Kenny Wollesen (born 1966) is an American drummer and percussionist.[1]

Wollesen lives in New York City. He has recorded and toured with many musicians including Tom Waits, Sean Lennon, Ron Sexsmith, Bill Frisell, Norah Jones, John Lurie, Myra Melford, Steven Bernstein and John Zorn. He is a founding member of the New Klezmer Trio and a member of the Sex Mob and Himalayas groups.[2] He also performs on the soundtrack to the popular children's show The Backyardigans.[3]


With New Klezmer Trio

With Steve Beresford

With David Byrne

With Crash Test Dummies

With Bill Frisell

With Ben Goldberg

With the Himalayas

With Rickie Lee Jones

With Sean Lennon

With Ruper Ordorika

  • Dabilen Harria (Nuevos Medios, 1999)
  • Hurrengo goizean (Metak, 2002)
  • Kantuok jartzen ditut (Metak, 2004)
  • Memoriaren Mapan (Elkar, 2006)
  • Haizea Garizumakoa (Elkar, 2009)
  • Hodeien azpian (Elkar, 2011)
  • Lurrean etzanda (Elkar, 2014)

With John Patton

With Madeleine Peyroux

With Ellen Reid

With John Scofield

With Tom Waits

With John Zorn