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  • Autographed bass auctioned for Chi Cheng

    A 2001 Fender Precision Bass is being auctioned to help raise money for the medical needs of Deftone bassist Chi Cheng. The bass is autographed by Green Day’s Mike Dirnt, Rush’s Geddy Lee and notable session players Reggie Hamilton, Stu Hamm, Victor Bailey, Marcus Miller and others. The bass was also autographed by Cheng before... »

  • SMV: Making Thunder Photo Book

    Photographer Steven Parke released a behind-the-scenes book, SMV : making THUNDER last year, and we missed it (doh!) The book includes 40 never-before-seen photos of Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten in studio, recording their Thunder album. The book is available in both soft and hard cover formats, via Blurb. Preview the book here. »

  • Marcus Miller: Repetition (and new tour!)

    Check out bassist Marcus Miller, jamming with Manu Katche and Mark Robertson on a French TV’s “One Shot Not”. Miller is preparing to tour Japan and Europe this fall (beginning September 9th) with a new show called “Tutu Revisited – The Music of Miles Davis featuring Christian Scott.” The band lineup is Miller on bass... »

  • Marcus Miller: SMV solo & Michael Jackson Tribute

    Marcus Miller takes a solo break during a recent SMV concert at The Olympia in Paris, France (the show was on July 3, 2009). During the solo, Marcus quotes Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature” and the Jackson 5’s “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)”, and even grabs the bass clarinet for part of the performance.... »

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  • SMV: Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten in Studio Interview and Performance

    SMV: Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten in Studio Interview and Performance

    SMV, the bass supergroup formed by Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten recorded a video before their tour, including live performances and interviews. In this segment, the bassists give their insight into bass playing, SMV and the direction of bass exposure. It also includes a special live studio performance on the opening track “Los... »

  • Freihofer’s Jazz Festival

    The 32nd annual Freihofer’s Jazz Festival kicks off on June 27th, in Saratoga Springs, NY, with over 20 performances taking place during the two-day event. On Saturday, June 27, the festival kicks off with performances by SMV – Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten, Gary Burton Quartet Revisited with Steve Swallow, Pat Metheny and Antonio... »

  • SMV to headline Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

    A festival with likely the longest name in festival history, The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF), kicks off today and runs through June 20th, in Rochester, NY. SMV, the bass trio consisting of Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten is among the festival’s headlining acts. More than 800 musicians will perform in more... »

  • Marcus Miller adds solo shows during SMV Tour

    In between playing shows with SMV (Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, and Victor Wooten), Marcus Miller will play three shows: one in Massachusetts and two in New York. The shows are as follows: 6/11 – House of Blues – Boston, Massachusetts 6/12 – Nokia Theatre – NYC, New York 6/13 – Eastman Theatre In addition, don’t... »

  • Best of Marcus Miller tab book released

    Hal Leonard has released Best of Marcus Miller, an instructional book containing 23 transcriptions of Miller’s work. Transcriptions include: Big Time Blast Boomerang Bruce Lee Could It Be You Ethiopia Forevermore Funny La Villette Lonnie’s Lament Maputo Mountain Dance Nikki’s Groove Panther Power Rampage Rio Funk Run For Cover Scoop Strum 3 Deuces Tutu What... »

  • SMV: Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, and Victor Wooten tour updates

    Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten are back on tour, supporting their release, Thunder: Jun 7: Capital Jazz Festival in Columbia, MD Jun 8: Carolina Theater in Durham, NC Jun 11: House of Blues in Boston, MA Jun 12: Nokia Theatre in New York, NY Jun 13: Eastman Theatre in Rochester, NY Jun 26:... »