Grammy-nominated group Kneebody are far more than your conventional jazz group. With an explosive and adventurous sound, they draw upon influences from D’Angelo’s Voodoo to music by Elliot Smith, Bill Frisell and Miles Davis.
Made up of keyboardist Adam Benjamin, trumpeter Shane Endsley, saxophonist Ben Wendel and drummer Nate Wood, the band has no leader or rather, each member is the leader; they’ve 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 band’s 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.
Opening the show will be Phronesis’ pianist Ivo Neame.