Kenny Wollesen

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Kenny Wollesen
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Kenny Wollesen live at Satchmo club in Maribor, 2011. Photo by Jan Prunk
Background information
Born (1966-04-09) April 9, 1966 (age 50)
Genres Jazz
Instruments Drums, Percussion, Vibraphone, Bells

Kenny Wollesen (born 1966) is an American drummer and percussionist.[1]

Wollesen lives in New York City. He has recorded and toured with many musicians including Tom Waits, Sean Lennon, Ron Sexsmith, Bill Frisell, Norah Jones, John Lurie, Myra Melford, Steven Bernstein and John Zorn. He is a founding member of the New Klezmer Trio and a member of the Sex Mob and Himalayas groups.[2] He also performs on the soundtrack to the popular children's show The Backyardigans.[3]


With New Klezmer Trio

With Steve Beresford

With David Byrne

With Nels Cline

With Crash Test Dummies

With Sylvie Courvoisier

With Bill Frisell

With Ben Goldberg

With the Himalayas

With Julian Lage

With Rickie Lee Jones

With Sean Lennon

With Ruper Ordorika

  • Dabilen Harria (Nuevos Medios, 1999)
  • Hurrengo goizean (Metak, 2002)
  • Kantuok jartzen ditut (Metak, 2004)
  • Memoriaren Mapan (Elkar, 2006)
  • Haizea Garizumakoa (Elkar, 2009)
  • Hodeien azpian (Elkar, 2011)
  • Lurrean etzanda (Elkar, 2014)
  • Guria ostatuan (Elkar, 2016)

With Ellen Reid

With John Scofield

  • Bump (Verve, 2000)

With Tom Waits

With John Zorn