Jazz At Lincoln Center Presents: Music Of Miles Davis On Tour

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Trumpeter Eddie Henderson will be leading a swingin’ group comprised of seasoned veterans and young, talented musicians with "Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents: Music of Miles Davis."

The band consists of Eddie Henderson (trumpet/leader), Jimmy Cobb (drums), Wayne Escoffery (tenor saxophone), Dave Kikoski (piano), Edward Howard (bass) and various dates for two alto players, Steve Wilson and Antonio Hart. The tour will travel to: Atlanta, Georgia; Appleton, Wisconsin; Detroit, Michigan; Spring, Texas; Mesa, Arizona; Costa Mesa, California; Malibu, California; Napa, California; Lancaster, California; and Anchorage, Alaska. Antonio Hart will perform November 19, 2005 and January 25, 27, 2006. Steve Wilson will perform on April 29, 2006, May 4-8, May 11-13, 2006.

"As you can see, this is a collection of some of the top flight musicians that I know," Dr. Henderson recently explained. "Taking into account that we have an opportunity to play Miles' music with Jimmy Cobb on drums, who played and made all the beautiful recordings which have became jazz classics – Kind of Blue, Someday My Prince Will Come, Friday + Saturday Night at the Blackhawk. I'm sure that everyone in the group is looking forward with extreme optimism to the upcoming musical events."

Dr. Henderson will select the set list from the following Miles Davis repertoire: So What, On Green Dolphin Street, Blue in Green, Someday My Prince Will Come, Old Folks, All Blues, 'Round Midnight, Prince of Darkness, Freedom Jazz Dance, Footprints, If I Were a Bell, Gingerbread Boy and Masqualero.

Jazz at Lincoln Center President/CEO Derek E. Gordon explains, "Part of our mission is to produce concerts where audiences can experience the music of the great jazz masters. Miles Davis is by far one of the most recognized and influential figures in jazz. The significance of his music speaks volumes. With these fine musicians, including trumpeter Eddie Henderson and Miles’ alumnus drummer Jimmy Cobb, the music lives on."

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