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About Niels Wilhelm Knudsen & Quintet

Niels Wilhelm Knudsen – Bassist, Composer & Teacher

I began my musical journey playing electric bass in a Rock band as a teenager around 1990. Moving to Copenhagen, I started gigging with a Metal band and various wedding bands playing Pop, Soul, Funk and Salsa. By the late 90’s I stumbled across a beautiful old doublebass in a recording studio. I fell in Love with the instrument immidiately! I sold my CD collection to raise money for a doublebass, and began playing Jazz.

In the early 00’s I enrolled in Musicology studies at the University of Copenhagen, earning a Bachelor degree. This led to teaching positions at various music schools and a lot a private bass students.

Around the same time I started playing with a cover band doing Black Sabbath songs, we played a lot of shows around Denmark.

I Love a challenge and this has led me into a wide range of bands and projects over the years:

Theater work, Avantgardejazz, Gypsy Swing, Singer/Songwriter, Choirs, Country music

But since I got my hands on the double bass I have been playing a lot of Jazz … with lots of small groups, with lots of great players … This led me to finally forming my own group and start recording my own music.

I still play all kinds of music and love doing it.

Niels Wilhelm Knudsen - Bassist, Composer & Teacher

Steady gigs

Sebastian Zawadzki Trio

International pianotrio, Beautiful Nordic jazz

El Perito Quartro

Salsa/Flamenco party

Claudio Passilongo Trio

Italian piano virtuoso plays hauntingly beautiful jazz

Link to www.claudiopassilongo.com

Grønvad – Søndergaard Quintet

Latin flavoured good vibe music

Lasse Matthiessen

Brilliant Danish songwriter with an amazing voice

Link to www.lassematthiessen.com

Dynamic

Four great singers

Link to www.dynamicjazz.dk

Black Sabbath Tribute

The name really says it all

Link to www.www.facebook.com/BlackSabbathTribute.dk

Nielsen/Knudsen Duo

With the excellent Faroese guitarist Bergur Nielsen
Link to bergurnielsen.com

Maria McTurk

Wonderful Jazz singer

Link to www.facebook.com/Maria-McTurk

Music For Keyboards

Keyboard virtuoso Lars Boutrup’s fascinating universe

Link to www.musicforkeyboards.com

Sort kaffe

Flamenco inspired Jazz played with virtuosity

Link to https://www.facebook.com/sortkaffe/