Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion.

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion.

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century

Sarah Vaughn | one of the greatest singers to have ever graced this earth!!!!

Sarah Vaughn | one of the greatest singers to have ever graced this earth!!!!

Jazz great Duke Ellington at the piano- playing one of his songs for jazz band on the piano! So much fun!!

Jazz great Duke Ellington at the piano- playing one of his songs for jazz band on the piano! So much fun!!

Nina Simone (1933-2003) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist and jazz musician

Nina Simone (1933-2003) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist and jazz musician

Thelonious Monk (1963 NY, NY).  As of 2010, One of Five Jazz Musicians featured on Cover of Time Magazine, after Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, & Duke Ellington, & before Wynton Marsalis. https://www.morrisonhotelgallery.com/photographer/default.aspx?photographerID=10=1631

Thelonious Monk (1963 NY, NY). As of 2010, One of Five Jazz Musicians featured on Cover of Time Magazine, after Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, & Duke Ellington, & before Wynton Marsalis. https://www.morrisonhotelgallery.com/photographer/default.aspx?photographerID=10=1631

Charlie Parker, aka Bird & Yardbird, jazz saxophonist & composer. He was a highly influential jazz soloist, leading figure in the development of bebop & introducer of revolutionary harmonic ideas. As an icon for the hipster subculture & later the Beat Gen, he personified the jazz musician as an uncompromising artist & intellectual, rather than an entertainer. Miles Davis once said, "You can tell the history of jazz in 4 words: Louis Armstrong. Charlie Parker." both brokethrough in their…

Charlie Parker, aka Bird & Yardbird, jazz saxophonist & composer. He was a highly influential jazz soloist, leading figure in the development of bebop & introducer of revolutionary harmonic ideas. As an icon for the hipster subculture & later the Beat Gen, he personified the jazz musician as an uncompromising artist & intellectual, rather than an entertainer. Miles Davis once said, "You can tell the history of jazz in 4 words: Louis Armstrong. Charlie Parker." both brokethrough in their…

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