On September 28, 1991.

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On September 28, 1991, Miles Dewey Davis III aka Miles Davis died aged 65. He was a trumpeter, bandleader, and composer, he is one of the most influential and respected figures in the history of jazz and 20th-century music. In his five decades-long career, Davis has changed several times the course of jazz music and has created and recorded some of the most important albums of modern music.  For his work, he has been awarded the highest awards including:

  • Winner; Down BeatReader’s Poll Best Trumpet Player 1955
  • Winner; Down Beat Reader’s Poll Best Trumpet Player 1957
  • Winner; Down Beat Reader’s Poll Best Trumpet Player 1961
  • Grammy Award for Best Jazz Composition Of More Than Five Minutes Duration for Sketches of Spain (1960)
  • Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance, Large Group Or Soloist With Large Group for Bitches Brew (1970)
  • Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist for We Want Miles (1982)
  • Sonning Award for Lifetime Achievement In Music (1984; Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Doctor of Music, honoris causa(1986; New England Conservatory)
  • Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist for Tutu (1986)
  • Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist for Aura(1989)
  • Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band for Aura (1989)
  • Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award(1990)
  • Louis Walk of Fame(May 20, 1990)[83]
  • Australian Film Institute Award for Best Original Music Score for Dingo, shared with Michel Legrand (1991)
  • Knight of the Legion of Honor (July 16, 1991; Paris)
  • Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance for Doo-Bop (1992)
  • Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance for Miles & Quincy Live at Montreux (1993)
  • Hollywood Walk of FameStar (February 19, 1998)
  • Rock and Roll Hall of FameInduction (March 13, 2006)
  • Hollywood’s RockwalkInduction (September 28, 2006)
  • RIAAQuadruple Platinum for Kind of Blue (October 7, 2008)

 

 

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