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Marcus Miller featuring a Special Tribute to Al Jarreau

Thu, Sep 7 -
Sun, Sep 10, 2017

$40.50 Service fee Included All purchases are nonrefundable/nonexchangeable.

In the event the show is canceled or rescheduled, the $6.00 service fee is nonrefundable.

Tickets may be purchased on-line or by phone.
Night of show seating typically available.

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes two-time Grammy winning bassist Marcus Miller for four nights and six shows. Band members are Alex Bailey (drums), Brett Williams (keys), Alex Han (sax) and Marquis Hill (trumpet). Show times Thursday and Sunday at 7:30pm. Show times Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Doors at 6:00pm Thursday and 5:30pm Friday - Sunday.

artist info

Two-time Grammy winning bassist and multi-instrumentalist, Marcus Miller has topped critics' and readers' polls for three decades. Miller’s international tours and extensive studio experience continue to inform his still-evolving style. The bassist and producer has a diverse musical background that allows him to feel at home just about anywhere. With his most recent album Afrodeezia he’s in an ideal position to pass along the lessons he has learned about drawing from the world while holding onto one’s individuality.

“My mind continues to be blown by the power of music to heal, to provide strength, to get people through unimaginable suffering. Afrodeezia was inspired by my role as a UNESCO Artist For Peace and spokesperson for the Slave Route Project.” I wanted Afrodeezia to be an extension of THAT - an acknowledgement and celebration of the different musical styles that grew out of the experience of slavery and the difficult, continuous, yet joyous journey to freedom.

On my last album Renaissance, I wrote a song entitled “Gorée” and my new album, Afrodeezia essentially picks up where “Gorée” left off. I recorded Afrodeezia in different locations from around the world. I wanted to go back to the original source of the rhythms that make up our musical heritage of jazz, soul, rhythm and blues… to follow these elements like footprints from their beginnings in Africa, to different ports along the slave route. That journey took my band and I from Morocco and Nigeria, to Paris, Sao Paulo, across the Caribbean to Louisiana, and finally, to the urban cities of the north: Chicago, Detroit, New York.

Music has played a vital role in our ability to persevere. When things seem hopeless we can always turn to music to find solace, hope and even joy. That's why the music that has emerged from this slave experience: spirituals, blues, dixieland, jazz, gospel, R&B, funk, rap… it all has so much emotional content. It's because this music carries our story. For a long time this was the only way to tell our story. Writing about it or singing about it was forbidden - so these stories were hidden in the rhythms. This is my way of paying tribute to these stories and the long journey of my African ancestors who became African-Americans and gave the world the musical gifts that resulted from this experience. I hope you enjoy the journey.


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