Napa Valley Museum & Lincoln Theatre


The NVM secured the artwork of the Miles Davis as a featured exhibit. As a long time member of the NVM, and recognizing Mr. Hopewell’s association with Miles Davis, Mr. Hopewell was asked to present a lecture on his personal accountings of Miles Davis, which was followed by a Tribute to Miles Davis at a performance at the Lincoln Theatre.

NV Museum Photos and captions (July, 2013)

  1. Bruce being introduced before his presentation and talk on Miles Davis
  2. Presentation on Miles Davis
  3. Post presentation group photo of some of the attendees
  4. Private Board Member viewing of presentation



Mr. Hopewell’s uncle, The Honorable Carson DeWitt Baker, served as Miles’ attorney and earned him an acquittal of the infamous trial after a Miles Davis performance at Birdland in NYC while Miles was brutally attacked by the NYPD during an intermission.


Mr. Hopewell presented legendary drummer and Jimmy Cobb, surviving member of the original Miles Davis, Kind of Blue, album to a sold out audience at the Lincoln Theatre. Dear friend, Jimmy and his wife, Elena, joined Mr. & Mrs. Hopewell for a weeklong visit for a lovely exploration of the beautiful Napa Valley. The foursome enjoyed many social and musical events in Napa and upon their return to NYC.

Lincoln Theatre Photos and captions (June 2013)

  1. Bruce introducing local musicians as part of the Miles Davis marketing
  2. Noah Evans and Bruce. Noah joined the pre-concert festivities for the Miles Davis concert.  Noah is the son of Gil Evans who was a dear friend of Bruce’s.  Gil Evans was a pianist, arranger, composer, bandleader, and acclaimed collaborator with Miles Davis.