Call it the Return of the Cool.
The spoken word production company BlackPoet Ventures is set for a repeat presentation of Cool Like That: A Tribute To Miles Davis.
Scheduled for May 24 at the Kerr Cultural Center on the campus of Arizona State University, Cool Like That will incorporate live music, dance and song – but it’s the spoken word that will truly capture Miles’ creative spirit.
A workshop production was originally introduced March 12-14 by the Phoenix-based poetry and theater company, yet at the request of Miles Davis’ nephew, Vincent Wilburn, the show returns for a special matinee performance, just in time to celebrate Miles Davis’ 83rd birthday.
From a report on PhxSoul.com, director Rod Ambrose notes the production serves as a workshop framework and exposes new and old audiences to the jazz icon.
“There is in my opinion no need in attempting to create a story about a man whose voice is so famously etched into the minds, hearts and souls of so many,” Ambrose told PhxSoul.com. “This production is designed for performers and artists to explore the vibrant and robust life and musical genius of Miles Dewey Davis who was perhaps the most innovative Black classical jazz artist of the 20th century.”
The matinee is at 3 PM, Sunday, May 24. Tickets are $25 through the ASU Kerr Box Office and via all Ticketmaster outlets (not including additional fees). Children, student, senior and group rates also available.
Tickets are $25 through the ASU Kerr Box Office and via Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets (not including additional fees). Children, student, senior and group rates also available. Call 480-596-2660 and visit ASUKerr.com. For additional information call 602-914-7301 or visit BlackPoetVentures.com.