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ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Alex Han: Embracing The Spirit

Read "Alex Han: Embracing The Spirit" reviewed by Liz Goodwin

With a bold, invigorating, and adventurous sound, alto/soprano saxophonist and composer Alex Han is a sonic force on his debut CD, Spirit.

The project was produced by none other than the 2009 Berklee College of Music graduate's longtime employer and friend, the incomparable Grammy-Award winning electric bassist/bass clarinetist/producer/composer Marcus Miller for Miller's own label, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Marcus Miller at Yoshi's Oakland

Read "Marcus Miller at Yoshi's Oakland" reviewed by Walter Atkins

Marcus Miller
Yoshi's Oakland
Oakland CA
June 5, 2015

Multi GRAMMY winner and UNESCO Artist for Peace Marcus Miller played five sold out shows with his band over the weekend at Yoshi's Oakland. The set featured songs from his new album Afrodeezia (Blue Note Records) that paid homage to the African ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Kris Bowers: A Deeper Look into Heroes + Misfits

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Kris Bowers is a pristine example of what the term prodigy embodies. In 2011, at the tender age of 22, he became the winner of the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition. Bowers also received an astute musical education at Julliard School of Music in New York--receiving a Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Film ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Marcus Miller and Mustapha Baqbou at Essaouira Festival 2014

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Marcus Miller and Mustapha Baqbou
Place Moulay El Hassan
Essaouira Festival
Essaouira, Morocco
June 14, 2014

On Saturday a rebirth was being prepared at Essaouira Festival. The most awaited artist of the festival, bassist/composer Marcus Miller was going to play with accomplished gnaoua vocalist and guembri player, Mustapha Baqbou. At ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Marcus Miller: Renaissance Man

Read "Marcus Miller: Renaissance Man" reviewed by Pheralyn Dove

[Editor's Note: On Sunday, November 25, 2012, All About Jazz learned that Marcus Miller sustained non-life-threatening injuries during a bus crash on the A2 highway in central Switzerland. Unfortunately, the driver was killed in the accident. Online sources report that the bus was carrying 13 people, including two drivers and the 11 members Miller's band. The ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Istanbul Jazz Festival: Istanbul, Turkey, July 3-19, 2012

Read "Istanbul Jazz Festival: Istanbul, Turkey, July 3-19, 2012" reviewed by James Pearse

Istanbul Jazz Festival
Istanbul, Turkey
July 3-19, 2012
Istanbul, the second largest city in the world, has become an important meeting point in countless ways.

Founded in around 660 BC by King Byzas, captured by the Romans and later by Sultan Mehmed II to become the capital of the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul was, despite its ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Marcus Miller: Casablanca, Morocco, April 24, 2012

Marcus Miller: Casablanca, Morocco, April 24, 2012

By Mehdi El Mouden A number of great American jazzmen have visited Morocco to play in the numerous jazz festivals organized throughout the year, to name Archie Shepp,Randy Weston,Roy Hargroove,Peter Cincotti and many other American figures who made their stamp on Jazz History. This time was Marcus Miller's turn to tread Jazzablanca's stage on a memorable evening ...