“Don’t Play What’s There Play What’s Not There”
Miles Davis House Hits SXSW
In The Spirit Of Miles, Celebration Promotes Music, Art and Cultural Progressiveness, Featuring A Stellar Line-up Of Multi-Genre Emerging Talent
Kind Of Blue Scotch Whisky Served
Deva Mahal with Binky Griptite & Alan Markley, Warbly Jets, Davie, Mint Field, Starcrawler, Larkin Poe and Chris Price To Perform
WHO: Erin Davis (son of Miles) and Vince Wilburn, Jr. (nephew of Miles), representing Miles Davis Properties, LLC. Featuring live performances by Deva Mahal with Binky Griptite and Alan Markley, Warbly Jets, Davie, Mint Field, Starcrawler, Larkin Poe and Chris Price.
WHAT: Miles Davis House is an annual SXSW day party hosted by the Miles Davis family and featuring a wide cross section of multi-genre emerging talent, the next generation of musical disruptors. In the spirit of Miles, the celebration promotes music, art and cultural progressiveness. Kind Of Blue Scotch Whisky and specialty cocktails will be served. A new Miles Davis T-shirt will be available.
The event is presented by Miles Davis Estate in association with Legacy Recordings/Sony Music Entertainment and Riviera Imports. Music is curated by The Miles Davis Estate and Andrew Leib, with production by Antone’s.
“SXSW for many years has been a showcase for young talent and we wanted to be a part of it. We wanted to help bring new talent to light, in different genres together, just as Miles also introduced new talent in his band.” – Miles Davis Estate
Miles Davis & John Coltrane – The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 releases March 23, bringing together, for the first time in an authorized edition with state-of-the-art production, five mythic concert performances as heard by lucky audiences during the epochal Spring 1960 Jazz At The Philharmonic European Tour.
305 E. 5th Street, Austin TX
Free & Open to the Public
WHEN: SATURDAY, MARCH 17
12 noon – 6 p.m.
12 noon Larkin Poe
12:40 p.m. Chris Price
1:00 p.m. Starcrawler
2:00 p.m. Mint Field
3:00 p.m. Davie
4:00 p.m. Warbly Jets
5:00 p.m. Deva Mahal with Binky Griptite & Alan Markley
COMMENTS: One of the most innovative figures in jazz history, trumpeter Miles Davis notched his mainstream breakthrough with 1970’s Bitches Brew, which reached No. 35 on the Billboard 200 and was certified Platinum. His 1959 album, Kind Of Blue, ranks as the best-selling jazz album of all time and is on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums. He’s won 8 GRAMMY Awards; a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award, 10 of his recordings have been inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame.
“Miles Davis is Super Man to us…literally. We wouldn’t be musicians if it wasn’t for him. He was the first rock star.” – Semi Precious Weapons
“Miles Davis’s name to me means ‘legendary.’ I think all R&B is inspired by Jazz and Blues. I think it’s the most passionate kind of music.” – Jhene Aiko
“It would be hard to make up a character as cool, as stylish and as musical, and just a wicked mother fucker – as Miles Davis. And thank the universe or whatever it was that he really did exist. And he really made some insane fucking music.” – Wayne Coyne, Flaming Lips