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.
Stein Kagge in Aftenposten on Appetite for Structure:
For the undersigned this album brought a new star on the Norwegian jazzscene”
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
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