April 30, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kris Davis, Piano
Solo concert from Canadian pianist and composer, Kris Davis recorded at NYC’s internationally renowned jazz venue, The Jazz Gallery.
Live streaming on Friday, April 30 at 6pm MST on the NAC website and partner FB pages, including the Yardbird Suite’s Facebook page. It will be available for 24 hours free of charge to the public.
This concert has also been selected for the International Jazz Day and for the online edition of Bremen, Germany’s jazzahead! festival.
Canadian Pianist-composer Kris Davis was voted pianist of the year in the 2020 Downbeat Critics Poll and in the 2019 Jazz Times Critics Poll. She won both composer and pianist of the year in 2020 by the Jazz Journalists Association. The New York Times dubbed her as one of the top up-and-comers, saying: “One method for deciding where to hear jazz on a given night has been to track down the pianist Kris Davis.” To date, Davis has released twelve recordings as a leader. Her newest release, Diatom Ribbons, was voted jazz album of the year in the New York Times and NPR critic’s poll. 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 currently the Associate Director for the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice and runs her music label, Pyroclastic Records.