Miles Davis & John Coltrane: The Final Tour

Featuring a Panel Discussion with Miki Coltrane, Erin Davis, Vince Wilburn Jr., and Steve Berkowitz

The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to host a special listening experience and discussion of the new box set Miles Davis & John Coltrane—the Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6. The evening will include a panel featuring Miki Coltrane (daughter of John Coltrane), Erin Davis (son of Miles Davis), Vince Wilburn, Jr. (nephew of Miles), and Steve Berkowitz (five-time GRAMMY-winning producer who produced the box set), to discuss various songs and video clips from the set as they are played aloud onstage. Showcasing the musical chemistry shared by Miles and Trane, The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 offers five of the best recorded shows from the pivotal Spring 1960 Jazz At The Philharmonic European Tour (Coltrane's last as sideman): two shows from Paris’s L’Olympia Theater on Monday, March 21; two shows from the next night at Stockholm’s Konserthuset; and one from Copenhagen’s Tivolis Koncertsal two days later, on March 23. Originally broadcast on European radio in March 1960, these concert recordings have been long sought after and prized by collectors and are now officially available at last in this box set. The Final Tour is essential listening. Join us for this invitation to travel through time to experience the enduring beauty and magic of Miles and Trane at the peak of their collective powers.

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About Erin Davis

Erin Davis, son of late jazz icon Miles Davis, is a Los Angeles-based musician/producer/composer who heads Davis Artists Group and runs Miles Davis Properties, LLC along with his sister (Cheryl Davis) and his cousin (Vince Wilburn, Jr.) He has  toured and recorded with Miles. His music credits include producing the original music for the Richard Pryor documentary “Omit The Logic,” which won a NAACP Award for “Best Documentary,” along with the 50 Cent flick “Caught In The Cross Fire” and the independent film “Corked.” Previously, he was a drummer for the EMI Records recording group Bloodline, an all-star rock group featuring the offspring of famous musicians, including GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa. He is a regular on industry panels and a co-host of the annual Miles Davis House day party at SXSW.

About Vince Wilburn, Jr.

Vince Wilburn, Jr., nephew of Miles Davis, is a highly accomplished drummer and producer, who has both toured and recorded with Miles on many legendary recordings from 1984 through 1987, including:  The GRAMMY-Award winning album "AURA" -- which he co-produced; "Decoy" - which he also co-produced; "You’re Under Arrest", and the 2008 GRAMMY nominated "Miles From India" – which hit #8 on the Billboard jazz charts. Wilburn, Jr. also toured internationally with the All-Star “Miles From India” ensemble to sell-out crowds. He is also a producer on the Grammy-winning “Miles Ahead” soundtrack for “Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media.”  Wilburn, Jr. is also the bandleader/drummer of Miles Electric Band, which has played to sold-out crowds around the world.

About Miki Coltrane

Michelle Coltrane is a singer, songwriter and non-profit organizer.  As president of The John & Alice Coltrane foundation and working closely with the Coltrane Home in Long Island, Michelle heads scholarship and restoration efforts, organizes events, and has been a leading voice in the legacy of her family’s music.  As a musician, Michelle has toured all over the United States and Europe singing jazz.  Collaborating with artists like Jack DeJohnette, Jeff Watts and Marvin “Smitty” Smith, Michelle’s vocal prowess and compositions have been praised by Jazz Times and All About Jazz.  Her second solo album, Awakening, was released last year. 

About Steve Berkowitz

Steve Berkowitz is a five time GRAMMY and Double Blues Award winning producer with Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings/Sony Music A&R/Marketing, and has supervised or produced for re-issue music by Miles Davis for the past 30 years – as well as for Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Paul Simon, Simon & Garfunkel, Muddy Waters, Glenn Gould, Michael Jackson, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong, and many more. Prior to his 25 year tenure at Columbia, Steve was an artist manager, musician, agent, production manager and concert promoter.