Caption: Miles Davis performing at Shelly Manne's nightclub in Los Angeles circa 1960
Soundtrack, Composer, Music Department
Born: May 25, 1926
Star sign: Gemini
Height: 5' 6½" (1.69 m)
Known for: Collateral (2004), Zodiac (2007), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Pleasantville (1998)
Miles Davis, famous jazz trumpeter, composer and bandleader, was born 26 May 1926 in Alton, Illinois. He moved to New York in 1944 and studied at Juilliard. He left school and entered the jazz society of New York, meeting such famous musicians as Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Charles Mingus. His record debut came in 1946. Miles soon became a...