Official ribbon cutting of the new SIR MILES DAVIS ACADEMY. This day-long event kicks off at 11 a.m. with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony; speeches about the cultural significance of this new school and the great importance of education within the Chicago public school system; a presentation to the Miles Davis Family, and an inaugural tour of the new school building. Live music performances and refreshments will be served for parents and the community.
Attendees will include producer/musician Erin Davis, son of Miles Davis, Nef Drum Productions CEO and Chicago native, Vince Wilburn, Jr., nephew of Miles Davis, along with Cheryl Davis, daughter of the jazz icon.
The location will be the Sir Miles Davis Academy, at 6740 South Paulina, Chicago, on Tuesday, August 26, 2008, at 11AM.
Late jazz artist Miles Davis remains an internationally acclaimed music icon, and hero to many. His highly significant and innovative contribution to music and our culture remains unparalleled. His landmark work – Kind Of Blue, which is regarded as the most important jazz album of all time, celebrates its 50th anniversary with the release of Kind of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition on September 30. Kind of Blue ranked #12 in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. For more information, please visit www.milesdavis.com.