Miles Davis

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Birth Name: Miles Dewey Davis III

Date of Birth: May 26, 1926

Place of Birth: Alton, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Death: September 28, 1991

Place of Death: Santa Monica, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: African-American

Miles Davis was an American musician, bandleader, and composer.

He was the son of Cleota Mae (Henry), a music teacher and violinist, and Miles Dewey Davis, an oral surgeon. He had four children.

Miles’ paternal grandfather was named Miles Dewey Davis. Miles’ grandfather Miles was born in Georgia.

Miles’ paternal grandmother was named Mary Francis Jones/Luster.

Sources: Genealogies of Miles Davis (focusing on his father’s side) –

2 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    If jazz music fans are there, the likes of Bill Evans and Chet Baker have to be added

  2. andrew says:

    I considered to add him. His paternal grandmother was Mary Francis Jones, according to this record:

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