Off the Grid: Knudsen/Arkin/Coleman Trio

Off the Grid: Kasey Knudsen Trio

WHEN: Aug 31 noon–2 pm |
WHERE: 5th and Minna |

DETAILS: Kasey Knudsen is a San Francisco based saxophonist, composer, and educator. She earned her BA in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music in 2001. While at Berklee, Knudsen was a featured composer for the Greg Hopkins Jazz Orchestra & the Joanne Langione Dance Company. Since relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area, Knudsen has been commissioned by the Jazzschools 2005 Emerging Artist Series to write and perform new work; In 2007, she was commissioned by Intersection For The Arts in collaboration with the De Young Museum to write & perform a piece inspired by the work of visual artist Deborah Oropallo. She leads the KK Group, a septet focusing on original music and arrangements; she co-leads The Permanent Wave Ensemble, an octet dedicated to performing and arranging the music of Carla Bley; The RW3 Trio along with drummer Jon Arkin, and The Holly Martins with vocalist Lorin Benedict and guitarist Eric Vogler. She can be seen performing with a number of ensembles and bandleaders including Evan Francis and Spaceheater, Tune-Yards, Lisa Mezzacappa, Ted-Brinkleys Horn Blower Cruise Ship, Graham Connah, Nathan Clevenger, Aaron Noviks Thorny Brocky, pianist Jarrett Cherner, Michael Colemans

Schumanns Humanns, the Bay Area Composers Collective Orchestra, guitarist Q Morrow, Rob Ewings Disappear Incompletely and more. She has played with the Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra, Realistic Orchestra, The Slip, Joe Bagale & the Dirty Workshop, Adam Shulman Group, The Industrial Jazz Group, Brass Bows & Beats, Terrence Brewer, Rova Saxophone Quartets Sax Cloud, & many others. Knudsen has performed at Yoshis, Pearls, The Great American Music Hall, Cafe Du Nord, Annas 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 and Cafe Vivaldi. Knudsen was a faculty member of the 2010 Stanford Jazz Workshop and the Young Musicians Program at UC Berkeley; she has served as a judge and clinician at the Reno Jazz Festival and currently teaches for The Jazzschool in Berkeley, CA.

Kasey Knudsen on saxophone; Michael Coleman on keyboards; Jon Arkin on drums

Intersection for the Arts curates live music and theater performances at the Off the Grid lunch market at 5th and Minna streets every Friday. Join us for this one-of-a-kind food and art experience.