Ida Nielsen

Instrument: 
Instruments: 
Bass, Keys, Vocals
Genre: 
Funk
Origin: 
Denmark
Territories: 
Worldwide ex. DK
Availability: 
2022: 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

29
May
2022
Technopolis Jazz Festival
Athen
Greece
17
Jun
2022
Rio das Ostras Jazz & Blues Festival
Rio das Ostras
Brazil
18
Jun
2022
Rio das Ostras Jazz & Blues Festival
Rio das Ostras
Brazil
23
Jun
2022
Theatre
Porto Alegre
Brazil
24
Jun
2022
Blue Note
Sao Paulo
Brazil
25
Jun
2022
Niteroi Jazz and Blues Festival
Niteroi
Brazil
01
Jul
2022
Jazz Ascona
Ascona
Switzerland
02
Jul
2022
Jazz In Fort l'Écluse
Fort l'Écluse
France
03
Jul
2022
Fusion Festival
Lärz
Germany
04
Jul
2022
Open Air Garbsen
Garbsen
Germany
07
Jul
2022
Vita Scenen in the city park of Lund
Lund
Sweden
18
Jul
2022
NPG concert
Utrecht
Netherlands
20
Jul
2022
NPG concert
Marseille
France
23
Jul
2022
Festival de Jazz de Pontevedra
Pontevedra
Spain
27
Jul
2022
New Morning
Paris
France
29
Jul
2022
Blautopf Sommerbühne
Blaubeuren
Germany
21
Oct
2022
Groene Engel
Oss
Netherlands
22
Oct
2022
Hot Jazz Club Münster
Münster
Germany
27
Oct
2022
Felberkeller
Ermatingen
Switzerland
28
Oct
2022
Felberkeller
Ermatingen
Switzerland
29
Oct
2022
Kammgarn
Hard
Austria
01
Nov
2022
Akropolis
Prague
Czech Republic
02
Nov
2022
Jazz Tibet Club
Olomouc
Czech Republic
08
Nov
2022
Colos Saal
Aschaffenburg
Germany
09
Nov
2022
Franz Club
Aachen
Germany
10
Nov
2022
Theaterstübchen
Kassel
Germany
12
Nov
2022
Scala
Leverkusen
Germany
08
Mar
2023
Le Hangar
Ivry Sur Seine
France
09
Mar
2023
All That Jazz Marseille
Marseille
France