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Miles Dewey Davis was born on May 25 1926 Born in Illinois and raised in St Lewis Miles Davis had an early fiscination with music He collected records of many famous musicians and at age 13 he recieved a trumpet After devoting much of his time to his music he became a professional musician at age 16 Soon after Billy Eckstines band was touring through St Lewis when their Trumpet player became ill Miles reluctantly accepted his postion After playing with some of the best Jazz artists of the time Miless experience was dramatically increased more than all his years of practice combined After graduating high school Miles Davis enrolled in Juilliard College in September 1944 He majored in music and was extreamly deticated to his work Music became an obsession with him as he increased his skills as a player and a writer When he finished college a few years later Miles continued his Jazz in a new band He soon took Jazz to a higher level with a series of recordings called the Birth Of The Cool during the late 1940s till 1950 He then formed a new nine membered band and took off Later on Miles Davis and Gil Evans created new alliances between controversial Jazz styles After his style became out-of-date he traded in his Jazz-Swing styles for something newer and growing in popularity Jazz-Rock Rock was a new experience for Miles Many electronic instruments and new equipment amazed him He had many hits but along with the Rock influence came drugs In 1975 at age 49 Miles Davis retired He was weakened by drugs and was not too healthy 5 years later when everyone thought he was down for the count Miles sprang back into the music world with many new smash hits During the 80s Miles and other musical
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