Miles Davis

Jimmy Cobb, a percussionist and the last surviving member of Miles Davis’ 1959 “Kind of Blue” groundbreaking jazz album which transformed the genre and sparked several careers, died Sunday. His wife, Eleana Tee Cobb, announced on Facebook that her husband died at his New York City home from lung cancer. He was 91. Born in […]

Documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Jr.  may not be a household name in your household, but you know his work. Former NFL star, Michael Vick, jazz icon Miles Davis, historically Black colleges and universities and the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense have all been viewed through Nelson’s lens. Though “Civil War” documentarian Ken Burns may be […]

Stanley Nelson has consistently made great documentaries like Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. His latest documentary tells the story of the life of jazz trumpeter and composer Miles Davis. Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool is the first documentary to be […]

Shirley Horn was a classically trained pianist and vocalist who forged a friendship with jazz legend Miles Davis, enjoying a career resurgence in her late ‘40s. The Washington, D.C. native was born May 1, 1934. Horn began studying piano at the age of four. She studied composition and piano at the Howard University Junior School […]

Don Cheadle said his passion project about Miles Davis wouldn’t have gotten off the ground without crowdfunding and a white co-star. The 51-year-old actor produced, co-wrote and starred in “Miles Ahead,” a film depicting a defining period in the jazz musician’s life. Getting financing had been a major hurdle he only cleared when he raised […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Miles Davis wasn’t even listed in the program book when he appeared for the first time at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1955, but he made his presence felt with a career-reviving performance. This year’s program book is Miles-centric as the festival, which begins Friday, celebrates the 60th anniversary of the […]

According to Deadline.com, Don Cheadle has aligned with Indiegogo to raise $325,000 in funds by July 10 to enable him to make “Miles Ahead,” in which Cheadle will star, produce and make his directing debut. Ewan McGregor has already signed on to co-star. The story will chronicle a few dangerous days in the life of […]

The Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Film Commission announced that Don Cheadle’s  film about iconic jazz innovator Miles Davis will be filming there in July. Cheadle will…

SHUTESBURY, Mass. (AP) — Grammy-winning musician and composer Yusef Lateef, one of the first to incorporate world music into traditional jazz, has died. He was 93. Lateef died Monday at his home in Shutesbury in western Massachusetts, according to the Douglass Funeral Home in Amherst. Lateef, a tenor saxophonist known for his impressive technique, also […]

If Jazz is the original American art form, Miles Davis is the Van Gogh of his generation. That’s why, over the years, actor Don Cheadle has remained steadfast in his pursuit of enough dollars to actuate his brainchild about the life and endless contributions of the music legend. Cheadle, fortunately, may be close to hitting […]

Legendary icon Cicely Tyson talks with CNN anchor Don Lemon talks about her marriage to jazz pioneer Miles Davis in the final part of his interview. At first reluctant to speak about it, Tyson finally opens up and tells what she learned from the experience. About her marriage to Davis, Tyson gives these words of […]

Lenny Kravitz graces the cover of this month’s OCEAN DRIVE magazine and the 49 year old rocker has never looked better!  Kravitz has been pulling…