Legendary Jazz Great Miles Davis Continues to Celebrate 2006 'Milestone' Year Marked by 80th Birthday on May 26

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2006 is a huge year for late jazz icon Miles Davis, whose legacy lives on.

The legacy of legendary jazz great Miles Davis continues to live on. The late internationally revered icon would have turned 80 years old on May 26, which is being commemorated with a special Concord Box Set to be released May 23. Additionally, a special remix project entitled Evolution Of The Groove featuring Santana and Nas among others will be released this fall (date tba) to honor the 15th Anniversary of Davis' passing on September 21. A live performance DVD release is also scheduled for release this fall.    

2006 is a big year for Miles Davis. He was the sole jazz artist inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last March alongside Blondie, Black Sabbath and Lynyrd Skynyrd; The Smithsonian launched Jazz Appreciation Month in April with several of his archival items; He will be posthumously inducted into the Hollywood's RockWalk in recognition of his significant contribution and impact to music, and critically acclaimed actor Don Cheadle will portray Davis in a forthcoming biopic. A gallery exhibition of original paintings and other artworks by Davis is also being planned for the near future. Meanwhile, Davis' business representatives are busy taking meetings with longtime fan and supporter, Carlos Santana, to discuss upcoming projects with Miles Davis Properties.

PHOTO CAPTION: (Pictured Left-to-Right)

Darryl Porter, point attorney for Miles Davis Properties; Vince Wilburn, Jr., nephew and bandmate of Miles Davis; Cheryl Pawelski from Concord/Fantasy Records, Carlos Santana and Bill Belmont from Concord/Fantasy Records.

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