Name at birth: Miles Dewey Davis, Jr.In the 1940s, Miles Davis went off to New York City to study music at Julliard. He ended up playing jazz with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie instead, soon playing trumpet behind some of the biggest bandleaders of t...
May 26, 1926,
September 28, 1991
Miles Dewey Davis III was born on May 26, 1926, to an affluent African American
family in Alton, Illinois. His father, Miles Dewey Davis, Jr., was a dentist. In 1927 ...
Miles Davis - Mini Biography (TV-14; 3:00) Nine-time Grammy Award winner
Miles Davis was a major force in the jazz world, as both a trumpet player and a ...
Biography Born: May 26, 1926 Died: September 28, 1991. MILES DAVIS: 2015.
Miles Davis – legendary trumpeter and bandleader, explorer of unknown ...
His parents were affluent, and had the means to support his musical studies as a boy. After playing with these stars, Davis
knew he had to move to New York to be at the heart of the jazz scene.
In spite of this, he made a lasting impression on those who heard him, and... More »
Davis, Miles biography on Rolling Stone, your go to source for artist bios, news,
Miles Davis is one of the key figures in the history of jazz, and his place in
vanguard of that pantheon is secure. His induction as a performer into the Rock
Miles Dewey Davis III was born to Miles Davis Jr. and Cleota Henry in Alton,
Illinois, on May 25, 1926. There were also two other children, an older sister and
An original, lyrical soloist and a demanding group leader, Miles Davis was the
most consistently innovative musician in jazz from the late 1940s through the ...
Miles Dewey Davis III was born May 25, 1926, in Alton, Illinois, the second of
three children in a prosperous family. His mother, Cleota, played the violin and ...