Kris Davis Debuts at Monterey Jazz Festival

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Coffee House Gallery - 7:30 & 9:00

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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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Downbeat Article by Bradley Bambarger- December issue

New Approaches The music of pianist Kris Davis is characterized by its duality. Although often tagged as “cerebral”—and her output is complex and progressive, often as tied to contemporary classical as it is to jazz—Davis’ music is just as much a visceral experience....

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Duopoly - Kris Davis

Duopoly - Kris Davis

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Duopoly - Kris Davis

"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

"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

"Over the last couple of years in New York one method for deciding where to hear jazz on a given night has been to track down the pianist Kris Davis."

Nate Chinen - NY Times