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The Magic of Miles

The Magic of Miles

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Tickets now available at the door before the show.

About the Yardbird Suite

The Yardbird Suite has been Edmonton's jazz venue since 1957. It is the performance venue of the Edmonton Jazz Society, and is an intimate, volunteer-run lounge specializing in...

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River City Big Band presents...The Magic of Miles, Sunday, October 20th - 7:30PM @ The Yardbird Suite (11 Tommy Banks Way)

When reviewing the history of jazz, Miles Davis is the one name that is a constant for setting trends, raising the musical bar and being the agent for change in the evolution in jazz. Although his music has rooted in the big band sound and Bebop music of the 1940s, Miles developed his own voice and minimalist approach in “Cool” jazz of the 50s. With his eye to the future, his constant desire to explore and innovate, Miles became the trend setter in his modal and expressive music and 1959 album Kind of Blue which is still considered to be the most influential album in the history of jazz. Miles’ quartets, quintets and sextets of the 60s were energetic and hard-swinging and were the model for all others. Seeing the impact of Rock n’ Roll and electronic instruments, Miles seized the opportunity and embraced what was new in his 1970 release of the Bitches Brew. What followed were generations of young musicians who were quick take his lead and champion what became known as “Jazz Fusion”. Miles popularized, and to some extent even commercialized jazz, and the influence is undeniable. On the 60th anniversary of the album Kind of Blue come experience the Magic of Miles through the sound of the River City Big Band, Edmonton’s premiere big band.

Tickets are $25.00, plus applicable fees.

Date & Times

  • Sun 10/20/2019 7:30 PM

    Tickets now available at the door before the show.