We kindly inform you that Marcus Miller (8.7.) will be in Križanke. We recommend adequate clothing for protection against rain. Thank you for your understanding.
Ljubljana Festival discounts do not apply to the concert by Marcus Miller.
Simultaneous purchases of tickets for the concerts by Marcus Miller and Stanley Clarke, the price of tickets for both events is 45€. Simultaneous purchase is available only at Križanke Box Office.
Marcus Miller, bass, bass clarinet
Russell Gunn, trumpet
Alex Han, saxophone
Julian Pollack, keyboards
James Francies, keyboards
Alex Bailey, drums
Marcus Miller has been dubbed one of the most influential artists of our time. At the top of his game for over 30 years, he is a two-time Grammy Award winner, winner of the 2013 Edison Award for Lifetime Achievement In Jazz (Holland), winner of the 2010 Victoire du Jazz (France) and in 2013 was appointed a UNESCO Artist For Peace. His characteristic bass sound can be heard on a limitless catalogue of musical hits: Bill Withers’s “Just The Two Of Us”, Luther Vandross’s “Never Too Much”, songs from Chaka Khan, David Sanborn, Herbie Hancock, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Elton John and Bryan Ferry, to name but a few. With his distinctive style – a unique combination of funk, groove and soul – Miller has been referred to as one of the most significant bass players in jazz, R&B, fusion and soul. Bass Player magazine includes him on its list of ten most influential jazz players of this generation. Most Miller aficionados know that, as a composer, he has more than 20 film credits to his name. After several years of touring in Miles Davis’s band in the early 1980s, Miller developed a close professional and personal relationship with Davis, which led to his collaboration on three critically acclaimed albums, the most famous being Tutu. The album and title song, which Miller composed, produced, arranged and performed on, is widely regarded as a significant addition to the canon of contemporary jazz music. Not only did the album win two Grammys, it is considered to be one of the definitive Miles Davis albums. Our first encounter with Marcus Miller in Slovenia came in 2002 when he appeared in a series of studio concerts filmed for national TV. A year later, as part of the 51st Ljubljana Festival, he performed to a packed Križanke alongside Gilberto Gil, Maria Bethânia, Milton Nascimento and Hiram Bullock. In 2009 he thrilled the audience at Kino Šiška with his project Tutu Revisited, The Music Of Miles Davis, one of the inaugural concerts at Ljubljana’s then brand-new “Centre for Urban Culture”.
“…there’s jazz that appeals to intellectuals and jazz that people are into because it just feels good… this will always be an important component of the music.” / Marcus Miller