Tribute to Ralph MacDonald with Marcus Miller and Etienne Charles directing the Frost Studio Jazz Band


March 5, 2024    
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Marcus Miller joins forces with the Frost Studio Jazz Band under the direction of Etienne Charles to pay homage to one of his revered mentors, Ralph MacDonald. A Grammy award-winning percussionist and composer, MacDonald is celebrated for his mastery of Afro-Caribbean rhythms and his contributions to numerous chart-topping hits. Together, Miller, Charles, and the Frost jazz ensembles present a captivating multi-media tribute honoring MacDonald’s enduring legacy. 

Guest artist, bassist, Marcus Miller is hailed as one of the most influential musicians of our era, boasting a career spanning over three decades at the forefront of his craft. With a plethora of accolades under his belt, including two Grammy awards and the prestigious title of UNESCO Artist For Peace, Miller’s impact on the music scene is undeniable. His distinctive bass sound resonates throughout an extensive repertoire of iconic tracks, from Bill Wither’s “Just The Two Of Us” to Luther Vandross’ “Never Too Much,” as well as compositions by luminaries such as Chaka Khan, David Sanborn, Herbie Hancock, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Elton John, and Bryan Ferry, among others. This concert will also be livestreamed on YouTube. Tickets are $15 to $50 here: There is Valet Parking for $10 and parking in lots. We like masks if you do. (UM – Coral Gables)