“experineced musician, comfortable teaching both young students and adults “



Kris teaches

  • trombone
  • Mondays at DCMS
  • African hand drumming



Kris Jay Bowerman



Having found the joy of music at age six on piano, Kris Bowerman began playing trombone at 10, discovered jazz at fifteen, and started teaching at 17. Later he received his Bachelor of Music in Trombone Performance from San Francisco State University.

He is a passionate improviser, has played with many kinds of groups, and has toured with Sweet Papa Lowdown as well as Kuimba, playing djembe/conga, recorder/flutes, trombone and vocals with the latter. He has also made several CDs with Kuimba.

As an instructor, Kris enjoys passing on the knowledge of the trombone/brass and African djembe (hand drum). Needless to say, seeing students improve really brings out his smile.

Kris Jay Trio Kris and lark