Kenneth Dahl Knudsen

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Born in 1984 Kenneth Dahl Knudsen is a Danish composer, bassist and band leader. Kenneth graduated from the Danish Royal Academy of Music, and he has won several awards, including being voted Jazz Musician of 2010 in Northern Denmark and Jazz Musician of 2012 at Sæby Jazzfestival. Despite of his young age, he has already shared the stage with Jazz heavies such as: John Scofield, Gilad Hekselman, Dick Oatts, Joel Frahm, Evan Christopher, Johnathan Blake, Jaleel Shaw, Pheeroan AkLaff and many more. Released in 2010 Knudsen’s debut album “Strings Attached” received very good reviews, and in 2012 the artist released his second album “Clockstopper” recorded in Skyline Studios in Manhattan and featuring such great musicians as: Grammy nominated Johnathan Blake, Jaleel Shaw, Gilad Hekselman, Søren Møller, Jonas Lindh and Tomasz Dąbrowski. “Clockstopper” is a personal musical tale about the fear of losing time and the fascination of time. The album was widely acclaimed by both the press and the audience, and Knudsen was appreciated as a modern jazz composer.

In May 2016 Kenneth Dahl Knudsen released his latest album WE'LL MEET IN THE RAIN, the project with orchestra. The album was considered as one of the UKVIBE TOP 20 best jazz albums of 2016, aside Keith Jarrett ans Avishai Cohen

One of the first things that strikes me about this music, is its naturalness. There is such an open, honest feel to it, that the listener actually senses the composer’s thoughts and intentions whilst listening. There is a breathtaking beauty to it, provided not only by the skill of the composer’s writing, but also by the strength and poignancy in the way it is performed. - Mike Gates, UKvibe

Kenneth regularly tour with his band Kenneth Dahl Knudsen Group.

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London Jazz Review: There is something profoundly enriching about Danish double bassist Kenneth Dahl Knudsen’s new orchestral jazz release. Full of vibrant jazz episodes as well as restrained, emotional tension, this is original, often filmic music which indubitably wears its heart on its sleeve..

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Kenneth Dahl Knudsen Group - Resettling (2013)