Miles Davis was known as a composer, bandleader and American jazz trumpeter. He headed major jazz developments, including hard bop, cool jazz, fusion, techno and free jazz. He was undoubtedly one of the most influential trumpeters of the twentieth century.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, Miles Davis got his first start in music when he was 13. From the beginning his teacher, Elwood Buchanan, made sure he did not play with vibrato. This carried into his later years in which he created a signature sound for himself.
In 1944 Miles Davis studied at the Julliard School of Music but he soon dropped out. He played at many night clubs with now famous trumpeters such as Fats Navarro, J.J. Johnson and Freddie Webster.
He had his first recording session in 1945 and did not stop recording until 1991 when he died of a stroke.