The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble

The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble was a dark jazz[1] Dutch band formed in Utrecht, Netherlands, in 2000. The group is composed of Jason Kohnen, Gideon Kiers, trombonist Hilary Jeffery, cellist Nina Hitz, singer Charlotte Cegarra, guitarist Eelco Bosman, and violinist Sadie Anderson. The group is no longer active. Its live counterpart is The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation.

The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble
Sadie Anderson performing with the group in 2010
Sadie Anderson performing with the group in 2010
Background information
OriginUtrecht, Netherlands
GenresDark ambient, dark jazz, IDM, trip hop, avant-garde, electronic
Years active2000–2014
LabelsPlanet Mu, Parallel Corners, Ad Noiseam, Denovali
Associated actsThe Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation
Websitetkde.net
MembersGideon Kiers
Jason Kohnen
Hilary Jeffery
Charlotte Cegarra
Eelco Bosman
Sadie Anderson
Nina Hitz

HistoryEdit

Kohnen and Kiers initially formed the group, often abbreviated as TKDE, as a project for scoring silent movies such as Nosferatu and Metropolis. Kohnen and Kiers knew each other from studying at the Utrecht School of Arts. The hitherto electronic project was altered in 2004 when British trombonist Jeffery and Swiss cellist Hitz joined. As a quartet, the group released their debut album. Since then, the group has added Cegarra and Bosman in 2006, and Anderson in 2008. Since 2007, all members of the group reside in the Netherlands. The group formed the Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation in 2007 as an improvisational side project. The group released their crowd-funded From the Stairwell in 2011. In 2014, the group unofficially split up. Jason Kohnen confirmed this on his new project's Facebook page.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albums
Live albums
EP

In 2016 Denovali Records started re-releasing the complete back catalogue of the band. [2] [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "THE MOUNT FUJI DOOMJAZZ CORPORATION - EGOR / ANTHROPOMORPHIC / DOOMJAZZ FUTURE CORPSES! / SUCCUBUS". www.denovali.com. Retrieved 2020-01-29.
  2. ^ "Artist page at Denovali Records". www.denovali.com. Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  3. ^ "Mutations at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2020-02-02.