The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents Four Generations of Miles. Band members include Jimmy Cobb (drums), Mike Stern (guitar), Buster Williams (bass), and Sonny Fortune (saxophone). Jimmy Cobb is the elder statesman of the group, having played with Miles, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly and Co. between 1957 and 1963 on many of Miles’ recordings. Five-time Grammy nominee Mike Stern has established himself as one of the premier jazz and jazz-fusion guitarists and composers of his generation. Stern first met Miles Davis in New York, where he was recruited to play a key role in Miles’ celebrated comeback band of 1981. Buster Williams first met Miles Davis when he was 20 years old. Later, Buster recorded 5 albums with the Jazz Crusaders; worked and recorded with Miles Davis; played with Kenny Durham and was in demand as first call for recording studio, TV, and movie recordings. In September 1974, Miles Davis offered Sonny a job in his fusion group, and Sonny stayed with Miles for a year, contributing to three of Miles’ albums.
Set times on Thursday and Sunday are at 7:30pm. Friday through Saturday set times are at 7:30pm and 9:30 pm. Doors open at 6:00pm Thursday night, and 5:30pm Friday through Sunday. Tickets are $28.50. Call 206.441.9729 or go online to http://www.jazzalley.com for reservations.