Monday, September 07, 2015

Miles on Monday: Schedule set for Saturday's unveiling of memorial statue, and more

This week in Miles Davis news:

* The Miles Davis Memorial Project has released the schedule of activities for the unveiling of the statue of Davis in downtown Alton this coming Saturday, September 12.

The event, which is free and open to the public, gets underway at 5:00 p.m. near the statue's site on Third St with music from trumpeter Kasimu Taylor's quartet.

The unveiling ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m., with remarks from various persons associated with the project ending with the actual unveiling of the statue at approximately 6:00 p.m. Taylor's group will play again after the ceremony, wrapping up at 7:00 p.m..

Various bars and restaurants in downtown Alton then will feature live jazz starting at 7:00 p.m. that evening, with trumpeter Bobby Shew guesting with drummer Montez Coleman's quintet at Elijah P's; trumpeter Jim Manley at Bossanova; trumpeter Dan Smith at Catdaddy's;, and singer Erika Johnson and guitarist Tom Byrne at Tony's.

For more information, call the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau at 618-465-6676.

* The photo exhibit "A Day In The Life of Miles Davis" by Glen Craig continues to be shown around the country, with an opening coming up on September 25 at the Leica Gallery in Miami. The exhibit will continue on display there until the end of November.

* And there's one last bit of Newport Jazz Festival-related content, as Legacy Recordings talked with an artist inspired by Davis at this year's Newport fest to record a video about how Davis has inspired his art.

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