Originally from Costa Rica, Kenneth Jimenez is a 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, Bar Lunatico, Bar Next Door and Barbes in New York City, the Olympia Theater in Miami and the National Theatre in San Jose, Costa Rica, among others.
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 released its debut album in 2019, under the avant-garde independent record label Irazu Records.
He co-leads “Triangulate the landscape”, a trio project comprised of drummer Francisco Mela, guitarist Drew Wesely and Kenneth on bass. Their debut album is scheduled to be released in Spring 2020. He also has two more releases scheduled for the second half of 2020; a duo project with Finnish singer Josefiina Vannesluoma and a collaborative trio project with saxophonist Hery Paz and drummer Rodolfo Zuniga.