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Group Members: Shane Endsley and The Music Band
All Music Guide:
Experimental instrumental ensemble Kneebody makes jazz-, funk-, rock-, and electronic-influenced music. Featured in the band are keyboardist Adam Benjamin, trumpeter Shane Endsley, bassist/guitarist Kaveh Rastegar, saxophonist Ben Wendel, and drummer Nate Wood. Although Benjamin, Endsley, Rastegar, and Wendel attended Eastman School of Music together in the '90s, it wasn't until after they graduated and all relocated to Los Angeles that Kneebody was formed. They released their debut self-titled album on trumpeter Dave Douglas' Greenleaf label in 2005. Two years later, they returned with Low Electrical Worker. Kneebody then collaborated with vocalist Theo Bleckman for the 2009 album Twelve Songs by Charles Ives. In 2013, they delivered their fourth studio album, The Line, on Concord.