In June, M & M…the Afro Persian Experience performed for thousands at the Armory in Seattle Center for the 13th annual Seattle Iranian Festival. This wonderful event showcases and celebrates the song, and dance inherent in the Persian culture. The event also brings together artisans of crafts and foods to celebrate for one weekend.Read More
Recently Universe X & the Apostles of Funk made a voyage to Los Angeles. They hadn’t been there in a some time and it was time to drop some more funky vibrations on the masses.Read More
Recently the duo of Mehdi Bagheri & Marcus L. Miller a.k.a. M & M…the Afro-Persian Experience, traveled to San Bernardino’s CSUSB Coyote radio station to promote an upcoming performance at CSUSB on Thursday Nov. 15, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Here’s an excerpt from the broadcast.Read More
Artist/percussionist Marcus L. Miller performs at the annual World Indigenous Peoples Day celebration in San Bernardino, CA hosted by Valley College. Here’s an excerpt of Miller’s solo performance on the African djun djun drums.Read More
Wednesday October 3, 2018, was a special night at the Santa Monica pier. The event was called the Twilight music festival. Various L.A. based artists performed on multiple stages. Featured on the Pan Pacific stage was the collaboration of DJ Nnamdi, Leon Mobley, & Marcus L. Miller. This trio, collectively known as Babalaje, played 2 sets of fiery Afro beat, Congolese, & Brazilian samba grooves.Read More
Earlier this year, artist/percussionist Marcus Miller had the chance to return to his home state of Virginia to do a concert performance with the Lula Washington Dance Theatre and his ensemble for the VA Arts festival.
Miller's ensemble features James A. Forbes (piano/keyboards) and Antonio Gardner Jr. (guitar).
On Wednesday October 12, 2016, artist/percussionist Marcus Miller was invited to perform at the 19th annual Indigenous People's Day Festival at San Bernardino Valley College. The event featured a variety of performers including the Aztec dancers and drummers, a Samoan dancer, Capoiera Angola, a Peruvian fusion band, and Miller's solo drums. Enjoy this positive vibration!Read More
An excerpt from a recent 2016 concert performance featuring the Marcus Miller Ensemble. The group performed the music of Miles Davis. In the bandstand, sits Dr. Alphonso White (trumpet, flugelhorn), Bobby Pierce (keyboards), Harvey Estrada (bass), Eric Garcia (guitar), Dexter Story (drums), and Marcus Miller (drums & percussion). The concert was a part of the Miles Davis exhibition at the William Grant Still art center in Los Angeles, CA.Read More
Dancer Myshell Tabu sits in with the Marcus Miller Ensemble for a special tribute to both Duke Ellington and Max Roach. The piece features Ms. Tabu's happy feet tapping out rhythmic melodic statements in exchange with drummer Marcus Miller's rhythmic grooves. The performance was a part of the 2015 Duke Ellington exhibition at the William Grant Still art center in Los Angeles, CA.Read More
This is an excerpt from a 2013 concert featuring the Marcus Miller Ensemble live at the William Grant Still art center in Los Angeles. This concert was apart of the Sun Ra music and art exhibition. The musical ensemble consisted of Dwight Trible (vocals), Dale Williams (guitar), Derf Reklaw (percussion), Michael Sessions (sax), Bobby West (keyboards), Edwin Livingston (bass), and Marcus Miller (drums).Read More
Poet Kamau Daaoud sits in with the Marcus Miller Ensemble to pay tribute to jazz legend Thelonius S. Monk. This 2010 concert was held at the William Grant Still art center featured Mehesh Balasooriya (piano), Miles Mosley (bass), and Marcus Miller (drums). This was a part of the "High Priest of Bop" exhibition.Read More
Artist/percussionist Marcus Miller and guitarist Gregg Wright join forces to pay tribute to blues legend William Huddy Leadbetter a.k.a. Leadbelly. This 2014 concert was held at the William Grant Still art center in Los Angeles, CA as a part of the Leadbelly exhibition.Read More