American Jazz Trumpeter

American Jazz Trumpeter ©2020, by S. Christopher James.

This work is a celebration of Miles Davis. The image represents a time later in his career, during the 1980s. Upon closer inspection, the image contains other miniature drawings to build texture and contrast. Most of the imagery at this scale is just gibberish that is placed strategically to give the image depth and dimension.

Miles Davis (1926-1991) was an influential and innovative American jazz musician, trumpeter, and composer. He played a crucial role in the development of various jazz styles, including bebop, cool jazz, modal jazz, and jazz fusion. Known for his virtuosic trumpet playing, Davis constantly pushed boundaries and reinvented himself throughout his career. His albums, such as “Kind of Blue,” are considered timeless classics and have had a profound impact on the genre. Davis was not only a brilliant instrumentalist but also a visionary bandleader who collaborated with many talented musicians, fostering new approaches to improvisation and composition. His contributions to jazz and his ability to redefine the genre make Miles Davis an enduring and legendary figure in music history.


  • TASA Artovation 2020.
  • Art Fluent: Boundless 2020.


Screenprint. 8.5 x 12.25-inch image. 6-color on 110lb. cover weight Cranes Lettra. American Jazz Trumpeter, is a celebration of Miles Davis. This print is a limited edition of only 22 hand-pulled prints. Each one is signed and numbered by the artist. ©August 2020.