East St. Louis Senior High School Jazz Group And Other Local Musicians Pay Tribute To (Native Son) Miles Davis At The Miles Davis Festival
Event celebrates the 85th birthday and 20-year memorial of the East St. Louis native and his contributions to jazz music
WHAT: To honor the legendary jazz musician, The St. Louis Miles Davis Festival presents a jam session featuring East St. Louis Senior High School’s “Miles To Go” Jazztet and other jazz greats at BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups.
WHEN: Monday, Sept. 19 from 7: 00 – 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups, 700 S. Broadway, St. Louis Mo., 63102
DETAILS: Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis continues to inspire musicians of all ages, including many in his hometown of East St. Louis. To celebrate his lasting impression on jazz music, the Miles Davis Festival presents a jam session with East St. Louis Senior High School’s Miles To Go Jazztet and local jazz musicians, including Willie Akins, Anthony Wiggins and Adaron Jackson. The Jazztet, under the direction of East St. Louis native Delano Redmond, features eight young performers who recently finished in the top 15 at a nationwide high school jazz competition held at historic Lincoln Center in New York City. Area residents are encouraged to come to the festival to support the young, emerging jazz musicians and celebrate Miles Davis.
The festival also features a Q&A discussion about Miles Davis’ life facilitated by Darlene Roy, the president of the Eugene B. Redmond Writers Club. Admission to the event is $10, and half of the proceeds will benefit the Jazztet. The event is being co-sponsored by WSIE 88.7 FM. All ages are welcome to attend the event.