Monday, May 25, 2015

Miles on Monday: Miles Davis Jazz Festival
scheduled for Saturday, June 27, and more

This week for "Miles on Monday," some recent news items related to the legendary trumpeter:

* The tenth annual Miles Davis Jazz Festival will be held on Saturday, June 27 at the Jacoby Arts Center in Alton, IL.

This year's lineup will be headed by drummer Montez Coleman's trio featuring pianist Adam Maness, with support acts including saxophonist Fred Walker and a quartet led by trumpeter Danny Campbell with bassist Jeff Anderson, drummer Marty Morrison, and pianist Matt Villinger.

Tickets for the Miles Davis Jazz Festival are $25 each, and can be purchased in advance at the Alton Museum of History & Art, which is producing the event, or at the door.

* Miles & Coltrane: Blue, a play recently produced at the International Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro, NC, was reviewed by's K. Shackelford. The production starred Sultan Omar El-Amin as Davis and Quentin Talley as Coltrane (pictured).

* In Davis' autobiography, published in 1990, the trumpeter identified three artists as the possible "future of music." Now, a new article just out on looks at Davis' prognostication and how those musicians' careers have turned out.

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