HIDDEN HILLS, Calif. — Drums are the lifeblood of Vince Wilburn Jr.
It makes sense considering that music is literally in his DNA.
As the nephew of late jazz great Miles Davis, Wilburn says he loves the drums just as much as his uncle loved the trumpet.
"From the first day I ever started playing drums, I find something different and new and something to love and play," said Wilburn.
Wilburn oversees the Miles Davis estate along with Davis' children, Cheryl and Erin.
The trio are executive producers of the Grammy-nominated documentary Birth of the Cool, which takes a raw, uncut look at the jazz musician's life.
"It was important to show the good and the bad," Wilburn said.
The documentary explores the complex man that was Miles Davis.
Addressing the darker side of his life, like drug abuse, but also the light. Davis was a musical innovator whose work spanned more than half a century.
"He just wanted to figure out ways to keep the music moving forward," Wilburn said.
On the show recently, he interviewed another member or jazz music royalty; John Coltrane's grandson, Will.
As Wilburn knows, Miles Davis' legacy has lived on through his music, but now has a rebirth through the documentary, adding to the impact he's already made to the artform and to generations of artists.
"I think he would be proud of the documentary," Wilburn said. "I think he would be proud of the way his music still lives with us all."