Progressive All-Star Ensemble Featuring Miles Davis Alumni Revises Framework For Modern Jazz Improvisation
“Hard to fathom a more professional, traditional and progressive set of jazz musicians all in one band” – Huffington Post
WHO: MILES ELECTRIC BAND – Progressive All-Star ensemble featuring Miles Davis alumni revises the framework for modern jazz improvisation. The avant-garde collective revisits repertoire from Davis’ electric period to pay homage to The Chief. The band represents two generations of players: Davis’ contemporaries and the next generation.
The highly eclectic, innovative group was put together by bandleader Vince Wilburn, Jr., with the intention to continue expanding the boundaries of music, while also paying homage to the classics.
WHAT: Miles Electric Band will perform at Jazz & Rib Fest in Columbus, OH, the highly anticipated summertime tradition offering hot ribs and cool jazz. Three stages will host the finest local, regional and international jazz artists, while barbecue pit masters serve up sizzling ribs, chicken and more, with 23 award-winning barbecue teams competing.
WHERE: DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS, OHIO
In Bicentennial, West Bank and Genoa Parks on the Scioto Mile
COMMENTS: Miles Electric Band members performing include Etienne Charles, trumpet; Antoine Roney, tenor soprano & bass clarinet; Blackbyrd McKnight, guitar; Vince Wilburn, Jr. drums; Dwayne Mono Neon Thomas, Jr., bass; Debashish Chaudhuri, tabla; Robert Irving III, keyboards; Munyungo Jackson, congas & percussion.
The Miles Electric Band’s debut performance was at the Miles Davis Festival in Chicago in 2011 with a sold-out, standing room only crowd at Martyrs. This was followed up by another sold-out performance at the Hollywood Bowl in 2012, which also served to launch the record-breaking Miles Davis U.S. postage stamp, with more than 23 million in sales to date. In 2014, Miles Electric Band sold out the SF Jazz Center and received a standing ovation.