Miles Davis Legacy Tour 2016
ROBERT IRVING III GENERATIONS “OUR SPACE IN TIME”
Miles Davis’ Longest Collaborating Pianist & Composer
Robert Irving III Generations is co-founded by his wife, Lolo Irving, alto saxophonist from Paris, France. Irving explains, “Dizzy mentored Miles and, Miles mentored me, as I mentor the next generation.” This is a jazz festival main-stage caliber band that possesses sophistication with edge. The group’s dynamic rhythmic fire power consistently ignites audiences with imaginative harmonic and melodic inventions proven to entrance fans with a surprisingly diverse and compelling repertoire of original music. With an almost mystical quality, the band seamlessly transverses ultra-modern post bop-art pieces transitioning to— futuristic fusion grooves—to melodic contemporary world beat tunes—all with occasional wordless vocals. As much of the music literally came from dreams, there is the intention of creating sound that mirrors our shared dreams and aspirations. Audience members have been quoted as saying that the music and sound of the band is “inspiring, uplifting, unifying and restorative.”
The seven-members include three saxophonists/flute with guitar, bassist/vocalist, and drummer deftly performing compositions of pianist, Robert Irving III from “Our Space in Time” the group’s debut album, which is now receiving heavy airplay around the world with an international radio promotion campaign supported by the Sonic Portraits Jazz label. Irving explains, “The band began as a Miles Davis tribute group and since 2016 is the 90th birthday commemoration year for Miles Davis (and the 25th anniversary of his departure) we continue to infuse our performance with highlights from some of my arrangements of tunes from the Miles Davis book along with the forward looking music from the new CD.” The group is accepting festival and club bookings worldwide via: Booking@NexGenJazz.com
Production Partners- Educational Alliances- Media Sponsors
The 11/11/15 release of the band’s debut album “Our Space in Time” is supported by the Sonic Portraits Jazz label in partnership with The Jazz Institute of Chicago, Chicago Academy of Music, a Conservatory, NexGenJazz Booking, Kate Smith Promotions and WDCB Jazz Radio. This support includes the current international radio promotion and publicity campaign. Tour support is being cultivated through selective procurement of corporate sponsorship with a portion of the proceeds being aggregated towards support of jazz mentoring, education and workforce development. The latter is designed to incentivize advanced students to excel as musicians and as music business entreprenuers by providing them with real-world opportunities, rewarding experiences and high level apprenticeships as professional jazz recording and touring artists. Read more on the “Support” Page.