The flowers are blooming and the weather is warming up. KCSM is celebrating with special shows on Miles Davis and Duke Ellington.
Review the list of Duke’s compositions and you get a perspective of why Duke Ellington is considered one of America’s premier composers. All through the 1920s and on Duke along with his collaborator Billy Strayhorn produced some of the greatest jazz compositions in America. He produced hundreds of major works and standards played by musicians today. Listen about how his big band of the 30’s and 40’s launched the careers of many major jazz artists.
There is no other jazz artist like Miles Davis. Starting in the 1940 he progressed through the 1990’s changing jazz and music dramatically along the way. Members of his group like John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock and others went on to launch groups of their own. Recently remixes of Kind of Blue and Sketches of Spain were released. Mile lives on!
The spring celebration starts on Tues May 28th with a birthday celebration for Miles. Listen in as Alisa, Jayne Pettingel, Lee, Chris, Chuy and Mel celebrate Miles all day from 7am to 6pm.
Then starting Friday 5/31 it is a Miles Davis weekend.
- Fri 5/31 2-6pm Chuy and Mel
- Sat 6/1 10am-6pm Sonny, Dick and Mel
- Sun 6/2 10am-6pm Keith, Alisa, Chuy and Chris
The next weekend is a celebration of Duke’s 120th Anniversary.
- Fri 6/7 2pm-6pm Chuy and Mel
- Sat 6/8 10am-6pm Sonny, Dick and Mel
- Sun 6/9 9am-2pm Keith and Mel