There are few artists like jazz trumpeter Miles Davis whose broad and deep contributions to music are impossible to quantify. Davis’ lifelong innovation to the jazz genre has influenced generations of musicians and new artists continue to take inspiration. His life and boundary-pushing career are the subject of a new documentary, “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool," which includes interviews with artists Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers reflecting on Davis' expansive legacy.

"Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool" is playing now at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinema until October 3rd and will be featured next year on PBS’ American Masters.


Stanley Nelson – Director and producer of the documentary. He is an Emmy-award winning documentary filmmaker and a 2002 MacArthur Fellow.

Leon Lee Dorsey – Composer, arranger and assistant professor of jazz composition at Berklee College of Music. He is also a double bassist who has performed with musicians such as Lionel Hampton, Art Blakey and Cassandra Wilson.