Biography

Kris Bauman is a multi-instrumentalist who has been performing professionally since he was sixteen. He studied jazz performance and composition at The New School’s jazz and contemporary music program, where he learned from such masters as Reggie Workman and George Garzone. Kris has performed extensively in and around New York City since his arrival there in 1996, and has toured Europe several times. He was awarded a full scholarship to the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Academy in 2002.  His performances can be heard on many albums. He has been featured on NPR’s Studio 360 with bassist Alexis Cuadrado, NY1 with Rana Santacruz, and RAI with Luca Benedetti. Bauman has also worked in collaboration with multi-media artists and choreographers, and in 2008, he won a New York Dance and Performance Award for his compositions in the piece “Vanishing Point”. He composed the music for the 2011 Parents’ Choice Gold Award winning iPhone & iPad app “Animal Alphabet”. Bauman works in a variety of musical genres including Country/Bluegrass with his group “The Dang-it Bobbys”; Jazz as a leader and sideman, including performances or collaborations with vocalist Bobby Short, saxophonists Seamus Blake and Loren Schoenberg, composer/arranger Jason Lindner, and guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel; Rock/Pop with engineer Mike Barnard (Christina Aguilera, The Strokes) and Ilhan Ersahin (Nublu records); R&B/Soul with recording artist Bilal (Interscope).