Dave Holland & Kris Davis | SFJAZZ 2023-24 Season
Dave Holland & Kris Davis
Bass & Piano Duo

Dave Holland & Kris Davis

MAY 23-26 | DAVE HOLLAND

May 23, 2024
Miner Auditorium

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Inspired interplay is a given as the bass legend begins his week in an intimate duo performance with the visionary pianist and composer Kris Davis.

Since her emergence on the New York scene in 2001, Davis has become one of the music’s singular talents—a deeply thoughtful, resolutely individual artist whose music lives at the intersection of jazz improvisation and contemporary classical composition. The Vancouver-born Davis was named Pianist of the Year in the 2020 DownBeat Critics Poll and dubbed one of the music’s top up-and-comers by The New York Times. She’s led or co-led 24 albums and won a GRAMMY for her contributions to SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Terri Lyne Carrington’s landmark 2022 release New Standards Vol. 1.

ABOUT DAVE HOLLAND
Far more than one of the jazz’s greatest bassists, Dave Holland has inhabited the music’s adventurous edge ever since Miles Davis hired him to anchor his band in 1968 as it rapidly morphed from an acoustic powerhouse to a pioneering fusion combo. After spending years exploring the outer reaches with Anthony Braxton and Sam Rivers and founding the pioneering Gateway Trio with John Abercrombie and Jack DeJohnette, the British-born bassist started leading his own ensembles which have served as a proving ground for a legion of celebrated improvisers. 24 albums as a leader and collaborations with Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, Kenny Wheeler and dozens more have made him among the most versatile and prolific bassist/composers in jazz history.

About Dave Holland

Inspired interplay is a given as the bass legend begins his week in an intimate duo performance with the visionary pianist and composer Kris Davis.

PRESS
Bass maestro Dave Holland holds residency at SFJAZZ Center (CBS News Bay Area)

Holland is a master bassist and bandleader, one of the most sophisticated composers and arrangers in the jazz world.

Boston Globe

Holland is a master bassist and bandleader, one of the most sophisticated composers and arrangers in the jazz world.

Boston Globe

Personnel

Dave Holland bass
Kris Davis piano

A gifted pianist exploring the range of her instrument, with no boundaries

PopMatters on Kris Davis

Personnel

Dave Holland bass
Kris Davis piano

A gifted pianist exploring the range of her instrument, with no boundaries

PopMatters on Kris Davis

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