Treat both sides of your brain to a concert and conversation exploring the beauty of math and science with saxophonist, mathematician, and Grace Farms Music Director Marcus G. Miller, his band, IWM, and theoretical physicist and Professor of Physics at Brown University, Stephon Alexander!
Marcus Miller began studying saxophone at age nine and developed a passion that put him on stage at 13. With gifts extending beyond music, he graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Mathematics. After a short stint at a major hedge fund he moved to New York City to pursue music. He soon developed a reputation as a versatile and virtuosic player, while studying music production and engineering under Grammy-Winning Engineer “Bassy” Bob Brockman (Notorious B.I.G, Herbie Hancock, D’Angelo).
Marcus has performed at the Obama White House, Madison Square Garden, The World Economic Forum at Davos, The Montreux Jazz Festival, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert alongside Jon Batiste, and Carnegie Hall. In addition, he has worked with jazz giants ELEW and Jazzmeia Horn, as well as major artists like The Fugees and Madonna.
Marcus maintains his interest in mathematics and physics by giving talks and performances that combine Math and Music. He has been featured at TEDSummit 2019, TEDxOttawa 2019, Brown University, University of Georgia, and University of Michigan. He hopes to encourage people to become more aware of the potential for mathematics and music to serve as routes to personal, spiritual, and community development.
This program is recommended for adults and students ages 14 and older, but visitors of all ages with an interest in music, math, and science are welcome.