Ken Filiano

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Ken Filiano

Bassist Ken Filiano performs throughout the world, playing and recording with leading artists in jazz, spontaneous improvisation, classical music, world/ethnic music, and interdisciplinary performance. Ken leads, and composes for, his quartet with Michael Attias, Tony Malaby, and Michael T.A. Thomspon. Some of the artists that he has performed and/or recorded with: Bonnie Barnett, Bobby Bradford, Roy Campbell, John Carter, Nels Cline, Connie Crothers, Ted Dunbar, Giora Feidman, Bob Feldman, Dennis Gonzalez, Vinny Golia, Lou Grassi, Fred Hess, Jason Hwang, Joseph Jarman, Raul Juarena, Joe Labarbera, Joelle Leandre, Frank London, Tina Marsh, Warne Marsh, Dom Minasi, Hafez Modirzadeh, Butch Morris, Barre Phillips, Don Preston, Bob Rodriguez, Roswell Rudd, ROVA Saxophone Quartet, Elliot Sharp, Paul Smoker, Chris Sullivan, Richard Tabnik, Peeter Uuskyla, Fay Victor, Biggi Vinkeloe, Kenny Wessel, Andrea Wolper, Saco Yasuma, Pablo Ziegler, Carlos Zingaro. His lengthy discography includes his widely-praised solo CD, “subvenire”; for this and numerous other recordings, critics have called Ken a “creative virtuoso,” a “master of technique,” “a paradigm of that type of artist … who can play anything in any context and make it work, simply because he puts the music first and leaves peripheral considerations behind.”

Ken tours widely; festivals include the Charles Ives, Kuhmo Chamber Music (Finland), Cascade Festival of Music (principal bass, Bend, OR), Jazz em Agosto (Lisbon), Seixal Jazz, Jazz Ao Centro (Coimbra, Portugal), Fundacio Joan Miro (Barcelona), DuMaurier International Jazz (Vancouver, BC), Jazzin' Tondela, Bergamo Jazz, Banlieues Bleues (Paris), Tampere International Jazz (Finland), NY JVC Jazz; concert stages include Carnegie Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, and Philharmonie am Gasteig (Munich). Ken is on the faculty of Mansfield University (PA).

Related Resources:

Marco Cappelli Acoustic Trio: Les Nuages en France (avant 07)


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