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Davis, Miles Dewey III

Born: 1926 AD
Died: 1991 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Musicians

1926 – Born on the 26th of May in Alton, Illinois.

 

1944 – The Billy Eckstine band visited St. Louis and he was taken on as third trumpet.

 

1948 – He served his apprenticeship as a sideman, both on stage and record.

 

1949 – Visited Europe for the first time and performed at Paris Jazz Festival in May.

 

1950-1955 – Davis mainly recorded as a leader for Prestige and Blue Note records.

 

1955 – Won the Down Beat Reader’s Poll.

 

1956 – Released as Relaxin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet, Steamin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet, Workin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet and Cookin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet.

 

1957 – The eleven of the twelve were released as the album Birth of the Cool.

 

1960 – Received Grammy Award for Best Jazz Composition Of More Than Five Minutes Duration for Sketches of Spain.

 

1970 – Awarded as Best Jazz Performance, Large Group Or Soloist With Large Group for Bitches Brew by Grammy Award.

 

1982 – Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist for We Want Miles.

 

1984 – Sonning Award for Lifetime Achievement In Music (Copenhagen, Denmark).

 

1986 – Honorary Doctorate of Music (New England Conservatory).

 

1986 – Received the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist for Tutu.

 

1989 – Became the Grammy Award Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist for Aura.

 

1989 – Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band for Aura.

 

1991 – Died from a stroke, pneumonia and respiratory failure on 28th of September at the age of 65.

 

2006 – Posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March.

 

Inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame, and the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame.