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KNEEBODY AT HIGHLINE BALLROOM

2014-03-24
Showtime: 8:00PM
Doors Open at 6:00PM




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Kneebody at The Highline Ballroom

Kneebodys sound is explosive rock energy paralleled with high-level nuanced chamber ensemble playing, with highly wrought compositions that are balanced with adventurous no-holds-barred improvising. All sounds-like references can be set aside; this band has created a genre and style all its own.



Kneebody bassist Kaveh Rastegar thinks of their sound this way, Personally, I think calling Kneebody jazz or electric jazz is fantastic because then we can move on from that hang up and play our music and alter expectations of what jazz is.

Kneebody is keyboardist Adam Benjamin, trumpeter Shane Endsley, electric bassist Kaveh Rastegar, saxophonist Ben Wendel and drummer Nate Wood. The band has no leader or rather, each member is the leader; theyve developed their own musical language, inventing a unique cueing system that allows them each to change the tempo, key, style, and more in an instant.

The quintet met in their late teens while at The Eastman School of Music and Cal Arts, became fast friends, and converged together as Kneebody amid the vibrant and eclectic music scene of Los Angeles in 2001. Since then, each band member has amassed an impressive list of credits and accomplishments over the years all while the band has continued to thrive and grow in reputation, solidifying a fan base around the world.

We are a democratic, equally owned-and-operated band with shared leadership, says Shane Endsley. Everyone brings in music and everyone votes on everything. And its always been just the five of us.

Kneebody draws upon influences spanning DAngelos Voodoo to music by Elliot Smith, Bill Frisell, and Miles Davis. Their live shows are known for intense sonic landscapes of the Radiohead ilk, for the rhythmic bombast of a Squarepusher or Queens of the Stone Age show, and the harmonic depth and improvisational freedom experienced at a Brad Mehldau concert.

 

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