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February 18 | 3:00 pm

- $30 - $35
Winningstad Theatre

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NOTE: Show is now a single general admission performance at 3pm at Winningstad Theatre. All tickets previously purchased for both the early and late shows will be honored. 

Grammy® Award-nominated quintet Kneebody possesses a sound that is an amalgamation of explosive rock energy paralleled with high-level nuanced chamber ensemble playing, with highly wrought compositions that are balanced with adventurous, no-holds-barred improvising. All “sounds-like” references can be set aside; this band has created a genre, style, and musical language all its own that allows its musicians to change tempo and key at the drop of a dime. Made up of keyboardist Adam Benjamin, trumpeter Shane Endsley, electric bassist Kaveh Rastegar, saxophonist Ben Wendel and drummer Nate Wood, Kneebody came together in Los Angeles in 2001, and since then, each band member has amassed an impressive list of credits and accomplishments over the years all while the band has continued to thrive and grow a dedicated fan base around the world. Kneebody last performed in Portland for PDX Jazz at Mississippi Studios in April of 2014.

There isn’t a handy term or genre for the music that Kneebody creates. It’s a band thoroughly acquainted with 1960s free-bop, 1970s jazz rock, 1990s hip-hop and postmillennial indie rock; along with classical postminimalism…Whatever the terminology, this group has an audience…” – The New York Times