2014 release from the Jazz pianist. 24-year-old Kris Bowers, winner of the 2011 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition, is releasing his debut Concord Jazz recording. Inspiration for the songs are the highly accelerated technological advancements of today, and the resulting power for those that use them. The talented sextet reflects this with playing rooted in Jazz, but also reflective of an eclectic musical age (think Robert Glasper and Jose James). Guest vocalists include Julia Easterlin, Jose James and Chris Turner.