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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.

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

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Grønvad – Søndergaard Quintet

Latin flavoured good vibe music

Lasse Matthiessen

Brilliant Danish songwriter with an amazing voice

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Four great singers

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Black Sabbath Tribute

The name really says it all

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Nielsen/Knudsen Duo

With the excellent Faroese guitarist Bergur Nielsen
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Maria McTurk

Wonderful Jazz singer

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Music For Keyboards

Keyboard virtuoso Lars Boutrup’s fascinating universe

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Sort kaffe

Flamenco inspired Jazz played with virtuosity

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