UPDATE: Ticket giveaway closed Friday morning at 9:30am. CONGRATULATIONS Jerry C., Rick V, Miriam K, Kim C, and James S! Tickets still available for this show!
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Winner of the 2011 Thelonius Monk International Jazz Competition, pianist Kris Bowers
is one of the newest and brightest lights on the jazz landscape. Schooled in jazz and classical music, raised amid the rap and hip-hop of the 1990s, and inspired by the cinematic power of the great film composers of recent decades, Bowers’ sound – though rooted in traditional styles – is open to numerous influences that keep the music fresh and vibrant for a new century. This rich and eclectic sensibility is evident from the very first notes of Heroes + Misfits, his debut recording. In the past several years, Bowers has toured with bassist Marcus Miller, recorded on hip-hop tracks for Jay-Z with Kanye West and Q-Tip, and played special engagements for Aretha Franklin and Benny Golson. Making his San Diego debut, Bowers is sure to captivate audiences with his improvisational prowess and melodic innovation.