Five Eras In Miles Davis’ Career Featured In Monthlong Musical Tribute

We’ve missed the first two shows, but three more to go on the Five Weeks For Miles schedule, award-winning trumpet player Brownman Ali’s 5-week, monthlong tribute to Miles Davis at Toronto’s Trane Studio.

During the five Fridays in October, Brownman leads five different all-star ensembles covering five musical eras of Miles Davis’ legendary career.

Week one spotlighted “Young Miles” – The Bird Years, followed a week later by “Birth Of The Cool & Kind Of Blue” – Post-Bop Miles.

This Friday (Oct. 15), we get “Plugged Nickel” – The Shorter Years, which leads us into the final two shows: “From Bitches Brew to Tutu” – Electric Miles and “Doo-bop” – Had He Lived…

The Five Weeks For Miles series is in it’s 5th year now and is one of the most popular jazz events in the city.

Wow. When does the next flight leave for Toronto?

“For those who appreciate jazz as a true art form, Five Weeks For Miles represents a rare opportunity to understand it’s greatest legend’s career, where he could have gone and a reminder of what he might have meant to us today,” says Bowman of the five-gig/five-week tribute. “I’m truly honored to be fronting this sequential tribute and performing with such a monstrous cross-section of players.”

It really looks like an amazing series of shows, and a special treat for Miles Davis fans and just fans of jazz music in general.

Five Fridays. Five Quintets. Five jazz eras. That’s what I’m talking about….

For full event info please visit You can also visit the Facebook event page.


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