5.16.11 Kneebody @ Angel’s in Santa Monica

2460 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA, 90044 • 310-828-2115

Monday, May 16th, 2011 [2 sets] 8 pm + 10pm

Price: $15 for one set, $20 for both

Ticket purchase link:

A former fixture on the L.A. alt-jazz scene, this eclectic group may have splintered across the country geographically but they still come together for hair-raising sets mixing jazz, funk and indie rock textures. Members Shane Endsley and Ben Wendel have gone on to become quality bandleaders in their own right, but the cohesiveness displayed on the group’s 2010 album “You Can Have Your Moment” is still tack sharp. (from LA Times 2011)

Adam Benjamin / Ben Wendel Kaveh Rastegar / Nate Wood / Shane Endsley

“Cohesion is the truest constant in the music of Kneebody, a band that inhabits the borderland abutted by post-bop, indie-rock and hip-hop, without seeming to give much thought to the borders” 
– Nate Chinen, NY Times, 2010

By combining sophisticated compositions and virtuosic improvising, the Grammy nominated group Kneebody has created a diverse, loyal fan base in the United States and Europe. Founded in 2001, Kneebody has built upon an impressive array of individual resumes and conservatory training to create a truly singular voice within the instrumental world.

In 2005 Kneebody released their debut album “Kneebody” on Dave Douglas’ Greenleaf Music Label. In 2007 they followed up with “Low Electrical Worker” on the Colortone Label.  A collection of 13 original songs, “Low Electrical Worker” was hailed by saxophonist Joshua Redman as one of his “favorite albums of 2007”.  In the spring of 2009, Kneebody and vocalist Theo Bleckmann released “12 Songs of Charles Ives” on the Winter & Winter label and received a Grammy nomination in the “classical crossover” category.  Kneebody is presently touring in support of their third studio album, “You Can Have Your Moment,” also on the Winter & Winter label.

Kneebody website


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