The life and legacy of internationally renowned music icon Miles Davis will be celebrated at SXSW in honor of his 90th birthday. A special Miles Ahead panel led by Don Cheadle, with NPR’s Felix Contreras onboard as Moderator, will discuss the making of the film, along with the music, with intimate behind-the-scenes anecdotes provided by Erin Davis (son of Miles) and Vince Wilburn, Jr. (nephew of Miles).
Additional speakers include Grammy Award-winning artist Robert Glasper, who scored the film’s soundtrack and produced the forthcoming Miles Davis remix project; Oscar-winning supervising sound editor, re-recording mixer and sound designer Skip Lievsay; and Grammy Award-winning artist Keyon Harrold, a sought out trumpeter/producer/arranger/songwriter who performs with GRAMMY-winning group D’Angelo and The Vanguard, and is featured as the trumpet sound of Don Cheadle playing Miles Davis.
This session will take place on Thursday, March 17 at 12:30pm in ACC Room 18ABC.
Miles Ahead will screen on Wednesday, March 16 at Paramount Theatre and Saturday, March 19 at Stateside Theatre.
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