SMV (band)

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GenresJazz, Jazz-funk, funk
Years active2008–2009
LabelsHeads Up International
MembersStanley Clarke
Marcus Miller
Victor Wooten

SMV was a bass guitar supergroup formed in 2008. The group's name comes from the first initials of each of its members, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, and Victor Wooten.

The collaboration gained momentum when the three first played together at a concert held by Bass Player magazine in New York City in 2006, where Miller and Wooten joined on stage to present Clarke with the magazine's Lifetime Achievement Award.[1]

SMV's debut album, Thunder, was released on August 12, 2008, with a supporting world tour beginning the same month.[2]

Stanley Clarke and Victor Wooten (left) and Marcus Miller (right) in 2009 at the Stockholm Jazz Festival.


  1. ^ Chris Jisi (July 2008). "Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller & Victor Wooten Join Forces as SMV". Bass Player. Archived from the original on 5 January 2009. Retrieved 2008-09-13.
  2. ^ "Marcus Miller News – June 7, 2008". Archived from the original on May 7, 2012. Retrieved 2008-06-19.

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