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Monday, February 11th, 2019

Celebrating Miles Davis in March at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Family Concert: Who is Miles Davis?

March 23, 2019, 1pm & 3pm in Rose Theater

Marcus Miller: Electric Miles
 March 29–30, 2019, 8pm in Rose Theater

New York, NY (February 11, 2019) – Jazz at Lincoln Center announces two additional shows in its three-part salute to Miles Davis during the 2018-19 season: Family Concert: Who is Miles Davis?, March 23 at 1pm and 3pm; and Marcus Miller: Electric Miles, March 29–30 at 8pm. The Jazz for Young People concert is an hour-long narrated concert about Miles Davis, led by trumpet master and former Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Sean Jones. Far from a typical career retrospective, this Family Concert shows not only what Davis accomplished, but also how he did it. Families discover how Davis listened with open ears, found inspiration in the genius of others, and brought many influences into his own individual and evolving vision. Sean Jones is joined by Patrick Bartley (alto sax), Aaron Holbrook (tenor sax), Helen Sung (piano), Endea Owens (bass), and Domo Branch (drums) for this event. Both performances on Saturday, March 23 at 1pm and 3pm are webcast live at jazz.org/live and on Facebook

One week later, bassist Marcus Miller—himself one of Davis’ crucial collaborators—leads an exploration of Davis’ “electric period” (1969–1992), one of the most influential and passionately debated eras in modern music. Much like Gil Evans and Wayne Shorter before him, Miller played an essential role in shaping Davis’ musical visions. Not only did he play bass on six of Davis’ studio albums, Miller also produced and composed almost every song on three of them, including the Grammy Award–winning Tutu. To this day, Miller is still the premier electric bassist, having recorded more than 500 albums as a leader and with legends such as Michael Jackson, Herbie Hancock, Frank Sinatra, George Benson, McCoy Tyner, Aretha Franklin, and LL Cool J. Marcus Miller is joined by Brett Williams (keyboards), Alex Han (saxophone), Marquis Hill (trumpet), and Alex Bailey (drums).

A free pre-concert discussion for Marcus Miller: Electric Miles takes place nightly at 7pm in the Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio in The Irene Diamond Education Center. In addition, the performance on Friday, March 29 at 8pm webcasts live at jazz.org/live and on Facebook

Family Concert: Who is Miles Davis? and Marcus Miller: Electric Miles take place in Rose Theater in Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located on Broadway at 60th Street in New York City. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit jazz.org.

Ticket Information
Rose Theater ticket prices are $40 and up, dependent upon seating section.

All single tickets for The Appel Room and Rose Theater can be purchased through jazz.org 24 hours a day or through CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am to 9pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor.  Note: Hot Seats—$10 seats for each Rose Theater performance (excluding Jazz for Young People® concerts and other performances as specified) and select performances in The Appel Room (excluding Jazz & Popular Song concerts)—are available for purchase by the general public on the Wednesday prior to each performance. Tickets are subject to availability; please call 212-258-9800 for available Hot Seats performance dates.

Many of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s concerts stream live in high-definition audio and video for free to a global audience. The concerts will also be available on Livestream’s mobile and TV-connected applications with real-time DVR, chat, photos and other materials available to fans worldwide at jazz.org/live

Additional information may be found at jazz.org |
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YouTube: youtube.com/jalc | Livestream: jazz.org/live

Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners:
 Bloomberg Philanthropies, Brooks Brothers, The Coca-Cola Company, Con Edison, Entergy, SiriusXM, and Steinway & Sons.

Press Inquiries:
Rebecca Kim
Assistant Director, Public Relations & External Communications
Jazz at Lincoln Center

Madelyn Gardner
Manager, Public Relations & External Communications
Jazz at Lincoln Center