Udden has cultivated his artistic voice within a variety of ensembles, including his critically-acclaimed Plainville, Folk Art, and Torchsongs projects (Sunnyside, Fresh Sound Records), innovative Brooklyn collectives Sketches (pictured above), and The New Old Timers, the Paris-based Belleville Project, and on over 20 recordings as a sideman. He has performed with Bob Brookmeyer, Steve Lacy, Gunther Schuller, Matt Wilson, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, "Ethio-Jazz" legend Mulatu Astatke, and countless others; around Europe, China, Africa, the United States.