Marcus G. Miller is the first Music Director for the Foundation. He 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, Carnegie Hall, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. In addition, he has worked with jazz giants ELEW and Jazzmeia Horn, as well as major artists like Jon Batiste, The Fugees and Madonna.
Marcus maintains his interest in mathematics and physics by giving talks that highlight the relationship between math and music. He has been featured at two TED talks at The National Museum of Mathematics, and was invited to be the inaugural artist in residence with the Brown University Physics Department in 2022.
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.