Contact and Press Info

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BIOS FOR PRINT

KRIS TINER is a California-based trumpet player, composer, and educator. 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.” His music has been performed on five continents, his 60+ recordings have been enthusiastically reviewed in the international jazz press, and he has performance credits on MTV, NBC, PBS and Comedy Central. Tiner has been recognized with awards from ASCAP, IAJE, the American Composers Forum, Chamber Music America, Montalvo Arts Center, KCMEA, 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. Tiner also performs regularly with the Industrial Jazz Group, Chris Schlarb’s Psychic Temple, pianist Cathlene Pineda, the Los Angeles Trumpet Quartet and the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra. He holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and a BA in Music from CSU Bakersfield. He is an Associate Professor of Music and the Director of Jazz Studies at Bakersfield College, and has also taught at CalArts, CSU Bakersfield, Taft College, and the Academy of Creative Education in Los Angeles. Tiner is the founder of Epigraph Records, an independent label dedicated to the documentation of new creative music recorded in Bakersfield.

KRIS TINER is a California-based trumpet player, composer, and educator. His music has been performed on five continents, his 60+ recordings have been enthusiastically reviewed in the international jazz press, and he has been recognized with awards from ASCAP, IAJE, the American Composers Forum, Chamber Music America, Montalvo Arts Center, KCMEA, and the Kennedy Center. He is a member of the acclaimed Empty Cage Quartet, and he collaborates with guitarist Mike Baggetta in the duo Tin/Bag. Tiner also performs with the Industrial Jazz Group, Chris Schlarb’s Psychic Temple, pianist Cathlene Pineda, and the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra. He is the Director of Jazz Studies at Bakersfield College, and has also taught at CalArts and CSU Bakersfield. Tiner is the founder of Epigraph Records, an independent label dedicated to the documentation of new creative music recorded in Bakersfield.

KRIS TINER is a California-based trumpet player and composer, founder of the Epigraph Records label, and Director of Jazz Studies at Bakersfield College.

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