The official unveiling of the Miles Davis Memorial Project is coming up in about a month, and plans are being finalized for the event. Artist Preston Jackson of Peoria is finishing up the statue, and locally Pride Incorporated has set Saturday September 12 for the dedication in downtown Alton.
A memorial plaza is being constructed along West Third Street at Belle Street in downtown Alton, and Project Chair Pat Ackman tells The Big Z it will be the centerpiece for the evening’s activities.
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There will be several venues offering jazz music that evening, as well as an outdoor stage featuring the Kasimu Taylor Quartet beginning at 5pm.