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“I Vincent Wilburn Jr., drummer and nephew of Miles Davis, and Cheryl A. Davis, daughter of Miles Davis, want to clarify that “Blue” the ultimate tribute by the band Mostly Other People Do The Killing, is not supported by us, nor done with our cooperation or participation."

LEGACY RECORDINGS ANNOUNCES LIMITED EDITION VINYL EXCLUSIVES FOR RECORD STORE DAY'S ANNUAL BLACK FRIDAY EVENT (FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2014)

New David Bowie 10" Single Leads Legacy's RSD Black Friday 2014 Line-Up

New Legacy Vinyl Collectibles include Releases by Aaliyah, Bessie Smith, Dave Matthews Band, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Satriani, The Kinks, Miles Davis, OutKast, Wham!, Wu Tang Clan and the "American Hustle" Soundtrack

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Vince Wilburn, Jr., nephew of late jazz icon Miles Davis, oversees Miles Davis Properties, LLC, along with Erin Davis (son of Miles) and Cheryl Davis (daughter of Miles). ...He will be part of CBGB’s Talks with Miles Davis Estate and host Alan Light. It takes place on Friday, October 10 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Helen Mills Theatre.

What does the spirit of CBGBs mean to you?

MILES DAVIS ESTATE & CBGBs MUSIC & FILM FESTIVAL PRESENT

Peaceful Journey to James P. Rose, better known as Jim or J.R. Rose, was the road manager for Miles in The 70's & 80's.

Our Condolences to The Rose Family. J.R. attended the "Miles Davis Way Event" on May 26th with The Family. We Love You Jim!

Cheryl, Erin & Vince.

WHO:
Erin Davis (son of Miles) and Vince Wilburn, Jr. (nephew of Miles), representing Miles Davis Properties, LLC, Alan Light (NY Times, Rolling Stone)and special guests.

WHAT:
"CBGB'S Talks" features an intimate dialogue with the Miles Davis Estate, including Erin Davis (son of Miles) and Vince Wilburn, Jr. (nephew of Miles), hosted by award-winning journalist Alan Light. The Q&A will offer a rare glimpse into the psyche of an iconic, music legend, as told by close family members who have both toured and recorded with Miles.


(Photo courtesy of Susan Olsen)

5/26/26 - 9/28/91

"We love & we miss you Chief" --
Erin Davis & Vince Wilburn, Jr.

"I love you and I miss you Father"
Cheryl Davis

Keyboardist Chick Corea's father was a jazz trumpeter who got his son started in music. It was another jazz trumpeter, Miles Davis, who launched Corea on the road to success in music.

"Miles was a great leader in the second half of the 20th century. ...When he had an idea to hear his music a certain way, he didn't ask for licenses. He didn't call the government or ask his musicians or a critic," Corea said. "He went ahead and pursued his idea."

Actor Don Cheadle, who directed and stars in the upcoming Miles Davis film, Miles Ahead, was interviewed recently about the movie by The New York Times and JazzTimes. Here are excerpts from both pieces:

...When Miles Davis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, his nephew Vincent Wilburn, Jr. (who had played drums in his uncle’s band during the comeback period) announced at a news conference that the family was moving forward with a film about Davis, and that Mr. Cheadle was going to play the role.

With rare inner circle access, discover Glen Craig’s insight into the jazz master Miles Davis' personal life through his images exhibiting at the photokina Leica Gallery: http://bit.ly/1D07h6u

Ask Glen questions about his work and experience photographing Miles Davis on Tuesday, September 16, from 1-2pm CEST during our live Twitter chat with him: http://on.fb.me/1t9oOCn. #DasWesentliche

SFJAZZ concluded its Summer Sessions 2014 with a four-concert “Festival of the Trumpet” programming showcasing the instrument in a variety of settings. ...With the Miles Electric Band concert on Aug. 23, ...the performance opened with an audio recording of Davis, along with a video presentation that included vintage pictures of various Miles Electric Band musicians (including drummer and nephew Vince Wilburn, Jr. and bass guitarist Darryl Jones) with their legendary bandleader.

There was one other unforgettable musical experience from the past week I 'forgot' to mention. Hehe! I played with The Miles Electric Band Saturday night in San Francisco. It's been more than thirty years since I got my start with Miles and more than twenty years since the last time I had the honor and joy of performing with him. In all the years since then, I've wished I could play with him now, understanding more fully many of the things he was trying to reveal to us back then. Playing with MEB, I come as close as possible to doing just that.

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