Born: May 26, 1926
Died: September 28, 1991
Occupation: Musician, bandleader, composer, trumpeter, artist
Biography: Miles Dewey Davis III was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion.