With trumpeter Keyon Harrold, bassist Derrick Hodge, drummer Chris Dave, pianist/keyboardist Shedrick Mitchell, saxophonists Gary Bartz (5/13 ONLY)and David Liebman (5/14 ONLY), percussionist Taku Hiran, and spoken word by Quincy Troupe (co-author of Miles Davis's autobiography) As part of our Miles and ‘Trane Festival, trumpeter Keyon Harrold – called “the future of the trumpet” by Wynton Marsalis – leads an expansive exploration of Miles Davis’ music. We could not have found a better person for the job; much like Miles, Harrold is an eclectic, genre-hopping, and convention-spurning artist whose music ranges from unadulterated bebop and straight-ahead jazz to electronically-infused R&B and hip-hop. And perhaps even more than ever, Harrold has Miles on his mind, as he recently recorded the original trumpet sounds heard in Miles Ahead, the upcoming biopic featuring Don Cheadle. Having worked with everyone from Gregory Porter, Billy Harper, and Robert Glasper to Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Common, and Erykah Badu, Harrold has absorbed an enormous range of musical influence that in many ways can be traced back to Miles Davis, a one-of-a-kind legend who would have turned 90 this month. As part of our Miles and ‘Trane Festival, rising star saxophonist Patrick Bartley leads The Timeless John Coltrane. Only 23 years old, Bartley has recently performed in The Appel Room as part of Divas of the Silver Screen and Moonglow: The Magic of Benny Goodman, and he also played at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola alongside Louis Hayes, one of the most prolific jazz drummers in history. A great fit for this show’s subject matter, Bartley has said “My music talks about how I acknowledge the past, but I’m going towards the future. That’s the kind of music I play.” Join us to hear both the past and future of this great art form.