Miles Davis Biography

Miles Dewey Davis III was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, together with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion.

In 2006, Davis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which recognized him as "one of the key figures in the history of jazz". In 2008, his 1959 album Kind of Blue received its fourth platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America, for shipments of at least four million copies in the United States. On December 15, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a symbolic resolution recognizing and commemorating the album Kind of Blue on its 50th anniversary, "honoring the masterpiece and reaffirming jazz as a national treasure". Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Miles Davis
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Bandleader, Songwriter, Composer, Trumpeter, Musician, Artist, Film Score Composer, Actor, Music artist
Ethnicity:
African American
Date of Birth:
May 26, 1926
Astrological Sign:
Gemini
Date of Death:
September 28, 1991
Age at Death:
65
Cause of Death:
Stroke, Pneumonia, Respiratory failure
Marriages
Miles Davis Timeline
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