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.
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.