Presenting music from Miles Ahead, Porgy and Bess, and Sketches of Spain.
Orchestra directed by Vince Mendoza, featuring Terence Blanchard, Peter Erskine, Sean Jones and Christian McBride
The collaboration between arranger/composer Gil Evans and Miles Davis delivered a powerhouse of iconic recordings that are now staples of jazz -- Miles Ahead, Porgy and Bess, and Sketches of Spain. Be there for the recreation of the landmark original Gil Evans arrangements in the Midwest premiere of “Still Ahead.” Conductor Vince Mendoza leads an all-star orchestra featuring trumpet soloists Terence Blanchard and Sean Jones, top musicians from New York and Los Angeles and select members from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. This program has received universal acclaim at the Hollywood Bowl, Monterey Jazz Festival and the James Moody Jazz Festival.