Agustus Miles Davis

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Agustus Miles Davis Wiki Biography

Miles Dewey Davis III was born on 26 May 1926, in Alton, Illinois USA, and was a bandleader, composer, and rated as one of the noted trumpeters of all time, best known for his various musical contributions to jazz. His career spanned five decades, and he was responsible for influencing several genres. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it was prior to his passing in 1991.

How rich was Miles Davis? As of late-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that was at $10 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. He helped develop cool jazz, while recording many albums. He also performed around the country and internationally, with all of his achievements ensuring the position of his wealth.

At the age of 13, Miles would start his journey in music when his father gave him a trumpet and started arranging lessons for him. Three years later, he became a member of a music society and began performing at Elks Club after school. The following year, he performed with Eddie Randle’s band, and was invited to join the Tiny Bradshaw Band. He matriculated from East St. Louis Lincoln High School, and afterwards joined the band of singer Billy Eckstine, despite Davis’ parents wanting him to continue his studies.

He moved to New York City and attended the Juilliard School of Music. He also held nightly jam sessions at Monroe’s and Minton’s Playhouse, and eventually he dropped out of Julliard because he disliked the school’s style which focused on European and ‘white’ music. He started performing professionally, and also took his first step into a recording studio. He would then perform with several groups, and helped move the bebop era forward. After one of his recordings, he helped popularize cool jazz with a nonet group including a tuba and French horn. They were active until 1949 and then had a contract with Capitol Records, which then led to the album “Birth of the Cool” which would solidify the “cool jazz” movement. During this time, Miles’ net worth started to steadily increase.

He travelled to Paris at the end of 1949, and found that African-Americans were less discriminated against there. A lot of people urged him to stay but he returned to the US, but after returning he would become depressed, mainly because of his separation from French singer Juliette Greco. He also started to develop an addiction to heroin, which eventually effected him greatly. Despite these struggles, his music continued to move forward and he would collaborate with a lot of other artists. He then signed a contract with Prestige records and would release numerous songs with them. He helped popularize what would be known as hard bop, which distanced itself from cool jazz. After a throat operation, he developed a whisper in his voice due to a vocal outburst, and this led him to get the nickname “prince of darkness”.

He returned to New York City and started performing again, performing with a quintet. The new group would sign a contract with Columbia Records, and Davis along with his group would release four albums, but in 1957 the group disbanded mainly due to drug problems. The following year, he would form a sextet and commence recording once again. Going into the early 1960s, Davis did a series of recordings with a jazz big band, and started incorporating European classical music. In 1964, he would form his second great quintet, which produced a series of recordings, and around this time, he started introducing music that would later influence both the rock and funk genres. He further experimented with music, however, because of health problems, he would eventually retire after a successful tour in Japan. He re-emerged in 1979, and then continued to make music until his death; his net worth continued to rise once again.

For his personal life, Miles Davis was married to Frances Davis (m. 1958–1968), Betty Davis (m. 1968–1969) and Cicely Tyson (m. 1981–1988). Davis passed away in Santa Monica, California in September 1991, due to the combined effects of respiratory failure, pneumonia, and a stroke. Many would consider his numerous musical developments as being most influential in helping pioneer 20th century music. A lot of future artists would later cite him as an influence.

IMDB Wikipedia $10 million 1.69 m 1926-05-26 1991 1991-09-28 Actor Agustus Miles Davis Alton American Betty Davis (m. 1968–1969) Billy Eckstine Cheryl Davis Cicely Tyso m. 1981–1988 Cicely Tyson Cleota Henry Davis Dorothy Mae Davis Eddie Randle Erin Davis Frances Davis (m. 1958–1968) Gregory Davis Illinois Jazz trumpeter Jr. Juillianrd School May 26 1926 Miles Davis IV Miles Davis Net Worth Miles Dewey Davis September 28 U.S. Vernon Napoleon Davis

Agustus Miles Davis Quick Info

Full NameMiles Davis
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthMay 26 1926
DiedSeptember 28, 1991
Place Of BirthAlton, Illinois, U.S.
Height1.69 m
ProfessionJazz trumpeter
EducationJuilliard School
NationalityAmerican
SpouseCicely Tyson (m. 1981–1988), Betty Davis (m. 1968–1969), Frances Davis (m. 1958–1968)
ChildrenCheryl Davis, Erin Davis, Gregory Davis, Miles Davis IV
ParentsMiles Dewey Davis, Jr., Cleota Henry Davis
SiblingsVernon Napoleon Davis, Dorothy Mae Davis
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002537/
Allmusichttp://www.allmusic.com/artist/miles-davis-mn0000423829
AwardsGrammy Hall of Fame, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Grammy Award for Best Improvised Jazz Solo, Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album, American Book Awards, AACTA Award for Best Original Music Score, Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental P…
Music GroupsMiles Davis Quintet
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Music Film, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Duo or Group, Soul Train Music Award for Best Jazz Album – Solo, So What, Blue In Green, All Blues
MoviesScrooged, Dingo, Miles Davis: Live in Munich, Miles Davis: That’s What Happened: Live in Germany 1987

Agustus Miles Davis Quotes

  • If it wasn’t for Neal Hefti, the Count Basie band wouldn’t sound as good as it does. But Neal’s band can’t play those same arrangements nearly as well.
  • I’ll play it and tell you what is later.
  • [on Louis Armstrong] You can’t play anything on a horn that Louis hasn’t played.
  • [on Eric Dolphy] He plays like somebody is standing on his foot.
  • A legend is an old man with a cane known for what he used to do. I’m still doing it.
  • For me, music and life are all about style.
  • I know what I’ve done for music, but don’t call me “a legend”.

Agustus Miles Davis Important Facts

  • On 12 June 2012, Davis and French singer Édith Piaf were pictured on separate commemorative postage stamps in a joint issue by the USA and France. The nondenominated ‘forever’ USA stamps had an initial issue price of 45¢ each; the French stamps had denominations of 0,60 EUR (Davis) and 0,89 EUR (Piaf).
  • Uncle of Vincent Wilburn Jr..
  • Duke Ellington called him “the Picasso of Jazz, the invisible art”.
  • He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
  • Biography in: “The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives”. Volume 3, 1991-1993, pp. 123-125. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2001.
  • Once met Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman when Hoffman was working as a lifeguard at a public swimming pool.
  • He was voted the 88th Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Artist of all time by Rolling Stone.
  • Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1979.
  • Played with Charlie Parker prior to going solo.
  • Had 4 children: Cheryl Davis (born 1944), Gregory Davis, (born 1946), Miles Davis IV (born 1950) and Erin Davis (born 1970).
  • Attended The Julliard School of Music.
  • Miles Davis 1959 recording, ‘Kind of Blue’, is considered by some to be the best jazz recording of all time.
  • He was married to Cicely Tyson by Andrew Young in the home of Bill Cosby. Bill Cosby was the best man, and gave away the bride.
  • Jazz trumpeter.
  • Born at 5:00am-CDT.

Agustus Miles Davis Filmography

TitleYearStatusCharacterRole
A Crazy Leo ShowTV Mini-Series performer – 1 episode, 2013 writer – 1 episode, 2013Soundtrack
Covert AffairsTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2013 writer – 1 episode, 2013Soundtrack
Bi no tsuboTV Series 1 episode, 2013 performer – 3 episodes, 2013 writer – 2 episodes, 2013Soundtrack
Video Compilation: Top Ten Best Videos 2007-20122013Documentary performer: “All Blues” – uncredited / writer: “All Blues” – uncreditedSoundtrack
Ginger & Rosa2012performer: “Blue in Green” / writer: “Blue in Green”Soundtrack
SuitsTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2012 writer – 1 episode, 2012Soundtrack
Any Day Now2012performer: “Green Haze” / writer: “Green Haze”Soundtrack
Homeland2011TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Funny Show: Part One2011Video short performer: “All Blues” / writer: “All Blues”Soundtrack
Rubicon2010TV Series 1 episodeSoundtrack
Frankie & Alice2010performer: “Fall”Soundtrack
FringeTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2010 writer – 1 episode, 2010Soundtrack
Barney’s Version2010performer: “Solar” / writer: “Solar”Soundtrack
United States of Tara2010TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
CalifornicationTV Series performer – 2 episodes, 2009 writer – 2 episodes, 2009Soundtrack
Later… With Jools Holland2009TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Banda sonoraTV Series performer – 2 episodes, 2007 – 2009 writer – 1 episode, 2007Soundtrack
The Uninvited2009performer: “Green Haze” / writer: “Green Haze”Soundtrack
Chris Botti in Boston2009TV Movie writer: “Flamenco Sketches”Soundtrack
The Simpsons2008TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Roland Kirk: Live in ’64 & ’672008Video music: “Milestones”Soundtrack
Sonny Rollins: Live in ’65 & ’682008Video music: “Four”Soundtrack
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video Game performer: “Move”Soundtrack
Parashat Ha-ShavuaTV Series performer – 9 episodes, 2006 – 2008 writer – 8 episodes, 2006 – 2008Soundtrack
DexterTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2007 writer – 1 episode, 2007Soundtrack
Mad MenTV Series performer – 2 episodes, 2007 writer – 1 episode, 2007Soundtrack
Zodiac2007performer: “Solar” / writer: “Solar”Soundtrack
Midnight Son2007Short performer: “Nature Boy”Soundtrack
Druckfrisch2006TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Independent LensTV Series documentary performer – 2 episodes, 2004 writer – 1 episode, 2004Soundtrack
Collateral2004performer: “Spanish Key” / writer: “Spanish Key”Soundtrack
Skeppsholmen2003TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Levity2003performer: “Blue in Green” 1959 / writer: “Blue in Green” 1959Soundtrack
The West WingTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2003 writer – 1 episode, 2003Soundtrack
Comedian2002Documentary performer: “If I Were a Bell”Soundtrack
The WireTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2002 writer – 1 episode, 2002Soundtrack
Cleo2002TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Crossing Jordan2002TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
LivshungerTV Series music – 1 episode, 2002 performer – 1 episode, 2002Soundtrack
The Score2001performer: “Autumn Leaves” Les Feuilles MortesSoundtrack
Scratch2001Documentary performer: “Doo Bop Song” / writer: “Doo Bop Song”Soundtrack
Finding Forrester2000performer: “Bitches Brew” / writer: “Bitches Brew”Soundtrack
Extranjeros de sí mismos2000Documentary performer: “Soleá”Soundtrack
The Talented Mr. Ripley1999“FOUR” / performer: “NATURE BOY”Soundtrack
In Too Deep1999performer: “I Thought About You”Soundtrack
Runaway Bride1999performer: “It Never Entered My Mind”Soundtrack
Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth1998Documentary performer: “It Never Entered My Mind”Soundtrack
Where’s Marlowe?1998writer: “All Blues”Soundtrack
Pleasantville1998performer: “So What” / writer: “So What”Soundtrack
Day 5321998Short performer: “Ife” / writer: “Ife”Soundtrack
Trzy dni z zycia malzenskiego1998Short performer: “The Pan Piper”Soundtrack
One Eight Seven1997performer: “Blue in Green” / writer: “Blue in Green”Soundtrack
The Last Time I Committed Suicide1997performer: “Move”Soundtrack
Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival1997Documentary performer: “Call It Anything” / writer: “Call It Anything”Soundtrack
Set It Off1996performer: “All Blues”Soundtrack
Basquiat1996performer: “Flamenco Sketches” / writer: “Flamenco Sketches”Soundtrack
The Flower of My Secret1995performer: “Soleá”Soundtrack
Snaps1995TV Series performer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
Terra Estrangeira1995performer: “Fran Dance” / writer: “Fran Dance”Soundtrack
Surviving the Game1994performer: “Flamenco Sketches” / writer: “Flamenco Sketches”Soundtrack
A Bronx Tale1993performer: “Flamenco Sketches”Soundtrack
Miles Davis & Quincy Jones: Live at Montreux1993Video performer: “Boplicity”, “Springsville”, “Maids of Cadiz”, “The Duke”, “My Ship”, “Miles Ahead”, “Blues for Pablo”, “Orgone”, “Gone, Gone, Gone”, “Summertime”, “Here Come de Honey Man”, “The Pan Piper”, “Solea”Soundtrack
In the Line of Fire1993performer: “All Blues” / writer: “All Blues”Soundtrack
Sneakers1992performer: “Flamenco Sketches” / writer: “Flamenco Sketches”Soundtrack
High Heels1991performer: “Soleá”, “Saeta”Soundtrack
A Kiss Before Dying1991performer: “So What” / writer: “So What”Soundtrack
Scrooged1988performer: “We Three Kings of Orient Are”Soundtrack
36 fillette1988performer: “Moon Dreams”Soundtrack
Siesta1987performer: “Theme for Agustine” / writer: “Theme for Agustine”Soundtrack
Absolute Beginners1986writer: “So What Lyric Version”Soundtrack
Kerouac, the Movie1985Documentary performer: “Blue Haze” / writer: “Blue Haze”Soundtrack
Lenny1974performer: “It Never Entered My Mind”, “Tempus Fugit”, “Well You Needn’t”Soundtrack
Jazz 6251964TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Sound of Miles Davis1959TV Movie writer: “So What”Soundtrack
Elevator to the Gallows1958performer: “Ascenseur Pour L’Échafaud Générique”, “L’Assassinat De Carala”, “Sur L’Autoroute”, “Julien Dans L’Ascenseur”, “Florence Sur Les Champs-Élysées”, “Dîner Au Motel”, “Évasion De Julien”, “Visite Du Vigile”, “Au Bar Du Petit Bac”, “Chez Le Photographe Du Motel” / writer: “Ascenseur Pour L’Échafaud Générique”, “L’Assassinat De Carala”, “Sur L’Autoroute”, “Julien Dans L’Ascenseur”, “Florence Sur Les Champs-Élysées”, “Dîner Au Motel”, “Évasion De Julien”, “Visite Du Vigile”, “Au Bar Du PetiSoundtrack
The StrainTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2016 writer – 1 episode, 2016Soundtrack
Life & Death2016Short “So What”Soundtrack
Better Call Saul2016TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Miles Ahead2015performer: “Agharta: Prelude 2”, “So What”, “Duran”, “Frelon Brun”, “Miles Ahead”, “Back Seat Betty”, “Seven Steps to Heaven”, “Gone”, “Blue in Green”, “Sanctuary”, “Black Satin”, “Go Ahead John”, “Teo”, “Moja Part 1 and 2”, “He Loved Him Madly”, “Solea” / writer: “Nefertiti”, “Agharta: Prelude 2”, “So What”, “Duran”, “Frelon Brun”, “Miles Ahead”, “Back Seat Betty”, “Seven Steps to Heaven”, “Blue in Green”, “Black Satin”, “Go Ahead John”, “Teo”, “Moja Part 1 and 2”, “He Loved Him Madly” – as MilSoundtrack
Ricki and the Flash2015performer: “In a Silent Way”Soundtrack
Big Eyes2014/Iperformer: “Doxy”Soundtrack
Brows Held High2014TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
True Blood2014TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The 50 Year Argument2014Documentary performer: “Feio”, “Miles Runs The Voodoo Down” / writer: “Miles Runs The Voodoo Down”Soundtrack
BoschTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2014 writer – 1 episode, 2014Soundtrack
Soyez La Mort de Moi2014Short “All Blues”Soundtrack
American Horror Story2013TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Trials of Cate McCall2013writer: “Tune Up”Soundtrack
Géographie humaine2013DocumentaryComposer
La nube2011ShortComposer
Les lunettes2007ShortComposer
Beef: The Series2006TV Series documentaryComposer
Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue2004DocumentaryComposer
Dingo1991Composer
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1985TV Series 1 episodeComposer
Jack Johnson1970DocumentaryComposer
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One1968DocumentaryComposer
Elevator to the Gallows1958Composer
Miles Ahead2015musician: trumpet solosMusic Department
A Field Guide to Cats2015Short stock musicMusic Department
Boris Vian2014Documentary short composer: theme musicMusic Department
Ne vjeruj nikome2013Documentary short stock musicMusic Department
Parashat Ha-Shavua2009TV Series composer – 1 episodeMusic Department
Dresden1999composer: song “Big Foot”Music Department
Miles Davis & Quincy Jones: Live at Montreux1993Video musician: trumpetMusic Department
High Heels1991musician: trumpet, “Solea” and “Saeta”Music Department
Street Smart1987musicianMusic Department
Elevator to the Gallows1958musician: trumpetMusic Department
Dingo1991Billy CrossActor
Scrooged1988Street MusiciansActor
On the Edge1987TV MovieOzzieActor
Miami Vice1985TV SeriesIvory JonesActor
Play That, Teo2017Documentary post-productionHimselfSelf
Jingle Bell Rocks!2013DocumentaryHimself (voice)Self
Miles Davis: Live at Montreux Highlights 1973 to 19912011Himself – Trumpet, keyboardsSelf
1959: The Year That Changed Jazz2009TV Movie documentaryMiles DavisSelf
Keith Jarrett: The Art of Improvisation2005TV Movie documentarySelf
Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John Lennon2003Video documentaryHimself (segment “Nobody Told Me”)Self
Miles Davis: Live from the Montreal Jazz Festival2000VideoHimself – TrumpetSelf
Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival1997DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Miles Davis & Quincy Jones: Live at Montreux1993VideoHimselfSelf
Miles Davis and Friends1992TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards1991TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones1990DocumentaryHimselfSelf
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Sunday Night1989TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards1988TV SpecialHimselfSelf
20th NAACP Image Awards1988TV SpecialHimself – PresenterSelf
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards1987TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Late Night with David Letterman1987TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid1986Video documentaryHimselfSelf
Great Performances1986TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Crime Story1986TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Dick Cavett Show1986TV SeriesHimselfSelf
VH1 New Visions1986TV SeriesHimself – Guest Host VJ (1987)Self
The Core of the Apple1986TV Series documentaryHimself – PerformerSelf
Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City1985Video shortHimself (uncredited)Self
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish1984TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)Self
Miles Davis live in Europe1983HimselfSelf
Saturday Night Live1981TV SeriesHimself – Musical GuestSelf
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryThemselvesSelf
In Concert1973TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Imagine1972TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)Self
Fight of the Century1971TV MovieHimself – Audience MemberSelf
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1970TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
The Robert Herridge Theater1960TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Sound of Miles Davis1959TV MovieHimselfSelf
Tonight!1955TV SeriesHimself – Trumpet / Recipient Down Beat AwardSelf
Adventures in Jazz1949TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Jazz Concert1949TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Hôtel La Louisiane2015DocumentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Dolezal Backstage2015TV Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Jaco2015DocumentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Marcus2015Video documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Io sono Tony Scott, ovvero come l’Italia fece fuori il più grande clarinettista del jazz2010DocumentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel2009DocumentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Banda sonora2007-2009TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage
Tracks2008TV Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
ETV tokushû2007TV Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage
Marilyn Mazur: Queen of Percussion2006DocumentaryHimselfArchive Footage
The Greatest Canadian2004TV Mini-Series documentaryArchive Footage
Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue2004DocumentaryHimselfArchive Footage
60 Minutes2003TV Series documentaryHimself – Jazz MusicianArchive Footage
A Huey P. Newton Story2001TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)Archive Footage
The Miles Davis Story2001TV Movie documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Ali-Frazier I: One Nation… Divisible2000TV Movie documentaryHimself – Audience Member (uncredited)Archive Footage
Gimme Some Truth: The Making of John Lennon’s Imagine Album2000Video documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
CNN World Beat2000TV SeriesAs HimselfArchive Footage
François Chalais, la vie comme un roman1997TV Movie documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Prince Interactive1994Video GameHimselfArchive Footage
Great Performances1993TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage
Music on 21970TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage

Agustus Miles Davis Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieCategory
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Jazz AlbumAlbum: “Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4”Won
1998Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on February 19, 1998 at 7060 Hollywood Blvd.Won
1991AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Original Music ScoreDingo (1991)Won
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Jazz AlbumAlbum: “Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4”Nominated
1998Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on February 19, 1998 at 7060 Hollywood Blvd.Nominated
1991AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Original Music ScoreDingo (1991)Nominated