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.
Sebastian Zawadzki Trio
International pianotrio, Beautiful Nordic jazz
El Perito Quartro
Claudio Passilongo Trio
Italian piano virtuoso plays hauntingly beautiful jazz
Grønvad – Søndergaard Quintet
Latin flavoured good vibe music
Brilliant Danish songwriter with an amazing voice
Four great singers
Black Sabbath Tribute
The name really says it all
With the excellent Faroese guitarist Bergur Nielsen
Link to bergurnielsen.com
Wonderful Jazz singer