BLACK MUSIC MOMENT #54: Miles Davis Learns To Play The Trumpet

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Lincoln High School
East St. Louis, IL 62201

When: 1939

What: Miles Davis picked up the trumpet at his father’s behest after the family moved from Alton, IL to East St. Louis, IL when he was about a year old.

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