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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.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Crazy Leo Show TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Covert Affairs TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Bi no tsubo TV Series 1 episode, 2013 performer - 3 episodes, 2013 writer - 2 episodes, 2013
Video Compilation: Top Ten Best Videos 2007-2012 2013 Documentary performer: "All Blues" - uncredited / writer: "All Blues" - uncredited
Ginger & Rosa 2012 performer: "Blue in Green" / writer: "Blue in Green"
Suits TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Any Day Now 2012 performer: "Green Haze" / writer: "Green Haze"
Homeland 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Funny Show: Part One 2011 Video short performer: "All Blues" / writer: "All Blues"
Rubicon 2010 TV Series 1 episode
Frankie & Alice 2010 performer: "Fall"
Fringe TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Barney's Version 2010 performer: "Solar" / writer: "Solar"
United States of Tara 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Californication TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2009 writer - 2 episodes, 2009
Later... With Jools Holland 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Banda sonora TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2007 - 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2007
The Uninvited 2009 performer: "Green Haze" / writer: "Green Haze"
Chris Botti in Boston 2009 TV Movie writer: "Flamenco Sketches"
The Simpsons 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Roland Kirk: Live in '64 & '67 2008 Video music: "Milestones"
Sonny Rollins: Live in '65 & '68 2008 Video music: "Four"
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Video Game performer: "Move"
Parashat Ha-Shavua TV Series performer - 9 episodes, 2006 - 2008 writer - 8 episodes, 2006 - 2008
Dexter TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Mad Men TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Zodiac 2007 performer: "Solar" / writer: "Solar"
Midnight Son 2007 Short performer: "Nature Boy"
Druckfrisch 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Independent Lens TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Collateral 2004 performer: "Spanish Key" / writer: "Spanish Key"
Skeppsholmen 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Levity 2003 performer: "Blue in Green" 1959 / writer: "Blue in Green" 1959
The West Wing TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Comedian 2002 Documentary performer: "If I Were a Bell"
The Wire TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2002 writer - 1 episode, 2002
Cleo 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Crossing Jordan 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Livshunger TV Series music - 1 episode, 2002 performer - 1 episode, 2002
The Score 2001 performer: "Autumn Leaves" Les Feuilles Mortes
Scratch 2001 Documentary performer: "Doo Bop Song" / writer: "Doo Bop Song"
Finding Forrester 2000 performer: "Bitches Brew" / writer: "Bitches Brew"
Extranjeros de sí mismos 2000 Documentary performer: "Soleá"
The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999 "FOUR" / performer: "NATURE BOY"
In Too Deep 1999 performer: "I Thought About You"
Runaway Bride 1999 performer: "It Never Entered My Mind"
Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth 1998 Documentary performer: "It Never Entered My Mind"
Where's Marlowe? 1998 writer: "All Blues"
Pleasantville 1998 performer: "So What" / writer: "So What"
Day 532 1998 Short performer: "Ife" / writer: "Ife"
Trzy dni z zycia malzenskiego 1998 Short performer: "The Pan Piper"
One Eight Seven 1997 performer: "Blue in Green" / writer: "Blue in Green"
The Last Time I Committed Suicide 1997 performer: "Move"
Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival 1997 Documentary performer: "Call It Anything" / writer: "Call It Anything"
Set It Off 1996 performer: "All Blues"
Basquiat 1996 performer: "Flamenco Sketches" / writer: "Flamenco Sketches"
The Flower of My Secret 1995 performer: "Soleá"
Snaps 1995 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Terra Estrangeira 1995 performer: "Fran Dance" / writer: "Fran Dance"
Surviving the Game 1994 performer: "Flamenco Sketches" / writer: "Flamenco Sketches"
A Bronx Tale 1993 performer: "Flamenco Sketches"
Miles Davis & Quincy Jones: Live at Montreux 1993 Video 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 Fire 1993 performer: "All Blues" / writer: "All Blues"
Sneakers 1992 performer: "Flamenco Sketches" / writer: "Flamenco Sketches"
High Heels 1991 performer: "Soleá", "Saeta"
A Kiss Before Dying 1991 performer: "So What" / writer: "So What"
Scrooged 1988 performer: "We Three Kings of Orient Are"
36 fillette 1988 performer: "Moon Dreams"
Siesta 1987 performer: "Theme for Agustine" / writer: "Theme for Agustine"
Absolute Beginners 1986 writer: "So What Lyric Version"
Kerouac, the Movie 1985 Documentary performer: "Blue Haze" / writer: "Blue Haze"
Lenny 1974 performer: "It Never Entered My Mind", "Tempus Fugit", "Well You Needn't"
Jazz 625 1964 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Sound of Miles Davis 1959 TV Movie writer: "So What"
Elevator to the Gallows 1958 performer: "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 Strain TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Life & Death 2016 Short "So What"
Better Call Saul 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Miles Ahead 2015 performer: "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 Flash 2015 performer: "In a Silent Way"
Big Eyes 2014/I performer: "Doxy"
Brows Held High 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
True Blood 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 50 Year Argument 2014 Documentary performer: "Feio", "Miles Runs The Voodoo Down" / writer: "Miles Runs The Voodoo Down"
Bosch TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Soyez La Mort de Moi 2014 Short "All Blues"
American Horror Story 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Trials of Cate McCall 2013 writer: "Tune Up"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Géographie humaine 2013 Documentary
La nube 2011 Short
Les lunettes 2007 Short
Beef: The Series 2006 TV Series documentary
Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue 2004 Documentary
Dingo 1991
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1985 TV Series 1 episode
Jack Johnson 1970 Documentary
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One 1968 Documentary
Elevator to the Gallows 1958

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Miles Ahead 2015 musician: trumpet solos
A Field Guide to Cats 2015 Short stock music
Boris Vian 2014 Documentary short composer: theme music
Ne vjeruj nikome 2013 Documentary short stock music
Parashat Ha-Shavua 2009 TV Series composer - 1 episode
Dresden 1999 composer: song "Big Foot"
Miles Davis & Quincy Jones: Live at Montreux 1993 Video musician: trumpet
High Heels 1991 musician: trumpet, "Solea" and "Saeta"
Street Smart 1987 musician
Elevator to the Gallows 1958 musician: trumpet

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dingo 1991 Billy Cross
Scrooged 1988 Street Musicians
On the Edge 1987 TV Movie Ozzie
Miami Vice 1985 TV Series Ivory Jones

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Play That, Teo 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
Jingle Bell Rocks! 2013 Documentary Himself (voice)
Miles Davis: Live at Montreux Highlights 1973 to 1991 2011 Himself - Trumpet, keyboards
1959: The Year That Changed Jazz 2009 TV Movie documentary Miles Davis
Keith Jarrett: The Art of Improvisation 2005 TV Movie documentary
Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John Lennon 2003 Video documentary Himself (segment "Nobody Told Me")
Miles Davis: Live from the Montreal Jazz Festival 2000 Video Himself - Trumpet
Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival 1997 Documentary Himself
Miles Davis & Quincy Jones: Live at Montreux 1993 Video Himself
Miles Davis and Friends 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones 1990 Documentary Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself
Sunday Night 1989 TV Series Himself
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself
20th NAACP Image Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1987 TV Series Himself
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid 1986 Video documentary Himself
Great Performances 1986 TV Series Himself
Crime Story 1986 TV Series Himself
The Dick Cavett Show 1986 TV Series Himself
VH1 New Visions 1986 TV Series Himself - Guest Host VJ (1987)
The Core of the Apple 1986 TV Series documentary Himself - Performer
Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City 1985 Video short Himself (uncredited)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish 1984 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
Miles Davis live in Europe 1983 Himself
Saturday Night Live 1981 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
All You Need Is Love 1977 TV Series documentary Themselves
In Concert 1973 TV Series Himself
Imagine 1972 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Fight of the Century 1971 TV Movie Himself - Audience Member
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1970 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Robert Herridge Theater 1960 TV Series Himself
The Sound of Miles Davis 1959 TV Movie Himself
Tonight! 1955 TV Series Himself - Trumpet / Recipient Down Beat Award
Adventures in Jazz 1949 TV Series Himself
Jazz Concert 1949 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hôtel La Louisiane 2015 Documentary Himself
Dolezal Backstage 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Jaco 2015 Documentary Himself
Marcus 2015 Video documentary Himself
Io sono Tony Scott, ovvero come l'Italia fece fuori il più grande clarinettista del jazz 2010 Documentary Himself
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel 2009 Documentary Himself
Banda sonora 2007-2009 TV Series Himself
Tracks 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
ETV tokushû 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Video on Trial 2006 TV Series Himself
Marilyn Mazur: Queen of Percussion 2006 Documentary Himself
The Greatest Canadian 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary
Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue 2004 Documentary Himself
60 Minutes 2003 TV Series documentary Himself - Jazz Musician
A Huey P. Newton Story 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Miles Davis Story 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Ali-Frazier I: One Nation... Divisible 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Gimme Some Truth: The Making of John Lennon's Imagine Album 2000 Video documentary Himself
CNN World Beat 2000 TV Series As Himself
François Chalais, la vie comme un roman 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
Prince Interactive 1994 Video Game Himself
Great Performances 1993 TV Series Himself
Music on 2 1970 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Jazz Album Album: "Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4"
1998 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording Awarded on February 19, 1998 at 7060 Hollywood Blvd.
1991 AFI Award Australian Film Institute Best Original Music Score Dingo (1991) · Michel Legrand

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

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


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#Fact
1 On 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).
2 Uncle of Vincent Wilburn Jr..
3 Duke Ellington called him "the Picasso of Jazz, the invisible art".
4 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
5 Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 3, 1991-1993, pp. 123-125. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2001.
6 Once met Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman when Hoffman was working as a lifeguard at a public swimming pool.
7 He was voted the 88th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by Rolling Stone.
8 Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1979.
9 Played with Charlie Parker prior to going solo.
10 Had 4 children: Cheryl Davis (born 1944), Gregory Davis, (born 1946), Miles Davis IV (born 1950) and Erin Davis (born 1970).
11 Attended The Julliard School of Music.
12 Miles Davis 1959 recording, 'Kind of Blue', is considered by some to be the best jazz recording of all time.
13 He 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.
14 Jazz trumpeter.
15 Born at 5:00am-CDT.

#Quote
1 If 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.
2 I'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.
5 A legend is an old man with a cane known for what he used to do. I'm still doing it.
6 For me, music and life are all about style.
7 I know what I've done for music, but don't call me "a legend".


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