Rising Star Pianist in Downbeat Magazine

"Open to surprise" THE WORD "OPENNESS" CROPS UP OFTEN IN A CONVERSATION WITH PIANIST KRIS DAVIS, WHO USES THE TERM WHILE REFERRING TO MUSIC, AND TO LIFE IN GENERAL. REFLECTING ON HER 2016 CD/DVD SET DUOPOLY (PYROCLASTIC) WHICH FEATURES HER IN DUETS WITH EIGHT...

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Solo piano Festival/Tour and John Zorn’s Bagatelles

The Jazz Gallery's Alone Together piano Festival happens on April 22/23rd and should prove to be an interesting night of solo piano performances by Fabian Almazan, Aaron Parks, Theo Hill, Luis Perdomo and myself.  I go on a solo European tour between May 11-19 (see...

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Doris Duke Impact Award and Downbeat Critics Poll

I'm very excited to announce that I was chosen to receive a 2015 Doris Duke Impact Award along with Tyshawn Sorey, Matt Mitchell, Henry Threadgill, Mark Dresser, Milford Graves and Mark Dresser.  More information can be found here. Also, I just found out that I made...

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Residency at the Stone

I am honored to present a series of projects I am involved in as well as my own projects at the Stone between June 24-29th. June 24 - 8pm, the collective quartet LARK with Ralph Alessi, Tom Rainey, Ingrid Laubrock and Kris Davis and 10pm Tom Rainey's Obbligato...

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Duopoly - Kris Davis

Duopoly - Kris Davis

Out SEPTEMBER 30th ON

Duopoly - Kris Davis

"As she does throughout Aeriol Piano, Davis draws you in so effortlessly that the brilliance of what she’s doing doesn’t hit you until the piece has slipped past you."

Lloyd Sachs - Jazz Times

"The bussed-about pianist is expert at bringing beauty to abstraction."

Jim Macnie - Village Voice

"A freethinking, gifted pianist on the scene, Davis lives in each note that she plays. Her range is impeccable; she tackles prepared piano, minimalism, and jazz standards, all under one umbrella. I consider her an honorary descendant of Cecil Taylor and a welcome addition to the fold."

Jason Moran - Art Forum-Best of 2012