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Miles Davis Experience: 1949-1959 ‘Immersive Production’ to Tour

Show features images of the period with music by trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire

The Miles Davis Experience 1949-1959

CAMI Music has joined forces with Miles Davis Properties, LLC and Blue Note Records to present The Miles Davis Experience: 1949-1959. Described as “a new immersive musical and historical production,” The Miles Davis Experience: 1949-1959 will recapture this critical period of American history through a historical and cultural context.

Led by Blue Note Records artist and trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, the performance will follow Miles’ musical development in linear chronology, telling of the challenges and optimism in post-war America, civil rights struggle, historical milestones and the creative cauldron of new music that Miles pioneered and nurtured. According to a press release, “The show will be an immersive experience–more than a concert, less narrow then a scripted play or media presentation. The goal is to leave the audience member with a feeling of what it was like to live in America during this important period.”

The show will feature iconic era images brought together by beat poet-style narrator and actor Donald Lacy. Akinmusire will be joined by the Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet, featuring Walter Smith III (tenor sax), Sam Harris (piano), Harish Raghavan (bass) and Justin Brown (drums.) The U.S. tour will run from September 28-November 20, 2011.

Miles Davis Experience: 1949-1959 Tour Dates

September 28 Englert Theatre Iowa City, IA

September 30 Yardley Hall-Carlsen Center Overland Park, KS

October 1 Tryon Festival Theatre Urbana, IL

October 2 Mcaninch Arts Center /College Of Du Page Glen Ellyn, IL

October 4 Stem Concert Hall New Albany, IN

October 5 Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Aud. Athens, OH

October 6 Midland Theatre Newark, OH

October 7 Emens Auditorium Muncie, IN

October 8 Kuttemperoor Auditorium Brookfield, WI

October 9 Stephens Auditorium Ames, IA

October 11 Capitol Theater Madison, WI

October 14 Mesa Arts Center Repertory Theater Mesa, AZ

October 16 Poway Center For The Performing Arts Poway, CA

October 17 Centennial Hall Tucson, AZ

October 18 Folsom Lake College Performing Arts Center Theater Folsom, CA

October 19 Uptown Theatre Napa, CA

October 20 Lancaster Performing Arts Center Lancaster, CA

October 21 Samueli Theater Costa Mesa, CA

October 23 Valley Performing Arts Center-Great Hall Northridge, CA

October 25 Sunset Theatre Carmel, CA

October 26 Craterian Theater Medford, OR

October 27 Tower Theatre Bend, OR

October 28 Washington Center For The Performing Arts Olympia, WA

October 29 Mount Baker Theatre Bellingham, WA

October 30 Columbia Theater Longview, WA

November 1 Bass Concert Hall-University Of Texas @Austin Austin, TX

November 3 Miller Outdoor Theatre Houston, TX

November 4 Hammerson Hall Mississauga, ON

November 5 Community Theatre Morristown, NJ

November 6 Strand Theatre York, PA

November 8 American Theatre Hampton, VA

November 10 Grand Opera House Wilmington, DE

November 11 Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts Fairfield, CT

November 12 Pollak Theatre West Long Branch,NJ

November 13 Center For The Arts Concert Hall Fairfax, VA

November 15 Western Carolina University Pac-Concert Hall Cullowhee, NC

November 16 MSU Riley Center Grand Opera House Meridian, MS

November 17 Hodgson Hall – University Of Georgia Athens, GA

November 18 Curtis M. Phillips Performing Arts Center Gainesville, FL

November 19 Ferguson Hall Tampa, FL

November 20 Lyric Theatre Stuart, FL

For more information, visit CAMI Music.

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