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Miles Davis Documentary 'Birth Of The Cool' Premieres In NYC

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Screenings of the new Miles Davis documentary Birth of The Cool begin today in NYC.

The film offers never-before-seen archived footage and photos provided by the Miles Davis Estate along with video interviews from friends family and contemporaries of the legendary trumpeter, including Quincy Jones and Carlos Santana as well as the sole remaining member of the Kind of Blue sextet, drummer Jimmy Cobb. 

WBGO's Alexandra Hill sat down with Davis’s son Erin Davis and nephew Vince Wilburn Jr. along with the film's director, Stanley Nelson. 

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The film premieres tonight at the Film Forum with special VIP screenings followed by Q&A sessions with nelson and special guests. For a complete schedule of events visit www.milesdavismovie.com.

Alexandra Hill began her work with WBGO in June of 2012 in the news department. A graduate of the Rutgers Newark journalism program, Alexandra was also a student of WBGO News Director Doug Doyle. Alexandra has since become the lead general assignment reporter, afternoon news anchor, and producer of the award winning live call in show Newark Today. Since working for WBGO Alexandra has covered politics in and around Newark including the 2014 mayoral campaign of Mayor Ras Baraka as well as the senate campaigns of former Newark Mayor and now U.S. Senator Cory Booker in both 2013 and 2014. Alexandra also covers a host of human-interest stories, and has been recognized by the New York Association Of Black Journalists for her piece entitled Sheltering Newark’s Homeless.