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Miles Electric Band – Mesa, AZ
March 3, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Miles Electric Band is an ensemble of world-class talents featuring performances from a unique roster of players. As a futurist, Miles Davis pushed his musicians to be innovative and forward thinking, never looking back, therefore the Miles Electric Band revisits the repertoire from Davis’ electric period as a framework for modern Jazz innovation. Regulars in the band include Miles Davis alums: Grammy® winner Vince Wilburn, Jr. on drums, bassist Darryl Jones, recognized for his recordings with Sting and decades long tour of duty with the Rolling Stones, two Grammy® nominees John Beasley and Robert Irving III on piano, Grammy® nominee Badal Roy on tabla, legendary P-funk guitarist Blackbyrd McKnight, noted percussionists Munyungo Jackson and Mino Cinelu, Antoine Roney who has toured the world with jazz veterans Freddie Hubbard and Elvin Jones on saxophone, rounded out by the electronic flourishes of hip-hop turntablist DJ Logic.
Drawing upon the enormous pool of talent influenced through the decades by Miles Davis, trumpet duties will by design be handled by special guest artists. In Chicago Grammy® winning trumpeter Nicholas Payton was featured, and at LA’s Sunset Junction Festival it was Grammy® winner Wallace Roney, with other Jazz heavyweights set to join in the future.