Miles Electric

Miles Electric

Fronted by SFJAZZ Collective trumpter Sean Jones, a group of stellar instrumentalists and fusion-era Miles Davis alumni come together as Miles Electric, a multi-generational band specializing in the wired-up and funky music Davis created from the late 1960s to the ‘80s on albums including Bitches Brew and You’re Under Arrest. Led by the legendary trumpeter’s nephew, drummer Vincent Wilburn, Jr., the band features many of the commanding musicians Davis tapped for his various jazz-rock ensembles, among them bassist Darryl Jones – who later played with Sting and currently performs with the Rolling Stones – former Davis collaborator, keyboardist, and musical director Robert Irving III, and percussionist Munyungo Jackson, a veteran of multiple Miles Davis tours and recordings from the late 80s and early 90s. They are joined by saxophone ace Antoine Roney, and the newest member of the SFJAZZ Collective, Sean Jones, playing Davis’ parts on pieces from Jack Johnson, In a Silent Way and other classics with his own unique signature. About Jones, JazzTimes magazine wrote, “When Jones solos, soaring with a gentle strength as his band swells behind him, it's not just a pretty melody... it's praise.”

Artist Personnel

Sean Jones trumpet
Antoine Roney tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
Robert Irving III keyboards
Greg Spero keyboards
Blackbyrd McKnight guitar
Darryl Jones bass
Vincent Wilburn Jr. drums
Debasish Chaudhuri tabla
Abbos Kosimov percussion
Munyungo Jackson percussion
Jeremy Ellis turntables

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"Everyone rocked and socked, and it wasn’t nostalgic in the least. " — Daily Variety
"The Miles Electric Band, [performing] material from Davis' festival-friendly 1969-74 period… quickly pumped up a party vibe. " — Los Angeles Times