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Kris Bowers On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

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Kris Bowers On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

Kris Bowers On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

Kris Bowers On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

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Kris Bowers opens this session with a soulful, prepared-piano version of Juan Tizol's "Caravan": "It's important to remember that [the piano] is a percussive instrument." Lauren Desberg hide caption

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Kris Bowers opens this session with a soulful, prepared-piano version of Juan Tizol's "Caravan": "It's important to remember that [the piano] is a percussive instrument."

Lauren Desberg

Kris Bowers began his classical piano studies as a toddler in Los Angeles. In 2011, more than a few years later, he walked away with the top honor at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition — a major career boost for the Juilliard student. From prepared piano to quiet ballads, he keeps a wide sonic palette in orbit at the Piano Jazz studios throughout this set of tunes.

Set List

"Caravan" (J. Tizol)

"Skylark" (H. Carmichael, J. Mercer)

"Shuffleboil" (T.S. Monk)

"Hope" (K. Bowers)

"Blackbird" (P.McCartney, J. Lennon)

"It Could Happen to You" (J. Van Heusen, J. Burke)

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