Published On 29 June 2014 | By DJ Blast | JAZZ

KRIS BOWERS - HEROES + MISFITS scratchtheblock

New York based musician and composer Kris Bowers his the rising star of the jazz scene, with a  bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Jazz Studies at the prestigious Julliard School.

He earned notoriety , winning Thelonius Monk jazz competition buckling down in front of  a panel of judges that included Ellis Marsalis and Herbie Hancock.

On March , Kris Bowers released his debut album titled Heroes + Misfits under Concord Jazz Music label.

Heroes + Misfits is a touching gathering of poems penned by Jeremie Harris and produced by musician/producer Chris Dunn (he worked with Christian Scott,Jessica Mauboy,Joss Stone,Leela James,N’Dambi,George Benson and the list goes on).

Alongside the piano and fender rhodes warm melodies skilfully played by Kris, you can appreciate also the alto saxophone of Casey Benjamin (of Robert Glasper Experiment) and Kenneth Whalum III with his saxophone.

The elegant project includes also the collaborations of Julia Easterlin  , Chris Turner as well as Jose James.

We are in front of an outstanding debut of a young jazz artist that surely will cement his status  with his fresh and compelling touch!

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