Originally from Costa Rica, Kenneth Jimenez is a young bass player and composer currently based in New York City. He’s performed with artists Francisco Mela, Michael Attias, Tom Rainey, Satoshi Takeishi, Angelica Sanchez, Gerald Cleaver, Ingrid Laubrock, Stephen Scott, Brian Lynch, Gary Campbell, Roxana Amed, Martin Bejerano, Jose Luis de la Paz and Emilio Solla.
He was a part of the 2017 Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, under the direction of renowned pianist Jason Moran.
He has performed at important venues nationally and internationally. Some of those include the Millenium Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, The Jazz Gallery in New York City, the Olympia Theater in Miami and the National Theatre in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Currently he leads two projects, “Sonnet to Silence” feat. Hery Paz, Angelica Sanchez & Gerald Cleaver, and “Sublunary Minds” feat Jim Gasior & John Yarling. The latter will release their first album in Spring 2019.