Kris Davis | SFJAZZ

Kris Davis

Kris Davis

 
Kris Davis

Saturday, September 9, 7:30pm · 9:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Kris Davis
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Kris Davis

Pianist-composer Kris Davis has blossomed as one of the singular talents on the New York jazz scene, a deeply thoughtful, resolutely individual artist who offers “uncommon creative adventure,” according to JazzTimes. The Vancouver-born, Brooklyn-residing Davis was dubbed one of the music’s top up-and-comers in a 2012 The New York Times article titled “New Pilots at the Keyboard,” with the newspaper saying: “Over the past couple 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.” Her newest album, Duopoly, is a series of duets with many of the most imaginative artists in jazz including Bill Frisell, Julian Lage, Marcus Gilmore, Don Byron, Tim Berne, and Craig Taborn.

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"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
"The bussed-about pianist is expert at bringing beauty to abstraction " — Village Voice