Originally from Costa Rica, Kenneth Jimenez is a bass player and composer currently based in New York City. He’s performed and recorded with artists like Francisco Mela, Michael Attias, Gerald Cleaver, Joe Morris, Angelica Sanchez, Ingrid Laubrock, Satoshi Takeishi, Hery Paz, Christopher Hoffman, Marta Sanchez, Stephen Scott, Brian Lynch, Gary Campbell, and others.
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.
“Sonnet to Silence” is the name of his quartet project. It features Hery Paz, Angelica Sanchez & Gerald Cleaver. Their debut album is set to be released in Spring 2023 via Finnish label WeJazz Records.