Vince Wilburn, Jr., nephew of late jazz icon Miles Davis, oversees Miles Davis Properties, LLC, along with Erin Davis (son of Miles) and Cheryl Davis (daughter of Miles). Wilburn is a highly accomplished drummer, producer, and radio host, who has both toured and recorded with Miles on many legendary recordings from 1984 through 1987, including: The GRAMMY-Award winning album AURA – which he co-produced; Decoy – which he also co-produced; You’re Under Arrest, and the 2008 GRAMMY nominated Miles From India – which hit 1 Jazz; 152 Top 200, and #5 Top current R&B. The project was influenced by the great success of a re-mix EP that Wilburn, Jr. co-produced with Nas and Santana called Evolution of the Groove.
Additionally, Wilburn is the bandleader/drummer of Miles Electric Band, which has played to sold-out crowds at SF Jazz Center (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018), Billboard Live in Osaka and Tokyo, and at Australia’s Blues Fest (2017), Lotos Jazz Festival (2014), and at the Hollywood Bowl (2012) and Playboy Jazz Festival (2018). The 2012 Bowl event celebrated the launch of the USPS and La Post (France) issued Miles Davis/Edith Piaf Forever stamps. To date, the stamp has sold more than 23 million units and is by far the top selling celebrity stamp.
Wilburn is also a key participant on industry panels taking place at the GRAMMY Museum, GRAMMY Career Day, SXSW, SF MusicTech Summit, MondoNYC, and CBGB’s in addition to partnering with Apple for their “Meet The Musicians” series at Apple SoHo. He is also a co-host of Miles Davis House at SXSW with Erin Davis, an annual day party featuring a wide cross section of multi-genre, emerging talent. He’s an active member of NARAS.
Also EMMY Award winner Producer of The Miles Davis Documentary Birth Of The Cool new music release date 2023 The Miles Electric Band Co Produced with Lenny White on Sony Legacy.
In 2023, Vince and the Miles Electric Band are set to release new music, co-produced with Lenny White on Sony Legacy.