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Kris Davis and Craig Taborn Duo
Part of the 2016 Fall Jazz Series
Friday, September 30, 2016
8:30p $20 The on-line box office is closed.
Please call (203) 785-0468 for tickets.
10:00p $15 The on-line box office is closed.
Please call (203) 785-0468 for tickets.
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Craig Taborn : piano
Kris Davis : piano

On Friday, September 30th, Firehouse 12 is pleased to welcome pianists Kris Davis and Craig Taborn in a duo piano performance celebrating the release of Kris Davis's new album Duopoly. The album features duo performances with a number of leading improviser/composers. This concert is the first two piano performance ever presented at Firehouse 12 featuring Firehouse 12's two Steinway Model D Concert Grand pianos.

The "imagery that comes out of [Davis's] piano can be vividly cinematic, but her compositional style ensures that the sonic movie will likely be of the art-house variety" (Britt Robson, JazzTimes). John Kelman of All About Jazz wrote that Taborn's solo album Avenging Angel is "a masterpiece of invention and evocation that places Taborn squarely amongst those other esteemed pianists who've contributed to ECM's pantheon of significant solo recordings."

Davis performs in a number of configurations from solo to large ensemble. She earned a degree in Jazz Piano from the University of Toronto and has a master's degree in Classical Composition from the City College of New York. She has worked with Ingrid Laubrock, Tyshawn Sorey, Michael Musillami, and many others. Taborn initially became known as a member of saxophonist James Carter's group in the mid 1990s. Taborn recorded his debut album in 1994 and graduated from the University of Michigan the following year. Over the past two decades, Taborn has worked with artists like Roscoe Mitchell, Mat Maneri, Dave Binney, Adam Rogers, Tim Berne, and Dave Holland.

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