Sat, Feb 24|
Northampton Center For the Arts
A World of Piano: Kris Davis
Kris Davis (piano)
Time & Location
Feb 24, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Northampton Center For the Arts, 33 Hawley St, Northampton, MA 01060, USA
About The Event
Pianist-composer Kris Davis’ project Diatom Ribbons was a breakthrough record incorporating elements of hip hop, rock, and groove featuring drummer and NEA Jazz Master Terri Lyne Carrington, DJ Val Jeanty, and bassist Trevor Dunn. Davis and Carrington recently won a Grammy for Best Instrumental Jazz Album for Carrington’s album New Standards, Vol 1.
Davis was a recipient of the 2021 “Doris Duke Artist Award in Jazz”, alongside Wayne Shorter and Danilo Perez. To date, Davis has released 18 recordings as leader. Her 2016 release, Duopoly, made The New York Times, Pop Matters, NPR, LA Times, and Jazz Times best albums of 2016. Davis works as a collaborator and side person with artists such as John Zorn, Craig Taborn, Tyshawn Sorey, Eric Revis, Michael Formanek, Tony Malaby, Ingrid Laubrock, Julian Lage, Mary Halvorson and Tom Rainey. Davis received a Doris Duke Impact award in 2015 and multiple commissions to compose new works from The Shifting Foundation, The Jazz Gallery/Jerome Foundation and the Canada Council for the Arts. She is the Associate Program Director of Creative Development for the Institute Jazz and Gender Justice at Berklee College of Music.