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Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents: Music of Miles Davis
May 8, 2006 - Experience the multifaceted music of the late trumpeter and bandleader Miles Davis, one of the world's most influential jazz musicians. The Music of Miles Davis show is coming to Pepperdine on Sunday, May 7, at 2 p.m. in Malibu's Smothers Theatre. Presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center, Music of Miles Davis stops at Pepperdine during its nationwide tour through seven states.
Davis devotees Eddie Henderson, trumpet, and Steve Wilson, saxophone, join original session drummer Jimmy Cobb, the last surviving member of the legendary Davis sextet, in this tribute to the master. Henderson will select works from the Miles Davis repertoire for this performance presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center, a not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to jazz. The band consists of seasoned veterans and young, talented musicians including those previously mentioned and Wayne Escoffery (tenor saxophone), Dave Kikoski (piano), Edward Howard (bass), and alto player Steve Wilson.
"As you can see, this is a collection of some of the top-flight musicians that I know," Henderson recently explained. "Taking into account that we have an opportunity to play Miles' music with Jimmy Cobb on drums, who played and made all the beautiful recordings which have became jazz classics—Kind of Blue, Someday My Prince Will Come, Friday… and Saturday Night at the Blackhawk. I'm sure that everyone in the group is looking forward with extreme optimism to the upcoming musical events."
Jazz at Lincoln Center President and CEO Derek E. Gordon explains, "Part of our mission is to produce concerts where audiences can experience the music of the great jazz masters. Miles Davis is by far one of the most recognized and influential figures in jazz. The significance of his music speaks volumes. With these fine musicians, including trumpeter Eddie Henderson and Miles' alumnus drummer Jimmy Cobb, the music lives on."
Tickets for this concert are priced at $35 and available now by calling (310) 506-4522 or Ticketmaster at (213) 365-3500. Information online at the Center for the Arts Web site.
More About Jazz at Lincoln Center
With the world-renowned Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, and a comprehensive array of guest artists, Jazz at Lincoln Center advances a unique vision for the continued development of the art of jazz by producing a year-round schedule of performance, education, and broadcast events for audiences of all ages. These productions include concerts, national and international tours, residencies, weekly national radio and television programs, recordings, publications, an annual high school jazz band competition and festival, a band director academy, a jazz appreciation curriculum for children, advanced training through the Juilliard Institute for Jazz Studies, music publishing, children’s concerts, lectures, adult education courses, and student and educator workshops. For more information, visit the Jazz at Lincoln Center Web site.