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Miles Dewey Davis III was born on 26 May 1926, in Alton, Illinois USA, and was a bandleader, composer, and rated as one of the noted trumpeters of all time, best known for his various musical contributions to jazz. His career spanned five decades, and he was responsible for influencing several genres. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it was prior to his passing in 1991.

How rich was Miles Davis? As of late-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that was at $10 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. He helped develop cool jazz, while recording many albums. He also performed around the country and internationally, with all of his achievements ensuring the position of his wealth.

Miles Davis Net Worth $10 million

At the age of 13, Miles would start his journey in music when his father gave him a trumpet and started arranging lessons for him. Three years later, he became a member of a music society and began performing at Elks Club after school. The following year, he performed with Eddie Randle’s band, and was invited to join the Tiny Bradshaw Band. He matriculated from East St. Louis Lincoln High School, and afterwards joined the band of singer Billy Eckstine, despite Davis’ parents wanting him to continue his studies.

He moved to New York City and attended the Juilliard School of Music. He also held nightly jam sessions at Monroe’s and Minton’s Playhouse, and eventually he dropped out of Julliard because he disliked the school’s style which focused on European and ‘white’ music. He started performing professionally, and also took his first step into a recording studio. He would then perform with several groups, and helped move the bebop era forward. After one of his recordings, he helped popularize cool jazz with a nonet group including a tuba and French horn. They were active until 1949 and then had a contract with Capitol Records, which then led to the album “Birth of the Cool” which would solidify the “cool jazz” movement. During this time, Miles’ net worth started to steadily increase.

He travelled to Paris at the end of 1949, and found that African-Americans were less discriminated against there. A lot of people urged him to stay but he returned to the US, but after returning he would become depressed, mainly because of his separation from French singer Juliette Greco. He also started to develop an addiction to heroin, which eventually effected him greatly. Despite these struggles, his music continued to move forward and he would collaborate with a lot of other artists. He then signed a contract with Prestige records and would release numerous songs with them. He helped popularize what would be known as hard bop, which distanced itself from cool jazz. After a throat operation, he developed a whisper in his voice due to a vocal outburst, and this led him to get the nickname “prince of darkness”.

He returned to New York City and started performing again, performing with a quintet. The new group would sign a contract with Columbia Records, and Davis along with his group would release four albums, but in 1957 the group disbanded mainly due to drug problems. The following year, he would form a sextet and commence recording once again. Going into the early 1960s, Davis did a series of recordings with a jazz big band, and started incorporating European classical music. In 1964, he would form his second great quintet, which produced a series of recordings, and around this time, he started introducing music that would later influence both the rock and funk genres. He further experimented with music, however, because of health problems, he would eventually retire after a successful tour in Japan. He re-emerged in 1979, and then continued to make music until his death; his net worth continued to rise once again.

For his personal life, Miles Davis was married to Frances Davis (m. 1958–1968), Betty Davis (m. 1968–1969) and Cicely Tyson (m. 1981–1988). Davis passed away in Santa Monica, California in September 1991, due to the combined effects of respiratory failure, pneumonia, and a stroke. Many would consider his numerous musical developments as being most influential in helping pioneer 20th century music. A lot of future artists would later cite him as an influence.

Quick Facts

Birth date: May 26 1926
Birth place: Alton, Illinois, U.S.
Death date: September 28, 1991
Height:1.69 m
Profession:Jazz trumpeter
Education:Juilliard School
Nationality:American
Spouse:Cicely Tyson (m. 1981–1988), Betty Davis (m. 1968–1969), Frances Davis (m. 1958–1968)
Children:Cheryl Davis, Erin Davis, Gregory Davis, Miles Davis IV
Parents:Miles Dewey Davis, Jr., Cleota Henry Davis
Siblings:Vernon Napoleon Davis, Dorothy Mae Davis
Movies:Scrooged, Dingo, Miles Davis: Live in Munich, Miles Davis: That's What Happened: Live in Germany 1987
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1On 12 June 2012, Davis and French singer Édith Piaf were pictured on separate commemorative postage stamps in a joint issue by the USA and France. The nondenominated 'forever' USA stamps had an initial issue price of 45¢ each; the French stamps had denominations of 0,60 EUR (Davis) and 0,89 EUR (Piaf).
2Uncle of Vincent Wilburn Jr..
3Duke Ellington called him "the Picasso of Jazz, the invisible art".
4He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
5Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 3, 1991-1993, pp. 123-125. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2001.
6Once met Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman when Hoffman was working as a lifeguard at a public swimming pool.
7He was voted the 88th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by Rolling Stone.
8Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1979.
9Played with Charlie Parker prior to going solo.
10Had 4 children: Cheryl Davis (born 1944), Gregory Davis, (born 1946), Miles Davis IV (born 1950) and Erin Davis (born 1970).
11Attended The Julliard School of Music.
12Miles Davis 1959 recording, 'Kind of Blue', is considered by some to be the best jazz recording of all time.
13He was married to Cicely Tyson by Andrew Young in the home of Bill Cosby. Bill Cosby was the best man, and gave away the bride.
14Jazz trumpeter.
15Born at 5:00am-CDT.


Quotes

#Quote
1If it wasn't for Neal Hefti, the Count Basie band wouldn't sound as good as it does. But Neal's band can't play those same arrangements nearly as well.
2I'll play it and tell you what is later.
3[on Louis Armstrong] You can't play anything on a horn that Louis hasn't played.
4[on Eric Dolphy] He plays like somebody is standing on his foot.
5A legend is an old man with a cane known for what he used to do. I'm still doing it.
6For me, music and life are all about style.
7I know what I've done for music, but don't call me "a legend".


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Jazz AlbumAlbum: "Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4"
1998Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on February 19, 1998 at 7060 Hollywood Blvd.
1991AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Original Music ScoreDingo (1991)· Michel Legrand

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Music Video - Long Form· Quincy Jones (artist)
· Gavin Taylor (video director)
· Rudi Dolezal (video director)
· Hannes Rossacher (video director)


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Crazy Leo ShowTV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Covert AffairsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Bi no tsuboTV Series 1 episode, 2013 performer - 3 episodes, 2013 writer - 2 episodes, 2013
Video Compilation: Top Ten Best Videos 2007-20122013Documentary performer: "All Blues" - uncredited / writer: "All Blues" - uncredited
Ginger & Rosa2012performer: "Blue in Green" / writer: "Blue in Green"
SuitsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Any Day Now2012performer: "Green Haze" / writer: "Green Haze"
Homeland2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Funny Show: Part One2011Video short performer: "All Blues" / writer: "All Blues"
Rubicon2010TV Series 1 episode
Frankie & Alice2010performer: "Fall"
FringeTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Barney's Version2010performer: "Solar" / writer: "Solar"
United States of Tara2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
CalifornicationTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2009 writer - 2 episodes, 2009
Later... With Jools Holland2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Banda sonoraTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2007 - 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2007
The Uninvited2009performer: "Green Haze" / writer: "Green Haze"
Chris Botti in Boston2009TV Movie writer: "Flamenco Sketches"
The Simpsons2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Roland Kirk: Live in '64 & '672008Video music: "Milestones"
Sonny Rollins: Live in '65 & '682008Video music: "Four"
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video Game performer: "Move"
Parashat Ha-ShavuaTV Series performer - 9 episodes, 2006 - 2008 writer - 8 episodes, 2006 - 2008
DexterTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Mad MenTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Zodiac2007performer: "Solar" / writer: "Solar"
Midnight Son2007Short performer: "Nature Boy"
Druckfrisch2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Independent LensTV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Collateral2004performer: "Spanish Key" / writer: "Spanish Key"
Skeppsholmen2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
Levity2003performer: "Blue in Green" 1959 / writer: "Blue in Green" 1959
The West WingTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Comedian2002Documentary performer: "If I Were a Bell"
The WireTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2002 writer - 1 episode, 2002
Cleo2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Crossing Jordan2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
LivshungerTV Series music - 1 episode, 2002 performer - 1 episode, 2002
The Score2001performer: "Autumn Leaves" Les Feuilles Mortes
Scratch2001Documentary performer: "Doo Bop Song" / writer: "Doo Bop Song"
Finding Forrester2000performer: "Bitches Brew" / writer: "Bitches Brew"
Extranjeros de sí mismos2000Documentary performer: "Soleá"
The Talented Mr. Ripley1999"FOUR" / performer: "NATURE BOY"
In Too Deep1999performer: "I Thought About You"
Runaway Bride1999performer: "It Never Entered My Mind"
Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth1998Documentary performer: "It Never Entered My Mind"
Where's Marlowe?1998writer: "All Blues"
Pleasantville1998performer: "So What" / writer: "So What"
Day 5321998Short performer: "Ife" / writer: "Ife"
Trzy dni z zycia malzenskiego1998Short performer: "The Pan Piper"
One Eight Seven1997performer: "Blue in Green" / writer: "Blue in Green"
The Last Time I Committed Suicide1997performer: "Move"
Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival1997Documentary performer: "Call It Anything" / writer: "Call It Anything"
Set It Off1996performer: "All Blues"
Basquiat1996performer: "Flamenco Sketches" / writer: "Flamenco Sketches"
The Flower of My Secret1995performer: "Soleá"
Snaps1995TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Terra Estrangeira1995performer: "Fran Dance" / writer: "Fran Dance"
Surviving the Game1994performer: "Flamenco Sketches" / writer: "Flamenco Sketches"
A Bronx Tale1993performer: "Flamenco Sketches"
Miles Davis & Quincy Jones: Live at Montreux1993Video performer: "Boplicity", "Springsville", "Maids of Cadiz", "The Duke", "My Ship", "Miles Ahead", "Blues for Pablo", "Orgone", "Gone, Gone, Gone", "Summertime", "Here Come de Honey Man", "The Pan Piper", "Solea"
In the Line of Fire1993performer: "All Blues" / writer: "All Blues"
Sneakers1992performer: "Flamenco Sketches" / writer: "Flamenco Sketches"
High Heels1991performer: "Soleá", "Saeta"
A Kiss Before Dying1991performer: "So What" / writer: "So What"
Scrooged1988performer: "We Three Kings of Orient Are"
36 fillette1988performer: "Moon Dreams"
Siesta1987performer: "Theme for Agustine" / writer: "Theme for Agustine"
Absolute Beginners1986writer: "So What Lyric Version"
Kerouac, the Movie1985Documentary performer: "Blue Haze" / writer: "Blue Haze"
Lenny1974performer: "It Never Entered My Mind", "Tempus Fugit", "Well You Needn't"
Jazz 6251964TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Sound of Miles Davis1959TV Movie writer: "So What"
Elevator to the Gallows1958performer: "Ascenseur Pour L'Échafaud Générique", "L'Assassinat De Carala", "Sur L'Autoroute", "Julien Dans L'Ascenseur", "Florence Sur Les Champs-Élysées", "Dîner Au Motel", "Évasion De Julien", "Visite Du Vigile", "Au Bar Du Petit Bac", "Chez Le Photographe Du Motel" / writer: "Ascenseur Pour L'Échafaud Générique", "L'Assassinat De Carala", "Sur L'Autoroute", "Julien Dans L'Ascenseur", "Florence Sur Les Champs-Élysées", "Dîner Au Motel", "Évasion De Julien", "Visite Du Vigile", "Au Bar Du Peti
The StrainTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Life & Death2016Short "So What"
Better Call Saul2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Miles Ahead2015performer: "Agharta: Prelude 2", "So What", "Duran", "Frelon Brun", "Miles Ahead", "Back Seat Betty", "Seven Steps to Heaven", "Gone", "Blue in Green", "Sanctuary", "Black Satin", "Go Ahead John", "Teo", "Moja Part 1 and 2", "He Loved Him Madly", "Solea" / writer: "Nefertiti", "Agharta: Prelude 2", "So What", "Duran", "Frelon Brun", "Miles Ahead", "Back Seat Betty", "Seven Steps to Heaven", "Blue in Green", "Black Satin", "Go Ahead John", "Teo", "Moja Part 1 and 2", "He Loved Him Madly" - as Mil
Ricki and the Flash2015performer: "In a Silent Way"
Big Eyes2014/Iperformer: "Doxy"
Brows Held High2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
True Blood2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 50 Year Argument2014Documentary performer: "Feio", "Miles Runs The Voodoo Down" / writer: "Miles Runs The Voodoo Down"
BoschTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Soyez La Mort de Moi2014Short "All Blues"
American Horror Story2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Trials of Cate McCall2013writer: "Tune Up"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Géographie humaine2013Documentary
La nube2011Short
Les lunettes2007Short
Beef: The Series2006TV Series documentary
Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue2004Documentary
Dingo1991
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1985TV Series 1 episode
Jack Johnson1970Documentary
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One1968Documentary
Elevator to the Gallows1958

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Miles Ahead2015musician: trumpet solos
A Field Guide to Cats2015Short stock music
Boris Vian2014Documentary short composer: theme music
Ne vjeruj nikome2013Documentary short stock music
Parashat Ha-Shavua2009TV Series composer - 1 episode
Dresden1999composer: song "Big Foot"
Miles Davis & Quincy Jones: Live at Montreux1993Video musician: trumpet
High Heels1991musician: trumpet, "Solea" and "Saeta"
Street Smart1987musician
Elevator to the Gallows1958musician: trumpet

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dingo1991Billy Cross
Scrooged1988Street Musicians
On the Edge1987TV MovieOzzie
Miami Vice1985TV SeriesIvory Jones

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Play That, Teo2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Jingle Bell Rocks!2013DocumentaryHimself (voice)
Miles Davis: Live at Montreux Highlights 1973 to 19912011Himself - Trumpet, keyboards
1959: The Year That Changed Jazz2009TV Movie documentaryMiles Davis
Keith Jarrett: The Art of Improvisation2005TV Movie documentary
Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John Lennon2003Video documentaryHimself (segment "Nobody Told Me")
Miles Davis: Live from the Montreal Jazz Festival2000VideoHimself - Trumpet
Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival1997DocumentaryHimself
Miles Davis & Quincy Jones: Live at Montreux1993VideoHimself
Miles Davis and Friends1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones1990DocumentaryHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Sunday Night1989TV SeriesHimself
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
20th NAACP Image Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1987TV SeriesHimself
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid1986Video documentaryHimself
Great Performances1986TV SeriesHimself
Crime Story1986TV SeriesHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1986TV SeriesHimself
VH1 New Visions1986TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host VJ (1987)
The Core of the Apple1986TV Series documentaryHimself - Performer
Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City1985Video shortHimself (uncredited)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish1984TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Miles Davis live in Europe1983Himself
Saturday Night Live1981TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryThemselves
In Concert1973TV SeriesHimself
Imagine1972TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Fight of the Century1971TV MovieHimself - Audience Member
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1970TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Robert Herridge Theater1960TV SeriesHimself
The Sound of Miles Davis1959TV MovieHimself
Tonight!1955TV SeriesHimself - Trumpet / Recipient Down Beat Award
Adventures in Jazz1949TV SeriesHimself
Jazz Concert1949TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hôtel La Louisiane2015DocumentaryHimself
Dolezal Backstage2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Jaco2015DocumentaryHimself
Marcus2015Video documentaryHimself
Io sono Tony Scott, ovvero come l'Italia fece fuori il più grande clarinettista del jazz2010DocumentaryHimself
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel2009DocumentaryHimself
Banda sonora2007-2009TV SeriesHimself
Tracks2008TV Series documentaryHimself
ETV tokushû2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself
Marilyn Mazur: Queen of Percussion2006DocumentaryHimself
The Greatest Canadian2004TV Mini-Series documentary
Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue2004DocumentaryHimself
60 Minutes2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Jazz Musician
A Huey P. Newton Story2001TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Miles Davis Story2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ali-Frazier I: One Nation... Divisible2000TV Movie documentaryHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Gimme Some Truth: The Making of John Lennon's Imagine Album2000Video documentaryHimself
CNN World Beat2000TV SeriesAs Himself
François Chalais, la vie comme un roman1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Prince Interactive1994Video GameHimself
Great Performances1993TV SeriesHimself
Music on 21970TV SeriesHimself

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