ALTON — Hundreds of people came out Saturday to the evening unveiling of a sculpture of jazz great Miles Davis, who was born in Alton; the bronze sculpture now stands on West Third Street.
“His legacy is amazing,” said Patricia Ackman, co-chair of the Miles Davis Memorial Project.
The event featured the unveiling ceremony, jazz performances, as well as entertainment in the bars and restaurants. The crowd was estimated at between 350-400 people.
The program had 10 speakers, including former East St. Louis mayor and current City Manager Alvin Parks, who represented the Davis family; trumpet player Bobby Shew, and sculptor Preston Jackson.
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