Q-Tip To Star As Miles Davis In A Play Titled 'My Funny Valentine'

Nelson George penned the theatrical piece.

(AllHipHop News) Q-Tip (Brown Sugar, She Hate Me) is tapping back into his acting skills for an upcoming play performance. The A Tribe Called Quest member will star as the iconic jazz trumpeter Miles Davis in My Funny Valentine.

Author/playwright Nelson George (Hip Hop America, Thriller: The Musical Life of Michael Jackson) posted about the production on his Instagram page. He wrote:

This Monday March 26th at 9:30pm [Joe's Pub] #myfunnyvalentine a play about #MilesDavis starring [Q-Tip] in the title role. Written by me and produced by#therewassound with [Cassie Freeman and Margot Bingham]. Tickets only $20 for this staged reading. A day in the life of the jazz giant in 1981.

The late Miles Davis is an 8-time Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee. His Kind Of Blue from 1959 is the best-selling jazz album of all time.

"I was a lil nervous at first. But we’ve already done some table readings and Miles’ nephew, and some of his really close friends that he knew for many years—a girlfriend of two—and some of his old band mates have checked out the table reading like, 'Oh, sh-t, they nailed it.' So that made it easier for me. It let me know my instincts are right," said Q-Tip in a 2010 interview with XXL.