Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. He is among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz an 20th century misic. With his ever-changing directions in music, Davis was at the forefront of a number of major stylistic developments in jazz over his five-decade career.[1]

Miles Davis
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Davis in 1955
Background information
Birth nameMiles Dewey Davis III
Born26 Mey 1926(1926-05-26)
Alton, Illinois, US
Deid28 September 1991(1991-09-28) (aged 65)
Santa Monica, Californie, US
GenresJazz
Thrift
  • Musician
  • bandleader
  • composer
Instruments
Years active
  • 1944–1975
  • 1980–1991
Labels
Associate actsMiles Davis Quintet
Wabsteidmilesdavis.com
Notable instruments
Martin Committee

ReferencesEedit

  1. Ruhlmann, William. "Miles Davis Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 June 2016.