NAPA VALLEY MUSEUM:
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)
- Bruce being introduced before his presentation and talk on Miles Davis
- Presentation on Miles Davis
- Post presentation group photo of some of the attendees
- 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.
NAPA VALLEY LINCOLN THEATRE:
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)
- Bruce introducing local musicians as part of the Miles Davis marketing
- 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.