Kneebody

Sixteen years in and the genre-bending electric jazz collective Kneebody is stronger than ever. On the heels of their recent groundbreaking collaboration with electronic musician Daedelus, the band returned to the studio refreshed and armed with a slate of road-tested tunes for their ninth studio album. Kneebody makes their Motéma Music debut on March 3 with the release of Anti-Hero, the pulsating result of that creative rebirth, featuring an assured set of churning backbeats and unrestrained exploration.

When Kneebody first convened in the year 2001, they were five twenty-somethings gigging around Los Angeles’ vast pockets of nightlife. Trumpeter Shane Endsley and saxophonist Ben Wendel formed the frontline, telepathic and complimentary, while keyboardist Adam Benjamin, bassist Kaveh Rastegar and drummer Nate Wood formed the rhythm section.

These five artists, all bandleaders in their own right, have become first-call musicians not only for their jazz contemporaries, but also for mainstream icons such as John Legend, De La Soul, Snoop Dogg and Pearl Jam to name a few. Yet throughout the years, Kneebody has always remained their artistic home.

It is the goal of the band to not be confined to any genre. Though they exist in an instrumental jazz world, their influences and abilities cover an enormous swath of genres from chamber pop to hard-driving electronic-based productions.

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Date Detail Price
Jan22Wed
Kneebody
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
Minneapolis, MN
Jan23Thu
Kneebody
Constellation
Chicago, IL
Jan24Fri
Kneebody
The Jazz Kitchen
Indianapolis, IN
Jan25Sat
Kneebody
Bop Stop
Cleveland, OH
$20-25
Jan26Sun
Kneebody
The Ark
Ann Arbor, MI

Discography

Chapters

Chapters

Edition Records
2019

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Anti-Hero

Anti-Hero

Motéma Music
2017

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Kneedelus

Kneedelus

Brainfeeder
2015

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The Line

The Line

Concord Music Group
2013

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You Can Have Your Moment

You Can Have Your...

Winter & Winter
2010

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Low Electrical Worker

Low Electrical Worker

Colortone Media
2007

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