Miles Davis Family Honored to Have Jazz Icon Inducted Into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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Jazz Icon Miles Davis Marks Sole Jazz Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and his Family is Honored

The immediate family of universally-renowned jazz icon Miles Davis is extremely honored that he is being recognized by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the organization’s 21st Annual Induction ceremony, taking place this Monday, March 13 at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Davis, who is widely acclaimed to be one of the 20th Century’s most creative artists, is credited with changing the sound of popular music several times during his six decade career. His musical experimentation, which began in the late 60’s, created a highly innovative fusion of Jazz with Rock & Roll, Soul, Funk and Hip Hop.

Comments Davis nephew Vince Wilburn, Jr., along with immediate Davis offspring Cheryl and Erin Davis: “Cheryl, Erin and I are proud and honored that Miles is being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. We acknowledge the uniqueness of a Jazz musician being admitted into Rock & Roll’s elite club. It is especially noteworthy and meaningful to the family that this honor is being bestowed on Miles as we celebrate his 80th birthday this year.”

2006 marks many important milestones for the late jazz icon. His 80th birthday will be celebrated this year on May 26, while the 15th Anniversary of his passing will be recognized on September 21. His great legacy and highly significant musical contribution continues to remain a strong and viable presence today, nearly 15 years after his passing. As the sole Jazz inductee of the 2006 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, he will be honored alongside Black Sabbath, Blondie, Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Sex Pistols.

Fans of the jazz great may view several of his personal items now on loan with the Cleveland Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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