Conversations | Kris Bowers (MFF 20)

by Tim Gordon

On the latest episode of Conversations, we prepare for the launch of the 8th Annual Middleburg Film Festival with the recipient of the Distinguished Composer Award and the official musical ambassador for the Salamander Hotel and Resorts, Emmy Award nominee, Kris Bowers.

Bowers is a composer and pianist who has composed scores for films, video games, television, and documentaries including, Green Book, Madden NFL, Dear White People, and Kobe Bryant’s Muse. He has recorded, performed, and collaborated with the likes of Jay-Z, Kanye West, and José James. He won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition in 2011 and a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction and Composition in 2017 for The Snowy Day. Bowers worked on the score of Ava DuVernay’s Netflix mini-series When They See Us.

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