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Published: 2011/09/13

Miles Davis Experience: 1949-1959 On Tour

A new tour will celebrate Miles Davis’ early output. The Miles Davis Experience: 1949-1959 recaptures crucial moments in American history through songs in the performers’ early classic periods. Starting with Davis’ 1957’s Birth of the Cool through his 1959’s studio album, Kind of Blue, audiences will take part in music from “the most widely recognized jazz musician and outspoken social critic of his era,” according to The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll.

Beyond the musical performance by the Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet, iconic images of that decade will illuminate the backdrop, compiled by beat poet-style narrator and actor, Donald Lacy. The US tour runs from September 28 though November 20, 2011.


September 28 Englert Theatre Iowa City, IA
September 30 Yardley Hall – Carlsen Center Overland Park,KS
October 1 Tryon Festival Theatre Urbana, IL
October 2 Mcaninch Arts Center /College Of Du Page Glen Ellyn, IL
October 4 Stem Concert Hall New Albany, IN
October 5 Templeton – Blackburn Alumni Memorial Aud. Athen, OH
October 6 Midland Theatre Newark, OH
October 7 Emens Auditorium Muncie, IN
October 8 Kuttemperoor Auditorium Brookfield, WI
October 9 Stephens Auditorium Ames, IA
October 11 Capitol Theater Madison, WI
October 14 Mesa Arts Center Repertory Theater Mesa, AZ
October 16 Poway Center For The Performing Arts Poway, CA
October 17 Centennial Hall Tucson, AZ
October 18 Folsom Lake College Performing Arts Center Theater Folsom, CA
October 19 Uptown Theatre Napa, CA
October 20 Lancaster Performing Arts Center Lancaster, CA
October 21 Samueli Theater Costa Mesa, CA
October 23 Valley Performing Arts Center – Great Hall Northridge, CA
October 25 Sunset Theatre Carmel, CA
October 26 Craterian Theater Medford, OR
October 27 Tower Theatre Bend, OR
October 28 Washington Center For The Performing Arts Olympia, WA
October 29 Mount Baker Theatre Bellingham, WA
October 30 Columbia Theater Longview, WA
November 1 Bass Concert Hall – University Of Texas @Austin Austin, TX
November 3 Miller Outdoor Theatre Houston, TX
November 4 Hammerson Hall Mississauga, ON
November 5 Community Theatre Morristown, NJ
November 6 Strand Theatre York, PA
November 8 American Theatre Hampton, VA
November 10 Grand Opera House Wilmington, DE
November 11 Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts Fairfield, CT
November 12 Pollak Theatre West Long Brach,NJ
November 13 Center For The Arts Concert Hall Fairfax, VA
November 15 Western Carolina University Pac – Concert Hall Cullowhee, NC
November 16 MSU Riley Center Grand Opera House Meridian, MS
November 17 Hodgson Hall – University Of Georgia Athens, GA
November 18 Curtis M. Phillips Performing Arts Center Gainesville, FL
November 19 Ferguson Hall Tampa, FL
November 20 Lyric Theatre Stuart, FL

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