Kris Monson is a bassist and composer based in New York City, originally from Fairfax, Virginia. Kris
has had the honor of performing in ensembles led by many of the top musicians in the
international jazz and contemporary music scenes, including Marc Cary, Vince Mendoza, Lalah
Hathaway, Jim McNeely, Tyshwan Sorey, Charles Owens, and Ari Hoenig, and at venues including
Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Smalls Jazz Club, and Blues Alley.
A product of the rich central Virginia jazz community, Kris studied with Pete Spaar and John D’earth
while a double major in systems engineering and music at the University of Virginia