Detroit and Miami Celebrate Miles with Tribute Shows

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will present four colleagues of jazz legend Miles Davis at Orchestra Hall on Friday, February 4 in their tribute to his musical legacy with Four Generations of Miles.

Each member of this quartet of jazz heavyweights, which includes Sonny Fortune (saxophone), Wallace Roney (trumpet), Jimmy Cobb (drums) and Buster Williams (bass) has collaborated with Davis during radically different phases of his 45-year performing career. Joining this quartet of Davis contemporaries will be Larry Willis (piano), an internationally-renown jazz musician with a career spanning four decades.

Tickets for Four Generations Of Miles range in price from $19 to $63. For more information, go to

Also, in Miami, The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County presents Jazz Roots: Celebrating Miles.

‘The program features an all-star lineup of jazz greats and former Miles Davis collaborators paying tribute to one of the greatest jazz innovators of our time, on February 25, 2011 in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall of the Adrienne Arsht Center.

Jazz Roots: Celebrating Miles will showcase the two musical sides of this legendary artist’s work. The first half of the program features Miles Davis protégé and trumpeter extraordinaire Wallace Roney, with his sextet, featuring acclaimed bassist Ron Carter, one of the original members of the Second Great Miles Davis Quintet. This section of the program will focus on Davis’s acoustic period, featuring the music from his classic Columbia albums, Milestones, Round About Midnight, and leading up to what is arguably the most important jazz record in modern history, Kind of Blue.

The second half of the concert highlights the electric side of Miles Davis with legendary musician, producer and bass guitarist Marcus Miller, bringing his highly anticipated show, Tutu Revisited: The Music of Miles Davis, giving an inside look into the making and artistry of one of the greatest pieces of music ever produced.

Tickets range from $25 to $130. For more information, go to

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