Violin Concerto Melody Out Now

February 15th 2024

The violin concerto Melody commisioned by the Danish Art Council is finally out, what an exciting journey together with the amazing people involved in this. 3 movements Birds, Waves & Melody with 6 parts, you can read about the process and thoughts behind here: Dacapo Records about the release Composed by Nikolaj Hess, Cæcilie Balling solo […]

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Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2023

June 23rd 2023

Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2023 June 30th – July 9th  Hess New York Quartet featuring Marc Mommaas & Francois Moutin, Nikolaj Hess Trio, Hessismore, Nikolaj Hess Solo, Spacelab Salon, Hess/Waidtløw/Høyer/AC, George Garzone Quartet, Nikolaj Hess Organ Trio, Hessismore Piano Chronicles 29/6 6.30pm Sort/Hvid Hessismore Solo Piano Chronicles 29/6 7pm Sort/Hvid Hessismore Apollonian Blackout   30/6 6.30pm Sort/Hvid […]

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New York premiere by Pastoral Impressions by Scandia Symphony in Fort Tryon Park Manhattan

June 13th 2023

Very excited to have had my piece for solo violin and string orchestra premiered in the US this Sunday in the beautiful Fort Tryon Park north Manhattan. Thanks to Dorrit Matson for superb conducting, to Mayuki Fukuhara for moving and virtuoso soloist playing and to the Scandi Symphony for gorgeous orchestral colors.

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Transformative Reflections concert at The Getty Museum Los Angeles

June 5th 2023

It was so incredibly exciting to perform at the amazing Getty Museum as part of the exhibition Beyond The Light with Danish paintings from the 19th century. I played a series of compositions based on my artistic research project Transformative Reflections under KUM/RMC  based on incredible masterpieces by among others Købke, Eckersberg, Dahl, and not […]

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TRANSFORMATIVE REFLECTIONS BEYOND THE LIGHT WITH AFSMK AT THE MET AND THE GETTY

March 13th 2023

Tranformative Reflections – Beyond The Light Compositions, Improvisations – Reflections, Impressions, of Danish 19 century painters Hammershøi, LA Ring, Købke & Eckersberg. Danish pianist/composer Nikolaj Hess has created solo piano music for the exhibition “Beyond The Light” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Getty Museum for his concerts April 11th and June 8th. […]

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Solo and double piano concert at MoMA on Matisse Red Studio

September 26th 2022

It was a true pleasure to play reflections on Matisses beautiful Red Studio at MoMA in their wonderful concert hall, first a solo piano set and later a double grand piano duet with the amazing Kris Davis. Thanks so much to MoMA – Museum of Modern Art and AFSMK – American Friends of Statens Museum […]

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Cph Jazz Festival 2022 with Marc Mommaas, Tony Scherr, Jochen Rueckert, Spacelab, Hessismore, SisselVP

June 16th 2022

I am super excited about this years festival, and about playing with all these amazing musicians. There is a long due revisit from Tony Scherr, Marc Mommaas and Jochen Rueckert, what an awestriking and scintillating amount of  unique musicality and highest level possible experience. Hope you will enjoy our concerts, here in categories with the […]

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Beautiful Words from Jazz Weekly & All Music

August 15th 2021

New Album: Nikolaj Hess, Spacelab & Strings   Beautiful Words from Jazz Weekly & All Music   Excited to share these 2 recent reviews of the new album Nikolaj Hess, Spacelab & Strings the articles are referring to the coming together of jazz trio Spacelab and string quartet Strings, as ‘subtly innovative’ and ‘rich and […]

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New Album Nikolaj Hess Spacelab & Strings

June 20th 2021

So excited to present our New Album Nikolaj Hess Spacelab & Strings on Sunnyside Records,  with Mikkel Hess, AC, Cæcilie Balling, Josefine Opsahl, Jakup Lützen, Christian Ellegaard, Kasper Tranberg the producer, release June 18 “Danish pianist/composer Nikolaj Hess returns, melding two ensembles on Spacelab & Strings. Interweaving a classical string quartet with a piano trio, […]

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2020, vinterjazz and other stuff

February 11th 2020

“Simply put, these guys are the best piano trio in Denmark, and Nikolaj Hess is one of the most inventive jazz pianists working today” (Mitch Myers Magnet Magazine US 2019) Winther Jazz concerts coming up last half of February, presenting some beloved bands and projects, including creative improvising original artist Marilyn Mazur, international bass virtuoso […]

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