Marcus Miller, Grammy winning bassist, was injured in a bus crash in Switzerland today. Swiss police said Miller was on a bus on a highway in central Switzerland with several members of his band when the bus flipped over, killing the driver and injuring several others. Police say that no other cars were involved in the Marcus Miller crash and that the cause of the accident was unknown, according to MSNBC.
The private bus, which was registered to a German company, was taking a bend leading onto the busy A2 Highway when it flipped clear over and landed on its side. The bus was carrying 13 people, 2 drivers, and 11 members of the Marcus Miller Band. The driver of the bus at the time sustained fatal injuries while all other passengers were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Marcus Miller has already been released from the hospital as well as band members Alex Han and Kris Bowers. Marcus Miller’s official Facebook page said that other members of the band were being kept in local hospitals overnight for observations.
The band was on its way to the Netherlands where they had a scheduled performance in the town of Hengelo. The band had recently played a show in Monte Carlo.
Over his career, the bassist has worked with jazz greats such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespiem and Wayne Shorter, according to his website. He won two Grammys, his first coming in 1991 for Best Rhythm & Blues Song (“Power of Love”) along with Luther Vandross and Teddy Vann, and the second came in 2001 for Best Contemporary Jazz Album (“M2”).
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