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Friday, October 5th, 2018

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis kicks off three-part salute to Miles Davis during 2018

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Plays Miles Davis
November 8–10, 2018, 8pm in Rose Theater

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 (October 5, 2018) – Jazz at Lincoln Center announces the first show in its three-part salute to Miles Davis: The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis plays Miles Davis, November 8–10, 2018 at 8pm, in Rose Theater. The evening will feature Davis’ groundbreaking music from the 1940s-60s, an output unparalleled in its stylistic range, impact, and enduring popularity. After demonstrating Davis’ early bebop stylings, as heard in songs like “Little Willie Leaps,” the JLCO will move on to the rich, textured arrangements of Birth of the Cool, showcasing the unconventional brass instrumentation that gave it its unique sound. Landmark pieces from Davis’ “first great quintet,” including his initial experiment with modal jazz in 1958’s “Milestones”—a style fleshed out further in Davis’ 1959 landmark, Kind of Blue—will also be featured in the evening’s repertoire. The JLCO will also perform an expansive arrangement of “Tout de Suite,” Davis’ first work with Chick Corea and Dave Holland.

Rose Theater will also host two additional Miles Davis-themed concerts in March 2019: 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 will be an hour-long narrated concert about Miles Davis, led by trumpet master and former Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Sean Jones. One week later, bassist Marcus Miller—himself one of Davis’ crucial collaborators—will lead 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.

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Plays Miles Davis will 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. A free pre-concert discussion will take place nightly at 7pm. 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

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

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