Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Kasey Knudsen
saxophonist, composer & educator
Kasey Knudsen is a San Francisco based saxophonist, composer & educator. She earned her BA in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music in 2001. Since relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area, Knudsen has been commissioned by the Jazzschool's Emerging Artist Series to write and perform new work as well as Intersection For The Arts and the De Young Museum. She leads her own trio and sextet and co leads The Schimscheimer Family Trio along with bay area drummer Jon Arkin & pianist Michael Coleman as well as The Holly Martins with vocalist Lorin Benedict and guitarist Eric Vogler.

Knudsen can be seen performing with a number of ensembles and bandleaders including Evan Francis, Ben Goldberg, Eric Garland and Henry Hung's Klaxon Mutant All Stars, the Ian Carey sextet, The Montclair Women's Big Band, Jaz Sawyer, Graham Connah's No-Porkestra, Adam Shulman, Nathan Clevenger, Aaron Novik, Michael Coleman, the Bay Area Composer's Collective Orchestra, New York pianist Jarrett Cherner, guitarist Q Morrow, Rob Ewing's Disappear Incompletely and more. Knudsen has toured the world with Tune-Yards including a number of performances at South By South West; she has played with Fred Frith's world premiere of Gravity Live, the Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra, Realistic Orchestra, The Slip, Joe Bagale, The Industrial Jazz Group, Brass Bows & Beats, Terrence Brewer, Rova Saxophone Quartet's Sax Cloud, & many others. Knudsen has performed at Yoshi's, Pearl's, The Palace of Fine Arts, The Great American Music Hall, Cafe Du Nord, Anna's Jazz Island, The Independent, The Fillmore, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The Red Poppy Art House, Intersection for the Arts, Kuumbwa, The Jazzschool, SFJazz Fest, San Jose Jazz Fest, North Beach Jazz Fest and New York venues Local 269, Barbes, The Music Hall of Williamsburg, Roulette and Cafe Vivaldi. Knudsen is currently a faculty member of Sonoma State University, The Stanford Jazz Workshop, the Lafayette Jazz Workshop and the Jazzschool in Berkeley, CA.
Upcoming Events:

Saturday, February 1 2020 8:30 PM
Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Do-Over Music Series #14: duo B. Experimental Band plays Anthony Braxton
with guest director, Chris Jonas

As part of a world-wide series of Braxton75 events, the duo B. Experimental Band celebrates the music, life and enduring influence of visionary composer, bandleader, multi-instrumentalist and musical thinker Anthony Braxton in an all-Braxton program led by Santa Fe saxophonist, community organizer and Braxton collaborator Chris Jonas.

Polly Moller Springhorn, flutes
Matt Ingalls, clarinets
Rachel Condry, clarinets
Cory Wright, woodwinds
Bruce Ackley, woodwinds
Randy McKean, woodwinds
Dan Plonsey, woodwinds
Tom Weeks, alto saxophone
Kasey Knudsen, alto saxophone
Michael Zelner, alto saxophone and Bb clarinet
Daniel Goldberg, tenor saxophone
Steve Adams, alto saxophone/electronics
Erika Oba, flute/keyboard
Ian Carey, trumpet
Ron Heglin, trombone/euphonium
gabby fluke-mogul, violin
Kevin CK Lo, violin
Juan Hernandez, guitar
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Brett Carson, keyboard
Kjell Nordeson, vibraphone
Lisa Mezzacappa, acoustic bass
Andrew Harlan, acoustic bass
Safa Shokrai, acoustic bass
Dillon Vado, percussion
Suki O'Kane, percussion
Jordan Glenn, drums
Jason Levis, drums  More...
Tuesday, February 11 2020 8:00 PM
Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
- Cory Wright's Fellow Hominids with John Finkbeiner and John Schott on guitars, Jordan Glenn
- PGLRG - Phillip Greenlief birthday celebration
- The Holly Martins

NEW EARLY START TIME! Doors at 8:00 / Music at 8:30.  More...
CDs on which Kasey Knudsen appears:
Nathan Clevenger Group Stateless
Artist: Nathan Clevenger Group
Title: Stateless
Label: Slow & Steady Records 010
Label page on this site: Slow & Steady Records
Slow & Steady Records 010
Schimscheimer Family Trio Broken Home
Artist: Schimscheimer Family Trio
Title: Broken Home
Label: BAG Production Records
Label page on this site: BAG Production Records
BAG Production Records
Noertker's Moxie Simultaneous Windows (Blue Rider Suite, vol. 3)
Artist: Noertker's Moxie
Title: Simultaneous Windows (Blue Rider Suite, vol. 3)
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4162
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4162