Miles Davis Birthday Celebration: "Birth of the Cool"

By BLU Jazz+ (other events)

Friday, May 26 2017 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Join us as some of Northeast Ohio's top jazz musicians recreate the magic of the legendary 1957 Miles Davis album, "Birth of the Cool," in a special birthday tribute concert for the jazz icon! Featuring Jack Schantz, Tom Lehman, Bobby Selvaggio, Chris Coles, Sam Blakeslee, Sam Hartman, Mark Mauldin, Theron Brown, Kevin Martinez, Anthony Taddeo.

Northeast Ohio bassist & composer, Kevin Martinez, leads an ensemble comprised of some of the area’s top jazz musicians in a special birthday tribute to jazz icon, trumpeter Miles Davis! The band will be performing the music from the legendary trumpeter’s 1957 recording, “Birth of the Cool,” on Capitol Records.
Davis, born on this day in 1926, recorded this landmark album for the label over the course of three sessions during 1949 & 1950, which features an unusual instrumentation & several notable musicians. The music consisted of innovative arrangements influenced by classical music techniques such as polyphony, and marked a major development in post-bebop jazz. As the title “Birth of the Cool” suggests, these recordings are considered seminal in the history of cool jazz.
Be sure to join us for this very special concert in salute of one the biggest contributors to jazz – Miles Davis! Get your tickets today! Featuring Jack Schantz & Tom Lehman (trumpets), Bobby Selvaggio & Chris Coles (saxes), Sam Blakeslee (trombone), Sam Hartman (French horn), Mark Mauldin (tuba), Theron Brown (piano), Kevin Martinez (bass), Anthony Taddeo (drums).