2/16/18 O&A NYC MUSIC- CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Miles Davis

Miles Dewey Davis III,  the iconic American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer is among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th century music. Davis adopted a variety of musical directions in his five-decade career which kept him at the forefront of a number of major stylistic developments in jazz. Continue reading

1/22/17 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Prince / Miles Davis Concert 12-31-87


Prince and Miles Davis perform on New Years Eve 1987 at Paisley Park.  Continue reading

4/10/16 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Miles Davis- So What

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 So What is one of the best known examples of modal jazz, the song is first track on the 1959 Miles Davis album Kind of Blue. The actor Dennis Hopper, in an interview in 2008 with Men’s Journal, claims that Davis named the song after intellectual conversations with Hopper, in which Hopper would reply, “So what?” Continue reading