The Ziad Jazz Quartet will perform a setlist from 1958 live performances by the Miles Davis Sextet featuring Julian “Cannonball” Adderley – alto saxophone, John Coltrane – tenor saxophone, Bill Evans – piano, Paul Chambers – bass and Jimmy Cobb – drums. Miles & Monk Live at Newport (one set by each band) and Jazz at the Plaza were the only two live recordings representing Miles’ monumental Kind of Blue sextet. Performing with the Ziad Jazz Quartet will be guest artists Lynn Grissett on trumpet, Brian Miller on alto saxophone and Kobie Watkins on drums.
Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. He is among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th-century music. Davis adopted a variety of musical directions in a five-decade career that kept him at the forefront of many major stylistic developments in jazz. Born and raised in Illinois, Davis left his studies at the Juilliard School in New York City and made his professional debut as a member of saxophonist Charlie Parker’s bebop quintet from 1944 to 1948.
Concerts are performed at 6 and 8:15 p.m. with no intermissions. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the 6 p.m. concert and 7:45 p.m. for the 8:15 p.m. concert. General seating is first come, first served. Enjoy light bites and a cash-only bar. Standing room only is available after all seats are claimed.