PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL Wraps for the Season!

PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL Wraps for the Season!

Miles Electric Band just wrapped their debut performance at Playboy Jazz Festival's 40th Anniversary event. The progressive All-Star ensemble, featuring Miles Davis alumni, revises the framework for modern jazz improvisation. The collective revisits repertoire from Davis' electric period and represents two generations of master musicians with a rotating line-up. All in paying homage to The Chief. The LA Times included the band in its Playboy Jazz Fest advance "5 Acts Not To Miss."

A special tribute to festival founder/jazz music supporter Hugh Hefner took place immediately following Miles Electric Band, led by Cooper Hefner.

Comments Wilburn, Jr.: "What a beautiful day and honor to play the Playboy Jazz Fest and to have my hero, Herbie Hancock, give me hug before the stage rotated. Also, what a great honor to be chosen by the Hefner family to play underneath the montage paying tribute to Hugh on the 40th Anniversary."

Photo (left to right) - Backstage at the Hollywood Bowl during Playboy Jazz Festival with Vince Wilburn, Jr. (bandleader/drummer Miles Electric Band); Herbie Hancock and Greg Spero (keys, Miles Electric Band)

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