Groove – Episode #65: Ida Nielsen
Ida Nielsen was the last bass player to be a part of Prince’s the New Power Generation and a core member of his other backing band, 3rdeyegirl.
Ida has been playing the bass since she was 16 years old. The Denmark native moved from the rural countryside to becoming a global bass phenom (and, now, she’s back in the countryside of Denmark). From Belgian and Danish pop bands to solo artist and beyond, she is passionate about bass-driven music. She started her work with Prince in 2010 and was with him until his untimely passing in 2016. Most recently, she put out her fifth solo album, 02022020.
Ida is old school funk meets hip-hop, reggae, world music and everything in between. Her melodies are infectious and her grooves are intimate and filled with soul.
Enjoy the conversation…