GRAMMY-NOMINATED PRODUCER/MUSICIAN TERRACE MARTIN TEAMS UP WITH GRAMMY-WINNING JAZZ PIANIST ROBERT GLASPER FOR MILES DAVIS 90th BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE
The Jazz Creative and All Music Television Partner in Community-Wide Celebration #Miles90, Hosted by Baldwin Hills Crenshaw
LOS ANGELES— GRAMMY-nominated producer/musician Terrace Martin will join GRAMMY-winning jazz pianist Robert Glasper for a tribute to Miles Davis on May 19, hosted by Baldwin Hills Crenshaw in partnership with The Jazz Creative and All Music Television. The celebration honors internationally renowned music icon Miles Davis in recognition of what would have been his 90th birthday on May 26.
The music, art, and cultural festivities feature Terrace Martin, who will perform a special Miles Davis tribute. Martin is one of the key collaborators on Kendrick Lamar’s multi-GRAMMY award-winning album To Pimp A Butterfly. Robert Glasper, who scored the Miles Ahead soundtrack and produced the forthcoming “re-imagined” interpretations of Davis’s music titled Everything’s Beautiful (out May 27) featuring Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu and Bilal among others, will also participate in a behind-the-scenes interview. Additional young contemporary artists will also honor and celebrate Davis during #Miles90. Visuals will be provided by jazz portrait artist Jazmin Hicks, whose work will be on display throughout the event.
The Jazz Creative is a weekly television series dedicated to jazz and blues hosted on All Music Television, among the most relevant and popular jazz websites.
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw, located in South Los Angeles, has long been referred to as the “Harlem of the West” and is known for fostering local and touring musicians since the 1930s. As host of #Miles90, BHC celebrates the region’s rich history as the epicenter of jazz music on the West Coast. The event is part of Baldwin Hills Crenshaw’s commitment to providing music, art and entertainment programing that reflects the culture of the region and infuses energy into the Crenshaw Corridor.
#Miles90 closely follows the national theatrical release of the feature film Miles Ahead, starring Don Cheadle, who also made his directorial debut based on an original screenplay co-written with Steven Baigelman.
WHEN: Thursday, May 19, 2016
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Baldwin Hills Crenshaw
3650 West Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008
WHAT: Free community event celebrating music icon Miles Davis with behind-the-scenes interviews by Host DJ Moonbaby and more.
The Miles Davis family is available for advance interviews.
WHO: Two-time GRAMMY-winning artist Robert Glasper and GRAMMY-nominated producer Terrace Martin; Jazz Portrait Artist Jazmin Hicks; GRAMMY Pro Buzzin’ Host/Curator DJ Moonbaby/Moonbaby Media; The Bridge; All Music Television; Fusicology, Digital Media Partner; Hosted by Baldwin Hills Crenshaw.