2016 marks the 90th Anniversary of Miles Davis’ birth. To honor this milestone, a tribute concert will be held at ‘Jazz Corner’ in Woodlawn, in front of Davis’ memorial, performed by the Ron Carter Trio on May 15, 2016 from 2 p.m. through 4 p.m. EDT.
Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz. With more than 2,000 albums to his credit, he has recorded with many of music’s greats. From 1963 to 1968, he was a member of the classic and acclaimed Miles Davis Quintet. He was named Outstanding Bassist of the Decade by the Detroit News, Jazz Bassist of the Year by Downbeat magazine, and Most Valuable Player by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. In 1993 Ron Carter earned a Grammy award for Best Jazz Instrumental Group, the Miles Davis Tribute Band and another Grammy in 1998 for Call ‘Sheet Blues’, an instrumental composition from the film ‘Round Midnight’.
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