Celebrating 75 years of Blue Note Records
22 Nov 2014
Hotly tipped as next in line to a trail that runs from Herbie Hancock through Robert Glasper, as innovators who have taken the essence of jazz piano into a world of electronica and hip hop, Kris Bowers makes music rooted in history, but fired by his own generation.
Winner of the 2011 Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition, sideman with Marcus Miller, Q-Tip and Aretha Franklin, his debut album Heroes + Misfits on Universal is a deeply personal response to the energy and attitude of his contemporaries.
‘A prodigy whose encyclopaedic knowledge of jazz is matched by an adroit freedom that can’t just be taught in the classroom’ (All About Jazz)
Peter Edwards opens the show. Don't miss the first outing of the electro side of his music as part of this year's 21 Commissions Programme. Black Eyewear, a luxury brand inspired by jazz culture, supports the commission.