Born: August 22, 1985 Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric
Kim Johannesen, born 1985, Norwegian guitarist and improviser, currently taking his master degree in performing jazz/improvisation together with drummer Dag Erik Knedal Andersen at the State Academy of Music in Oslo.
Toured in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Estonia, Switzerland and the Netherlands, as well as played at Molde Int. Jazzfestival, NattJazz, Oslo Jazzfestival, Dølajazz, MaiJazz and at international festivals like Copenhagen Jazzfestival, Pori Jazzfestival and Murmansk Jazzfestival.
In May 2008 Kim won the 1st prize at Nõmme International Young Artists Competition in Tallin, and participatet in Rikskonsertenes competition Jazzintro, Young Norwegian Jazz Talents of the year 2008, with the duo REVOLVER! who made it to the finals at Molde Int. Jazzfestival.
In addition to his Solo project, he co-leads Johannesen:Furu:Sandbakken with Svein Magnus Furu & Tore Sandbakken & REVOLVER! with Fredrik Kirkevold, as well as performing with Golden Dawn, Petter Wettre Quartet, Wettre/Vinaccia/Johannesen, Chiba, Aksel Jensen Trio, Skar/Kirkevold/Johannesen & in duo with Svein Magnus Furu.
Ad-hoc collaborations includes: Raymond Strid, Pat Thomas, Joe Williamson, Frode Gjerstad, Tatsuya Nakatani, Joel Grip, Lene Grenager a.o.
Awards:1st Prize at Nõmme International Jazz Artists Competition in Tallin 2008. Participated in Jazzintro, Norwegian Jazz Artists of the Year 2008, with the free-improv duo REVOLVER! who made it to the finals at Molde Int. Jazzfestival.
Roald Helgheim in Dagsavisen on Appetite for Structure: “…and with its tight, ongoing ensembleplay the band on Appetite for Structure is really cooking the whole way thru the album, particularly with sparkling solos from guitarist Johannesen as a bonus.”
Chris Monsen on REVOLVER! concert at by:Larm 2009: “...guitarist Kim Johanessen scratches and pulls the guitar strings in ways that create a wide variety of sounds and noises...”
Arild Rønsen on REVOLVER! concert at Molde Jazzfestival 2008: “Kim Johannesen funnels the guitar in a way that makes Jimi Hendrix' tearing apart of the American national anthem during the Woodstock festival sound like the Swedish evergreen Mina gulbruna ögon. John Zorn presented something similar in Molde in the early 90's.”
The Eco Logic
Kim Johannesen/Svein Magnus Furu duo
I Saw Blue Then White
As A Side Musician
Appetite For Structure
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