Soul and Jazz ICON Award (2013).
36Recipient of the Edison Jazz Lifetime Achievement Award (2013).
37Featured artist in the UNESCO International Jazz Day all-star concert in Osaka, Japan (April 2014).
38Marcus was a guest speaker at the Hollywood Walk of Fame induction ceremony for his friend and colleague Luther Vandross (June 3, 2014).
39Marcus was the featured guest in a live chat on iRock Jazz (June 18, 2014).
40Marcus was a co-host of the annual Red Cross Ball in Monaco (August 2014).
41Marcus, along with Stanley Clarke, Boney James and John Burk, was one of the producers of Al Jarreau's tribute CD "My Old Friend" celebrating the music of George Duke. The CD debuted at #1 on the Billboard Jazz chart. (August 2014).
42Marcus appears in the official Robert Glasper music video "I Stand Alone" with Common, Don Cheadle, Greg Phillinganes, Gregory Porter, Dianne Reeves, Christian Scott, Trombone Shorty, Patrick Stump and others (October 2014).
43Featured artist in the Monk Institute 2014 All-Star Gala honoring Bill Clinton along with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, DeeDee Bridgewater, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jimmy Heath, Chaka Khan, Queen Latifah, Pharrell Williams, Taj Mahal, John Mayer, Dianne Reeves, and other guests including Quincy Jones, Thelonious Monk Jr., Terence Blanchard, Randy Brecker, Don Cheadle, Roy Hargrove, Goldie Hawn, Arturo Sandoval, Kevin Spacey, Billy Dee Williams and others. (November 9, 2014).
44Marcus has been the recipient of several awards including two Grammy Awards - for Best Rhythm & Blues Song, "Power of Love/Love Power" (1991), and for Best Contemporary Jazz Album "M2" (2001).

Music Department

The Fundamentals of Caring2016composer: production company cues / musician: production company cues
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series musician - 2,346 episodes, 1993 - 2015 composer - 971 episodes, 1993 - 2015
The Late Late Show with Craig FergusonTV Series musician - 1,768 episodes, 2005 - 2015 composer - 141 episodes, 2005
Sonic HighwaysTV Mini-Series documentary composer - 8 episodes, 2014 musician - 8 episodes, 2014
About Last Night2014musician: musical score
We Made This Movie2012composer: production company cues / musician: production company cues
Reed Between the Lines2011TV Series musician - 11 episodes
Mardi Gras: Spring Break2011musician: musical score
Solidarity of Arts2011TV Movie musical director
When Families Grieve2010TV Movie composer: production company cues / musician: production company cues
Everybody Hates ChrisTV Series musician - 87 episodes, 2005 - 2009 composer - 77 episodes, 2007 - 2009
Parashat Ha-Shavua2009TV Series composer - 1 episode
Good Hair2009Documentary musician: musical score
The Youngest Candidate2008Documentary composer: production company cues / musician: production company cues
First Sunday2008composer: cues and themes
The Knights of ProsperityTV Series composer - 13 episodes, 2007 musician - 13 episodes, 2007
I Think I Love My Wife2007musician: musical score
The Pact2006Documentary musician: musical score
Everybody Loves RaymondTV Series musician - 207 episodes, 1996 - 2005 composer - 206 episodes, 1996 - 2005
King's Ransom2005musician: musical score
Strangers with Candy2005composer: production company cues / musician: production company cues
Breakin' All the Rules2004musician: musical score
EdTV Series composer - 83 episodes, 2000 - 2004 musician - 83 episodes, 2000 - 2004
1 Love2003musician: musical score
Head of State2003musician: musical score
Deliver Us from Eva2003musician: musical score
Serving Sara2002musician: musical score
The Trumpet of the Swan2001musician: musical score
Welcome to New YorkTV Series composer - 15 episodes, 2000 - 2001 musician - 15 episodes, 2000 - 2001
The Ladies Man2000musician: musical score
Later1999TV Series composer - 4 episodes
An American Love Story1999TV Mini-Series documentary musician - 10 episodes
After New Year's Eve with David Sanborn1999TV Movie composer: theme music / musical director
Lethal Weapon 41998composer: additional music
The Late Late Show with Tom SnyderTV Series composer - 8 episodes, 1995 - 1998 musician - 8 episodes, 1995 - 1998
Executive Target1997musician: bass samples
BonnieTV Series composer - 12 episodes, 1995 - 1996 musician - 12 episodes, 1995 - 1996
The High LifeTV Series composer - 8 episodes, 1996 musician - 8 episodes, 1996
Best of Comedy Live1995TV Movie musician: musical score
Housewives: The Making of the Cast Album1994Short composer: production company cues / musician: production company cues
The Arsenio Hall Show1994TV Series musician - 1 episode
Above the Rim1994musician: musical score
The Traveling Poet1993Short composer: production company cues / musician: production company cues
The BuildingTV Series composer - 5 episodes, 1993 musician - 5 episodes, 1993
Boomerang1992musician: musical score
Sunday NightTV Series composer - 22 episodes, 1988 - 1989 musical director - 22 episodes, 1988 - 1989 musician - 22 episodes, 1988 - 1989
Siesta1987music producer
Late Night with David Letterman1982TV Series composer - 38 episodes
American Playhouse1982TV Series composer - 24 episodes
Saturday Night Live1979-1980TV Series musician - 20 episodes


Ohne Filter - Musik pur: Marcus Miller in Concert2001Video
The Ladies Man2000
An American Love Story1999TV Mini-Series documentary
The Sixth Man1997
The Great White Hype1996
Best of Comedy Live1995TV Movie
A Low Down Dirty Shame1994
Above the Rim1994
House Party1990
Gazebo2015TV Series
Marcus2015Video documentary
Solidarity of Arts2014TV Movie
About Last Night2014
Fox 2 News in the Morning2012TV Series
Think Like a Man2012
Reed Between the Lines2011TV Series 15 episodes
Mardi Gras: Spring Break2011
Solidarity of Arts2011TV Movie
Everybody Hates Chris2005-2009TV Series 88 episodes
Good Hair2009Documentary
This Christmas2007
I Think I Love My Wife2007
Marcus Miller: Master of All Trades2006
The Pact2006Documentary
King's Ransom2005
Breakin' All the Rules2004
1 Love2003
Head of State2003
Deliver Us from Eva2003
Serving Sara2002
Two Can Play That Game2001
The Trumpet of the Swan2001
The Brothers2001music composed by


Think Like a Man2012performer: "Rooftop Love", "TW Jazz", "Reverie" / writer: "Rooftop Love", "TW Jazz", "Reverie"
Obsessed2009performer: "The Christmas Song"
Step Up 2: The Streets2008writer: "Shake Your Pom Pom"
First Sunday2008performer: "How Crazy", "Recruiting", "Put My Money on Joe" / writer: "How Crazy", "Recruiting", "Put My Money on Joe"
This Christmas2007arranger: "Deck the Halls 'Smart Like You' Version", "Joy to the World 'Kitchen Degree' Version", "Joy to the World 'Kool Aid' Version", "O' Tannenbaum 'Got a Name Holmes' Version", "Jingle Bells 'Girlfight' Version"
I Think I Love My Wife2007music: "All Night Long" / producer: "The Look of Love" / writer: "Could Be the One"
Save the Last Dance 22006Video arranger: "Nocturne Opus 9 #2", "Petits Battements", "The Swan", "Gymnopedies", "Adagio, Nocturne Op. 27-1" / producer: "Going to New York", "Nocturne Opus 9 #2", "Petits Battements", "The Swan", "Gymnopedies", "Adagio, Nocturne Op. 27-1", "Dvorak Variations" / writer: "Going to New York", "Dvorak Variations"
King's Ransom2005writer: "Da Butt"
Guess Who2005arranger: "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" 1976 / performer: "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" 1976 / producer: "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" 1976
Breakin' All the Rules2004performer: "Keep on Holdin' on" / writer: "Keep on Holdin' on"
The Brothers2001performer: "The Love Theme" / writer: "The Love Theme"
The Ladies Man2000"VSA Swing Song", "All This Time" / producer: "VSA Swing Song", "Close the Door", "All This Time"
Love Jones1997performer: "Rush Over" / writer: "Rush Over"
The Great White Hype1996arranger: "I've Got You Under My Skin" / producer: "I've Got You Under My Skin"
Mystery Science Theater 30001994TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bébé's Kids1992"All My Love" / producer: "All My Love"
The Super1991writer: "Da Butt"
Writer's Block1990Short writer: "Seven Years of Good Luck"
House Party1990writer: "Bad Boy / Having a Party", "Shake It Up"
Scrooged1988producer: "We Three Kings of Orient Are"
Midnight Crossing1988producer: "AFTER MIDNIGHT"
Frantic1988writer: "Chicago Song"
School Daze1988lyrics: "Da Butt" / music: "Da Butt" / producer: "Da Butt"
Siesta1987writer: "Theme for Agustine"
Choose Me1984writer: "Choose Me You're My Choice Tonight"
Bustin' Loose1981writer: "Lovin' You Is Such An Easy Thang To Do"
Cruising1980writer: "Herbal Scent"


Alonzo Bodden: Who's Paying Attention2011TV Movie thanks


Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity2017DocumentaryHimself
The Miles Davis Documentary2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Zero Gravity Live2016VideoHimself
Jazz at the White House2016TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Al Jarreau l'enchanteur2016DocumentaryHimself
Jazz for Japan2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2012-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
International Jazz Day2015Himself
Gazebo2015TV SeriesHimself: Musician
Late Show with David Letterman2015TV SeriesHimself: Musician
Marcus2015Video documentaryHimself
Solidarity of Arts2014TV MovieHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors2013TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Live in Lyon2013VideoHimself
International Jazz Day: Live in Istanbul2013VideoHimself
Power of Love: Quincy Jones & Sir Michael Caine's 80th Birthday Celebration2013TV MovieHimself
Finding the Funk2013DocumentaryHimself
Fox 2 News in the Morning2012TV SeriesHimself: Musician
Down the Rhodes: The Fender Rhodes Story2011DocumentaryHimself
Solidarity of Arts2011TV MovieHimself
The Wayman Tisdale Story2011DocumentaryHimself
North Sea Jazz Festival2007TV MovieHimself
Night School: An Evening with Stanley Clarke and Friends2007VideoHimself
Marcus Miller: Master of All Trades2006Himself
Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis: Showcase2006TV MovieHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2006TV MovieHimself
The Music Makers2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Legends: Live at Montreux2005VideoHimself
Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue2004DocumentaryHimself
Luther Vandross: From Luther with Love - The Videos2004Video documentaryHimself (segment "Dear Friends")
Journeys in Black2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The Miles Davis Story2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ohne Filter - Musik pur: Marcus Miller in Concert2001VideoHimself
After New Year's Eve with David Sanborn1999TV MovieHimself - Musician
The Arsenio Hall Show1994TV SeriesHimself
Sunday Night1989TV SeriesHimself
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1984-1987TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live1980-1981TV SeriesHimself - Musician

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Nominated Awards

2016GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Contemporary Instrumental AlbumFor the album "Afrodeezia."
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Music DirectionSunday Night (1988)

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