The Music Industry Celebrates Internationally Renowned Music Icon Miles Davis On His 85th Birthday With Special Tributes
Monster fetes music icon Miles Davis on his 85th birthday with an exclusive industry bash at Tribeca Grill. Guests in attendance, including a host of distinguished musicians, were treated to a special advance preview of the forthcoming "Miles Davis Trumpet from Monster" and its accompaniment, Davis' classic Sketches of Spain CD in High-Definition Headphone Surround.
Downtown St. Louis
St. Louis, May 26, 2011 – This is to inform you that the Miles Davis Festival and Miles Davis Properties, LLC, joins St. Louis, New York and Los Angeles in celebrating Miles Davis' 85th birthday today, May 26th. The St. Louis press conference and Bouillabaisse (Mile’s signature dish) birthday party is being held in collaboration with BBs Jazz, Blues and Soups, Nu-Art Series' Metropolitan Gallery, The Sheldon, the Grand Marias Golf Course in Illinois, and jazz station 88.1 WSIE.
-- Fans Can "Meet & Greet" Members of Miles Davis Family and Special Guests at J&R Electronics, and Preview New Monster "Miles Davis Trumpet" Headphones --
New York, NY, May 26, 2011 - Monster, the leading manufacturer of advanced consumer electronics accessories and high-performance headphones, and creator of the acclaimed Miles Davis Tribute™ and upcoming Miles Davis Trumpet high-performance in-ear headphones, is proud to announce it is joining forces with Miles Davi
The boxed set "The Complete Live At The Plugged Nickel 1965" is back in stock at the Official Miles Davis Store while supplies last! This esteemed and highly coveted boxed set features Miles Davis and his Second Great Quintet recorded live on 8 CDs.
This item doesn't become available very often for a price of $99.99, so be sure to buy your copy today!
Buffalo Soldier, 9th (Horse) Calvary Before WWII; Original/Only 2nd Platoon Leader of 2nd Ranger Company, the First and Only Black Ranger Organization
(Phoenix, AZ) – Captain Retired Vincent Wilburn, Sr., a much-heralded military veteran who began service to this country as a Buffalo Soldier in the 9th (Horse) Calvary just before WWII, and was the original and only 2nd Platoon Leader of the 2nd Ranger Company, the first and only Black Ranger Organization, died May 7 in Phoenix, AZ. He was 88.
Today only, celebrate the 40th Anniversary of one of the most remarkable albums in Miles Davis' career that virtually single-handedly brought jazz into the commercial rock era at the VIP Pop Market discount price of $59.99!
"Bitches Brew" was Miles Davis' "detonation of a post-bop nuke in the battles of Woodstock and Newport," the New York Beacon wrote in its review of the "Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition." Click to read a reprint of their article below.
NEW CHICAGO FESTIVAL CELEBRATED 85TH BIRTHDAY OF JAZZ ICON MILES DAVIS WITH MILES DAVIS FESTIVAL
The Miles Davis Festival in Chicago recently ended, and we're taking a look back at one of the events -- when River North Dance Chicago created a collection of dances to demonstrate the fluidity, technical brilliance, and storytelling narrative in Davis' body of work.
The Discover Jazz Festival in Burlington, Vt., will present Bitches Brew Revisited as its opening night show on June 3rd, featuring Graham Haynes on cornet, Vernon Reid on guitar, Marco Benevento on keyboards, and more. In conjunction with this show, the festival is also looking for submissions from artists to re-imagine the iconic album cover for Miles Davis' "Bitches Brew."
On Sunday, September 18th at the 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival, the Still Ahead Orchestra (directed by Vince Mendoza, featuring Terence Blanchard, Peter Erskine and Miles Evans) will perform selections from Miles Ahead, Porgy & Bess, and Sketches of Spain to celebrate the timeless music of Miles Davis and Gil Evans.
The 45th annual Montreux Jazz Festival has announced that Quincy Jones will lead a July 13th homage to Miles Davis, along with Marcus Miller, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Sean Jones and Sean Rickman. Tickets will go on sale Thursday, April 14th.
The festival is one of Europe's most prestigious music events. You can find out more about the rest of the festival line-up at MontreuxJazz.com.