Kris Davis (solo)
Saturday, September 29, 5:00-6:00PM
Pianist-composer KRIS DAVIS has been named 2017 Rising Star Pianist in Downbeat magazine, been dubbed one of music’s top up-and-comers in the New York Times, and already released ten recordings as leader. Her 2016 release, Duopoly, made The New York Times, Pop Matters, NPR, Los Angeles Times, and Jazz Times' Best Albums of the Year.
Davis has worked as a collaborator and side person with John Zorn, Terri Lyne Carrington, Craig Taborn, Don Byron, Tyshawn Sorey, Eric Revis, Michael Formanek, Tony Malaby, Ingrid Laubrock, Mary Halvorson, and Tom Rainey. She received a Doris Duke Impact Award in 2015 and has received multiple commissions to compose new works from The Shifting Foundation, The Jazz Gallery/Jerome Foundation, and The Canada Council for the Arts. She currently teaches at Princeton and The New School in New York.