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Chicago Jazz Orchestra Members Pay Tribute To Miles Davis

By Sarah Cobarrubias in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 2, 2012 9:05PM

2012_11_2_milesdavistribute.jpg Next Thursday is not only the 27th anniversary of the day Miles Davis guest-starred on Miami Vice as a pimp named Ivory Jones; it’s also the night that members of the Chicago Jazz Orchestra will gather at Driehaus Museum to play a show in tribute to the jazz legend.

The tribute show’s cast is comprised of trumpeter / flugelhornist Art Davis, bassist Dennis Carroll, and pianist Pete Benson, who will perform pieces from Davis’ big chart-topping days: the mid- to late-1950s.

We predict it’s going to be a magnificent experience (even if it means shelling out 35 bucks), not just because we get to witness notable jazz artists breathe new life into a historical jazz figure, but also because of the museum’s awe-inducing display of history and design. The rehabbed “Marble Palace” showcases Richard Driehaus’s extensive art collection, which includes Tiffany statues, stained glass, chandeliers, lamps, you name it.

A Tribute to Miles Davis is Thursday, Nov. 8 at Driehaus Museum, 40 E Erie, 6 p.m., $35, all ages