Miles Davis alum, drummer Lenny White produces "Introducing Letizia Gambi," the debut record of Italian jazz artist Letizia Gambi, whom Sting praises as a "stunning vocalist." The project features an impressive lineup of stellar musicians including Gato Barbieri, Ron Carter, Chick Corea, Gil Goldstein, Wallace Roney and Patrice Rushen, in addition to Lenny White. Track #12 of this critically acclaimed work was recorded in the studio of Vince Wilburn, Jr., nephew of Miles Davis, who is currently performing with the Miles Electric Band.
MILES DAVIS HOUSE ROLLED OUT AT DIM MAK STUDIOS ON SEPTEMBER 28, CELEBRATING THE LIFE, MUSIC, ART, VISION AND GLOBAL INFLUENCE OF MUSIC ICON MILES DAVIS ON THE DATE OF HIS PASSING
A genre-bending oddyssey- the ultimate jam session!
We celebrate the life, art, vision and journey of music icon Miles Davis on the date of his passing, with an eclectic lineup of multi-genre buzzbands who pay homage to his global influence.
Friday, September 28th from 8 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Advance tickets: milesdavishouse.eventbrite.com
Playboy has selected Miles Davis' 1962 interview as one of its favorite from the past 50 years, and has republished it and other favorite interviews as specially designed e-books available for purchase. Get your copy of Miles Davis' interview here: http://amzn.to/OjUX6q
The Miles Davis family recently greeted Jazz great Ravi Coltrane at his Catalina Bar & Grill gig. Pictured from left to right: Ravi Coltrane; Marguerite Cantu (mother of Erin Davis); Erin Davis (son of Miles Davis) and Vince Wilburn, Jr. (nephew of Miles Davis) at Catalina's, following Coltrane's performance at the popular Los Angeles jazz club.
Photo by Ingrid C. Hertfelder
Vince Wilburn, Jr. visits his good friends – the world famous Neville Brothers - backstage at The Hollywood Bowl. The Nevilles brought some authentic New Orleans flava to the city of Los Angeles on a bill that also included Trombone Shorty. Wilburn, Jr. is also a critically acclaimed drummer and producer, who just performed a sold-out engagement at The Bowl and performs a regular gig at Hal’s in Venice, the last Monday of each month.
The Revivalist is showing some exclusive photos from the Miles Electric Band. The images are from the band's rehearsals when they performed at the June 27th tribute to Miles Davis at the Hollywood Bowl.
Photo credit: Ingrid C. Hertfelder
About halfway through June, I got a letter ... asking if I wanted to go to the Hollywood Bowl on the evening of June 27 for the unveiling of the Miles Davis postage stamp. ... I wrote back and said yes. I have been invited to a few Miles Davis events and appreciate the kindness of the Davis family very much. Days later, I got another letter asking if I would speak at the event. Hang out with a bunch of jazz fans and talk about Miles Davis? I'm in.
Here is Mati & The Music: 52 Record Covers 1955/2005, a limited edition book of 500 numbered copies including a double album by Miles Davis. The album features a previously unreleased concert from his legendary "Bitches Brew" European tour with a portrait of Betty Davis on the cover.
LOS ANGELES — The GRAMMY Museum, in conjunction with Herman Leonard Photography, LLC, will debut a new photo exhibition, Herman Leonard: Documenting the Giants of Jazz. Launching on July 26, 2012, the exhibit will showcase some of the most iconic photos shot by prolific photographer Herman Leonard. Designed to spotlight Leonard's unique approach to photography, as well as his deep passion for jazz, the exhibit will engage both music and photography fans alike.
Billboard Backbeat covered the screening of the television special "Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer & Cultural Icon" at the Los Angeles Grammy Museum on June 23rd. Talking iconic legacies and the launch of the Don Cornelius Foundation are (from left) Tony Cornelius, BET Networks VP of talent and casting for original programming Robi Reed and Miles Davis' nephew, Vince Wilburn Jr.