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Kris Tiner   [kristiner]
Bakersfield California United States
Jazz SoloCommercial/Recording
Music Faculty at Bakersfield College, CSU Bakersfield
Contact me for: Performance opportunities & Trumpet instruction
KRIS TINER is a California-based trumpet player, composer, and improviser. Featured on NPR Music as one of a handful of new trumpet voices impacting modern music, his playing has been described as “extraordinarily inventive” in Signal to Noise Magazine, and the LA Weekly claims “Trumpeter Kris Tiner can turn barbed wire to beauty.” Tiner’s compositions explore connections between improvisational world music traditions and systemic compositional practices, blending deep jazz roots with references to many diverse streams of contemporary and experimental music. His music has been performed on five continents, his 50+ recordings have been enthusiastically reviewed in the international jazz press, and he has been recognized with awards from ASCAP, the American Composers Forum, Chamber Music America, the International Association for Jazz Education, Montalvo Arts Center, and the Kennedy Center. He is a member of the acclaimed Empty Cage Quartet, and he collaborates with New York guitarist Mike Baggetta in the duo Tin/Bag. His own trio features bassist Scott Walton and master drummer Donald Robinson. He performs with the Industrial Jazz Group, Chris Schlarb’s Psychic Temple, the Los Angeles Trumpet Quartet and the Jeff Kaiser Ockodektet, and has collaborated with Wadada Leo Smith, Vinny Golia, Kraig Grady, Tatsuya Nakatani, Nels Cline, Lukas Ligeti, Gerry Hemingway, Motoko Honda, Phillip Greenlief, Cathlene Pineda, Ken Filiano, Sara Schoenbeck, and Harris Eisenstadt. Tiner holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and a BA from CSU, Bakersfield. He directs the Jazz Program at Bakersfield College, and is the Trumpet Studio Instructor at CSU, Bakersfield. He is the founder of Epigraph Records, an independent label dedicated to the documentation of new creative music recorded live in Bakersfield.