Marcus Miller

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Marcus Miller is a renowned American jazz musician, composer, producer and radio host. He was designated as a UNESCO Artist for Peace on 4 July 2013. In this capacity, Marcus Miller supports and promotes UNESCO’s Slave Route Project, raising awareness about a phenomenon that has had a profound impact on the modern world, from religion and culture to the human rights movement.

Two-time Grammy-winner Marcus Miller is best known as an electric bassist, but he is also an accomplished keyboardist, clarinetist/ bass clarinetist. He has over 500 recording credits to his name on albums across a broad spectrum of musical styles, from jazz to R&B and opera, working with such legendary artists as Miles Davis, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Eric Clapton and many others.

Miller began working with UNESCO in April 2012, when he took part in the first International Jazz Day. He also participated in the events at United Nations Headquarters in March 2013, commemorating the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, celebrated each 25 March. This Day was adopted by a UN Resolution in 2007 to complement UNESCO’s International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade, the abolition of which is commemorated every year on 23 August.

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