Pianist-composer Kris Davis was named 2017 Rising Star Pianist/2018 Rising Star Artist in Downbeat magazine and dubbed one of the music’s top up-and-comers in a 2012 New York Times article titled “New Pilots at the Keyboard,” with the newspaper saying: To date, Davis has released twelve recordings as leader. Her 2016 release, , made . Davis works as a collaborator and side person with artists such as and . Davis received a and multiple commissions to compose new works from , and the . She is the Associate Program Director of Creative Development for the Insitute Jazz and Gender Justice at Berklee College of Music.