- NAME: Miles Davis
- OCCUPATION: Songwriter, Trumpet Player
- BIRTH DATE: May 26, 1926
- DEATH DATE: September 28, 1991
- EDUCATION: The Juilliard School (formerly the Institute of Musical Art)
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Alton, Illinois
- PLACE OF DEATH: Santa Monica, California
- AKA: Miles Davis
- Full Name: Miles Dewey Davis III
- AKA: Miles Dewey Davis
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Nine-time Grammy Award winner Miles Davis was a major force in the jazz world, as both a trumpet player and a bandleader.
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Nine-time Grammy Award winner Miles Davis was a major force in the jazz world, as both a trumpet player and a bandleader. He is considered one of the top musicians of his era.
Built in 1939, the Lenox Lounge was a hub of Harlem’s cultural life, attracting famous regulars like Billie Holiday and Langston Hughes. In December 2012, the Lenox Lounge closed its doors with plans to open at a new address.
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With its roots in the blues, jazz has been referred to as America's classical music, yet has also become a major global phenomenon, branching off into a variety of forms. Earlier pioneers like Scott Joplin and Jelly Roll Morton paved the way for the swinging big-band sounds of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. In contrast, contemporaries Dizzie Gillespie, Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk developed bebop, with its speedy, dissonant harmonies and improvisations. And Miles Davis heralded the birth of cool jazz, modal jazz and fusion at different points in his career. Famous jazz instrumentalists have tended to be male, yet women have been at the forefront of the genre when it comes to vocalization, from the brassy blues of Bessie Smith to the haunting eclecticism of Nina Simone.
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