Miles Davis -- also referred to by those in the jazz know as the "Prince of Darkness" -- would have turned 85 years old this Thursday. But Kansas City jazz musicians will be keeping him and his legendary music alive and well at Crosstown Station with a tribute that spans the hits of his massive catalog, from as early as 1957's Birth of the Cool to 1986's Tutu.
. . . you can find him at Crosstown Station this Thursday.
Davis, born on May 26, 1926, was an influential pioneer of various jazz styles, including bebop, cool jazz, and later in his life, jazz fusion. Throughout his expansive career, he partnered with jazz greats such as John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, Chick Corea, and Cannonball Adderly. Today, his influence on budding young jazz musicians continues to reach beyond his lifetime, even touching the lives of rising musicians right here in Kansas City's backyard.