Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Jazz Fest 2018, Update: Miles Electric Band to replace St. Germain

Posted By on Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 10:35 PM

click to enlarge The Miles Electric Band revisits Miles Davis's electric years. - PHOTO COURTESY XEROX ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
  • PHOTO COURTESY XEROX ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
  • The Miles Electric Band revisits Miles Davis's electric years.
The Miles Electric Band, an ensemble of Miles Davis alumni revisiting the repertoire of Davis's electric years, will play the free, 9 p.m. outdoor show at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival on Friday, June 29. The French house and jazz musician St. Germain was scheduled for Friday's show, but had to cancel his North American tour due to an "unforeseen medical condition and doctor's order," he said on his  Facebook page.

The Los Angeles-based Miles Electric Band is led by Vince Wilburn Jr., Davis's nephew, and is a rotating collective of first-call musicians, most of whom played with Davis. Friday's show will feature Wilburn on drums; Debasish Chaudhury on tabla; percussionist Darryl Munyungo Jackson; pianist Robert Irving; Richard Patterson on bass; guitarist David Gilmore; and saxophonist Antoine Roney. Carrying the heavy burden on trumpet is Jeremy Pelt.

The Miles Electric Band will play Friday, June 29, at the East Ave & Chestnut St. Stage. 9 p.m. Free. More information at mileselectricband.com and rochesterjazz.com.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated to correct the lineup for Friday's concert.

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