KNOWER

Hot, futuresonic funk-pop. The LA duo KNOWER represents the best of drummer/producer Louis Cole and Genevieve Artadi. Currently touring their 4th album, Life (2016) and opening for The Red Hot Chili Peppers this summer, they combine dub-step grooves, jazz harmonies and funky vocals into an incredibly imaginative off-world experience.

KNOWER’s all-star 5-piece features Thundercat’s sideman Dennis Hamm on keys; Sam Gendel on sax; Sam Wilkes on bass; Louis Cole on drum and vox; coupled with Genevieve Artadi’s iconic hot funk vocal style inspired by giants from the late Prince to Michael Jackson. An entirely DIY act since its formation in 2010, KNOWER’s viral videos, discography and live visual experience have become an international phenomenon in jazz, electronic, and digital culture.

Featured in New York’s Winter Jazzfest in January 2018, KNOWER has played top jazz festivals in Montreal, Stockholm and Toronto; for Quincy Jones Presents; and on Snarky Puppy’s Family Dinner albums. Known for their live show that takes their infectious energy to another level, “KNOWER stretches the boundaries between jazz, funk, and sanity.” – LA Weekly

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Personnel

Louis Cole, drums and vocals
Genevieve Artadi, vocals
Dennis Hamm, keyboards
Sam Gendel, saxophone
Sam Wilkes, bass

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