Montreal Jazz Fest Gives Béla Fleck & The Flecktones the Miles Davis Award

For the first time ever, the Montreal Jazz Fest is giving the Miles Davis Award to a group, rather than a single artist.

The Miles Davis Award was created for the Festival’s 15th anniversary in 1994 to honor a great international jazz musician for the entire body of his or her work and influence in regenerating the jazz idiom.

The Flecktones play Montreal Jazz Fest on July 1st.

Read more about the other winners here.