25 years after his departure, his audacity to be one of jazz's strongest voices resonates beyond the music.

The singer is gracing us yet again with a new feature on Robert Glasper's remake of the Miles Davis' classic "Maiysha."

Celebrated actor Don Cheadle has always had a fascination with legendary trumpeter Miles Davis. Thanks to a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo, Don Cheadle will be able to make his directorial debut about the life of one of his favorite artists. The film titled “Miles Ahead” will focus on Davis’ return to music after a five […]

The Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Film Commission announced that Don Cheadle’s  film about iconic jazz innovator Miles Davis will be filming there in July. Cheadle will direct and produce the film called “Miles Ahead” from a script that he co-wrote. “We look forward to exploring the culture, musicians and backdrop of this city. We are hoping […]

Lenny Kravitz graces the cover of this month’s OCEAN DRIVE magazine and the 49 year old rocker has never looked better!  Kravitz has been pulling double duty this year in both his music and acting careers;  starring in Lee Daniel’s The Butler,” reprising his role as flamboyant stylist Cinna in next month’s “Catching Fire” and […]

(via The Hollywood Reporter) Looks like Hollywood has finally gotten the memo on the lack of diversity on the big screen.  Director George Tillman (Notorious, Soul Food) has been commissioned to develop and direct a film adaptation of jazz legend Miles Davis.  The movie will be loosely based on the book, “Dark Magus: The Jekyll […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Lincoln High School East St. Louis, IL 62201 When: 1939 What: Miles Davis picked up the trumpet at his father’s behest after the family moved from Alton, IL to East St. Louis, IL when he was about a year old. «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » In celebration of Black Music […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)CBS 30th Street Studio 270 E 30th Street, New York, NY 10001 When: April 1970 What: Miles Davis’ first certified gold record sold more than half a million copies, later being recognized as one of jazz’s greatest albums and a progenitor of the jazz rock genre. «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » […]

When news that someone is remixing national treasures like the Miles Davis catalog, we automatically get skeptical. Even if it’s someone like Ski Beatz behind it.

jive (origin unknown) – 1. the jargon of jazz musicians or enthusiasts. 2. deceptive, nonsensical or glib talk. 3. to play or dance to jive music.