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.
Check out today's Gold Box promotion on Amazon MP3, featuring Miles Davis' "Kind Of Blue" for only $3.99!
Erin Davis, son of Miles Davis and representing Miles Davis Properties, LLC attends MusiCares Cocktail Party and Silent Auction during Grammy Week. Miles Davis Properties, LLC supports the MusiCares Silent Auction every year and this year donated the limited edition trumpet case box set called The Genius of Miles Davis.
BITCHES BREW LIVE, released on February 8th, has received positive reviews from media organizations including the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone and Jazzwise Magazine! Read more below:
Author Michael Azerrad's original liner notes for BITCHES BREW LIVE, available everywhere on February 8, incorporate NEW INTERVIEWS with legendary Newport Festival founder GEORGE WEIN, and filmmaker MURRAY LERNER (Message to Love: Isle of Wight Festival; Electric Miles). Read the complete interviews with George and Murray only on MilesDavis.com.
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.
As part of it's ongoing mission to showcase the finest in cultural and community programming in Chicago, the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University will partner with 16 jazz clubs and institutions to host the Miles Davis Festival (or Chicago) running January through April 2011. This ambitious celebration of Miles Davis will bring the sounds of "The Prince of Darkness" to venues throughout the city of Chicago, and even the streets of the city. Several events are free: ticket prices for other events range from $5-$69.
Don Cheadle is hoping Hollywood jumps aboard the Miles Davis train. The Iron Man 2 actor helped shape the screenplay for a Davis biopic in which he would star as the legendary jazz trumpeter and musical innovator.Herbie Hancock has reportedly been tapped to score the film.
Four decades later, it remains the great game changer, the genre-bending, barrier-smashing double LP that would become Miles Davis' first RIAA gold album, and influence two – three! (so far) – generations of jazz and rock musicians to come. Released in April of 1970, Bitches Brew refracted the chaos and beauty of a society stretched (and stressed) to its breaking point, the penultimate creation of Miles' career.