Road Trip!

Posted on Sep 5, 2017 | 0 comments

Hey All! Just a quick update from Chicago. After an amazingly gigtastic summer in Italy, I am back in Chicago, but the good news is…The Downbeat Trio has an amazing gig in Boulder, CO at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Saturday, September 16th. We are the headliners…well…and it should be well attended. Super psyched to head to my home town and gig with my sister and Marco Cremeschini! It. Is. On.

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JULY 4th – ish!

Posted on Jul 6, 2017 | 0 comments

Ciao Ragazzi! Well…writing from the wonderful Lago di Garda area. So….I’m about half way through this summer journey of gigging all over Northern Italy. So, far, so good. Plenty of gigs both with my sister and with some others and private events that pay well. I’m working on the language, loving the food and generally having an amazing time. The musicians in this area are professional and super fun…your gigs always come with free food and at least a few free drinks. What’s not to like about that? Trying to figure out a way to make this a regular summer thing…hopefully, laying the ground work this summer to prepare for next summer. Anyway, I’ll post a few pics in the next few weeks so that you all can see some of the venues and I love my mic shots. Super. Awesome. Fun. Hope you had a Happy 4th and that all is well in your world. God Bless ‘Merica....

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What Up, Europa!

Posted on Jun 13, 2017 | 0 comments

Hey….so I’ve been in Europe about three weeks now and the gigs are coming fast and furious. A lot of private parties and fancy hotels, but they feed us well and I’m working with all kinds of crazy cats, so it’s all good. Two months to go and every day there’s some new hotel or new event to sing at and spread the music of jazzy, poppy, r and b goodness. I’ll try to be better about the blogging. As you can see from my previous posts, I’m simply not good at it…HOWEVER, I love you, my fans and I want to stay connected, so I will do better. Buona...

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Posted on May 31, 2017 | 0 comments

Well Cats, It’s on. I’ve arrived in Italy and although I’ve already had one gig with my super sibling jazz pop trio, “The Downbeat Trio”, we really start cranking it up tomorrow. SO excited and the gigs keep rolling in. It’s nice to finally be here and to really be able to dig in to the music community here and to be available for longer than two weeks at a time. I have some gigs with my sister and some gigs with some local musicians doing jazz clubs, private parties and a few swanky corporate events. It’s all good. Living the dream. Still a little sad about no “Granny Says” action, but it just didn’t catch. I’ll have to update the website later when I can afford it. For now, it is what it is. Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook at: Miles Simmons Powell or The Downbeat Trio, or Downbeat Music. SO. MANY. OPTIONS. Talk to you soon! A presto!...

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Posted on Mar 3, 2017 | 0 comments

Hey Cats! Show tonight in Chi-Town! Hello Suckers Cabaret @ Davenport’s Piano Bar in Wicker Park. If you’re not there, you’re missing out! See the Google for address and tix info (or check out the events page on this site). Mad Lurve,...

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