Ida Nielsen

Instrument: 
Instruments: 
Bass, Keys, Vocals
Genre: 
Funk
Origin: 
Denmark
Territories: 
Worldwide excl. DK
Availability: 
2021: jul, nov; 2022: apr, may, jul, oct, nov

Her recent album 02022020 is a palindrome date and the name of the 5th solo album by Danish bassist extraordinaire Ida Nielsen.
On this album, Ida invites us into a more intimate universe than her previous 4.
You will discover a diverse and more mellow side of Ida´s compositional musicianship, however Ida’s highly recognizable sound still cuts through this stripped down musical setting and makes your head bob (softly).
Ida includes plenty of gems for the bass lovers - smooth bass carried chord grooves, as well as lots of soulful bass solos.

02022020 is a smooth mix of new material and reinventions of some older songs featuring young and upcoming Austrian artist "Aljosha" as well as members of her band: “the Funkbots.”
The vibe of her new album can be described as overall smooth, laid back and chilled.

About Ida:

Ida Nielsen got her life turned upside down when music legend Prince discovered her in August 2010. Shortly after she joined his band and started touring with him and “The New Power Generation” as well as the 4 piece power house rock band “3rdeyegirl”.
Ida was part of his bands from 2010 until his untimely passing in April 2016.
She describes playing with Prince as “a huge gift and as the most magical musical journey ever, and an on-going learning experience beyond all imagination.”
After the years with Prince, Ida started to focus on her solo career.
Ida has been releasing music on a regular basis and has increased her touring schedules tremendously since 2016. Ida and her band “the Funkbots” are delivering a high energy funk show packed with good vibes, tight grooves and subtle references to her former employer and teacher Prince.

Ida was voted amongst the top 10 bass players in the world ( together with fellow bassists Stanley Clarke & Victor Wooten ) in the annual Music Radar poll 2019.

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02022020 - 2020
Time 2 Stop Worrying (bout the weird stuff) - 2019
turnitup - 2016
Sometimes a girl needs some sugar too‎- 2011
Marmelade (under the synonym Bassida) - 2008

"Ida Nielsen -Funk Goddess"
Bass player magazine

"The result is Turnitup, a 14-track funk joyride with high-spirited vibes and enough bass magic to make low-enders repeatedly hit rewind, while also doubling as a party-anthem playlist for non-musicians. Her old-school funk meets new-school soul style gives a tip of her cap to her departed mentor, who would, without hesitation, give this disc his stamp of approval."
Jon D'Auria, Bassplayer Magazine

"Ida is a mother plucker"
Prince

"Her name is Ida and she´ll eat a bass"
Prince

"In all my years in the business, meeting and jamming with all the people I know, I NEVER ask for ANYONE'S autograph. But when she reached in her bag to give me her CD after we jammed together, I had a to ask her "sign it for me"...she and I aren't only fellow musicians, shes a fellow lovely soul and she turned me into a male groupie...lol...So cool, beautiful and down to earth..I LOVE this woman and her CD its so FUNKY..go get it !!!"
John Wesley Payne, The Revolution

Ida Nielsen & The Funkbots

Ida Kristine Nielsen (bass + vocals)
Kuku Agami/Son of Light (rapper)
Patrick Dorcean (drums + electronics)
Mika Vandborg (guitar + vocals)
Phong Le: keys

22
Jul
2021
Brunnenhof
Trier
Germany
23
Jul
2021
Stimmenfestival
Lörrach
Germany
07
Oct
2021
Theatre Traversiere
Paris
France
08
Oct
2021
Le nouveau Cap
Aulnay Sous Bois
France
09
Oct
2021
Koodshow Live Festival
Cailloux Sur Fontaine
France
20
Oct
2021
Makeriet
Örebro
Sweden
21
Oct
2021
Nefertiti
Gothenburg
Sweden
22
Oct
2021
Teatern
Jönköping
Sweden
23
Oct
2021
Victoriateatern
Malmö
Sweden
24
Oct
2021
PM
Växjö
Sweden
26
Oct
2021
Musik Hallandia
Halmstad
Sweden
27
Oct
2021
Tivoli
Helsinborg
Sweden
28
Oct
2021
Cosmopolite
Oslo
Norway
29
Oct
2021
Fasching
Stockholm
Sweden
30
Oct
2021
Umea Jazzfestival
Umea
Sweden
05
Nov
2021
Luxor
Arnehm
Netherlands
06
Nov
2021
Paradox
Tilburg
Netherlands
09
Nov
2021
Jazzinec
Trutnov
Czech Republic
10
Nov
2021
Metro Music Festival
Brno
Czech Republic
11
Nov
2021
Jazzdock
Prague
Czech Republic
17
Nov
2021
Colos-Saal
Aschaffenburg
Germany
19
Nov
2021
Le Singe
Biel
Switzerland
20
Nov
2021
Grand Casino Basel
Basel
Switzerland
21
Nov
2021
ETM
Genf
Switzerland
23
Nov
2021
Gambrinus Jazz
St. Gallen
Switzerland
20
Apr
2022
Ursprung
Rostock
Germany
21
Apr
2022
Gretchen
Berlin
Germany
22
Apr
2022
Kofferfabrik
Fürth
Germany
23
Apr
2022
Kofferfabrik
Fürth
Germany
27
Apr
2022
Scala
Ludwigsburg
Germany
28
Apr
2022
Op der Schmelz
Dudelange
Luxembourg
30
Apr
2022
Devorstin
Hilversum
Netherlands
01
May
2022
Theaterstübchen
Kassel
Germany
03
May
2022
Franz Club
Aachen
Germany
04
May
2022
Bürgerhaus Diagonal
Ingolstadt
Germany
05
May
2022
Cafe Central
Weinheim
Germany