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, Ingrid Laubrock, Stephen Scott, Brian Lynch, Gary Campbell, Roxana Amed, Eva Novoa, Martin Bejerano, George Cables, 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.
Besides working as a sideman in a lot of different projects, he also leads the KJ Circles Band; a project for which he composes and arranges the music. His debut album, “Fables of the Third World” was released in Spring 2017.
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.