Statue For Miles Davis Planned For Alton, IL

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ALTON, IL (KTVI) – Alton native and jazz great Miles Davis is being honored in his home town. The mayor of Alton plans to build a life size statue of Davis in the heart of downtown Alton.

The Alton Telegraph reports the Miles Davis Jazz Committee will ask artists to submit sketches before commissioning the piece.  Miles Davis was born in Alton in 1926 and later moved to East St. Louis.