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We want Miles: jazzing up our city's most upscale museum

If you think jazz music only consists of improv jam sessions appealing to an erudite crowd, think again. Indeed, there’s plenty more to discover about the genre and there’s no need to storm the city's concert halls. Indeed, our city's Fine Arts Muesum is currently hosting a Miles Davis retrospective, which promises to cast a new light on the jazz realm.

High on the success of its recent Andy Warhol and John Lennon exhibits, the museum once again deconstructs an iconic life into a plethora of compelling pieces. Thus, Miles Davis’ life has been broken down into 8 segments, each one depicting crucial moments in his life beginning with his St. Louis childhood, where he started learning the trumpet. Throughout the exhibit, visitors will have the chance to see numerous artifacts like stage outfits and original pressings of his greatest releases. Moreover, listening stations will be scattered throughout the space, blasting jazz, funk and even rock music for your very own enjoyment. Paintings by Basquiat and Klarwein will be on display, as well as a sculpture by Niki de Saint Phalle.


We Want Miles | April 30th to August 29th
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts | 1380 Sherbrooke Ouest