Miles Davis‘ music is being celebrated and shared in the upcoming musical production the Miles Davis Experience: 1949-1959, running September 28 through November 20. CAMI Music, Miles Davis Properties, LLC and Blue Note have come together to explore Davis through music, photos, film clips and a narrator, leaving the show to live up to the full “experience” part of its title.
 
The production, led by musician Ambrose Akinmusire and narrated by actor and poet Donald Lacy highlights Davis’ music through a 10-year time period, using the music to depict post-war America, the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights movement and the musical climate at the time.
 
The tour is stopping at several college campuses around the country. You might have a Kind Of Blue poster on your dorm wall, but this tour will surely give you some further insight into the world of jazz music and the life of one of its most beloved stars. Do not let the historical content of the production lure you away from being a part of this celebration. True, the topic is aged, but with the allure of a Broadway musical it is sure to be more entertaining than your history book. Check out the tour dates below.
 
Tour Dates For The Miles Davis Experience: 1949-1959:
09/28 – Iowa City, IA – Englert Theater
09/30 – Overland Park, KS – Yardley Hall- Carlsen Center
10/01 – Urbana, IL – Tryon Festival Theater
10/02 – Glen Ellyn, IL – McAninch Arts Center/College Of Du Page
10/04 – New Albany, IN – Stem Concert Hall
10/05 – Athen, OH – Templeton – Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium
10/06 – Newark, OH – Midland Theater
10/07 – Muncie, IN – Emens Auditorium
10/08 – Brookfield, WI – Kuttemperoor Auditorium
10/09 – Ames, IA – Stephens Auditorium
10/11 – Madison, WI – Capitol Theater
10/14 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Arts Center Repertory Theater
10/16 – Poway, CA – Poway Center For The Performing Arts
10/17 – Tucson, AZ – Centennial Hall
10/18 – Theater Folsom, CA – Folsom Lake College Performing Arts Center
10/19 – Napa, CA – Uptown Theater
10/20 – Lancaster, CA – Lancaster Performing Arts Center
10/21 – Costa Mesa, CA – Samueli Theater
10/23 – Northridge, CA – Valley Performing Arts Center – Great Hall
10/25 – Carmel, CA – Sunset Theater
10/26 – Medford, OR – Craterian Theater
10/27 – Bend, OR – Tower Theater
10/28 – Olympia, WA – Washington Center For The Performing Arts
10/29 – Bellingham, WA – Mount Baker Theater
10/30 – Longview, WA – Columbia Theater
11/01 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall – University Of Texas At Austin
11/03 – Houston, TX – Miller Outdoor Theater
11/04 – Mississauga, ON – Hammerson Hall
11/05 – Morristown, NJ – Community Theater
11/06 – York, PA – Strand Theater
11/08 – Hampton, VA – American Theater
11/10 – Wilmington, DE – Grand House Opera
11/11 – Fairfield, CT – Fairfield University’s Quick Center For The Arts
11/12 – West Long Brach, NJ – Pollak Theater
11/13 – Fairfax, VA – Center For The Arts Concert Hall
11/15 – Cullowhee, NC – Western Carolina University Pac – Concert Hall
11/16 – Meridian, MS – MSU Riley Center Grand Opera House
11/17 – Athens, GA – Hodgson Hall – University Of Georgia
11/18 – Gainesville, FL – Curtis M. Phillips Performing Arts Center
11/19 – Tampa, FL – Ferguson Hall
11/20 – Stuart, FL – Lyric Theater