Summer 2017

April 5th 2016

Looking forward to the duo concert tour with Kira Skov / Nikolaj Hess September 2017!

Thanks for beautiful 2017 summer concerts with Marc Mommaas, Hess/AC/Hess Spacelab, Halvcirkel, The Savage Rose, George Garzone, Caroline Henderson, Kresten Osgood, Josh Ginsburg, Jacob Fischer, Peter Vuust, Social Club, 3xHess, Adam Nussbaum, Jay Anderson.

 

Still working on new music for Hess & Halvcirkel:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yL8xPPqJhs

 

new album!

Bugs – Spacelab Live In London, BBC recording of Spacelab (Nikolaj Hess, AC, Mikkel Hess) Live at the jazz club Pizza Express in London

 

The ongoing SMK collaboration Impressions Of Hammershøi:

 

new album!

Nikolaj Hess with Marilyn Mazur, Mikkel Hess, Anders Christensen, “Rhapsody” Impressions Of Hammershøi Cloud Jazz http://slowboattocloud.blogspot.dk/2016/03/blog-post.html

 

new album!

Hess/Mommaas Ballads And Standards Album at prestigious Sunnyside Records, first reviews: www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article_center.php?in_artist=mommaas&in_album=&in_label=&in_author=&in_type=0 and http://www.writteninmusic.com/jazz/marc-mommaas-nikolaj-hess-ballads-and-standards/

 

new album!!

Micro Chapters, Nikolaj Hess solo piano, effects, Praghs Symphony string section

 

Best jazz album of the year: Music For Mum And Dad!

Double nomination at Danish Music Awards, best jazz album of the year with
Hess/AC/Hess Spacelab & 3xHess Music For Mum And Dad!!!

 

links

May 4th 2015

 

video:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7uDirIUl906jZQu87AgqXqsutqUGB9BK youtube playliste

 

anmeldelser:

 

Nyere koncertanmeldelser:

http://politiken.dk/kultur/musik/copenhagenjazzfestival/anmeldelser/ECE2018841/danske-kunstnere-praesenterer-alt-fra-barfodsjazz-til-barjazz/

http://politiken.dk/kultur/musik/koncertanmeldelser/ECE1470184/pianist-fortolkede-bob-dylan-paa-smukkeste-vis/

trio:

http://politiken.dk/kultur/musik/ECE2163616/her-er-aarets-12-bedste-jazz-album/ bedste album Politiken

http://lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.com/2013/06/cd-review-nikolaj-hess-trio-trio.html !!!!

http://www.birdistheworm.com/nikolaj-hess-trio/ !!!

http://thejazzbreakfast.com/2013/06/17/cd-review-nikolaj-hess/ !!!

http://www.marlbank.net/12-reviews/654-the-unmasking !!

http://scandinavianjazz.blogspot.com/2013/04/nikolaj-hess-trio-gateway.html

http://gaffa.dk/anmeldelse/73226

http://jazzrytmit.com/wp/s8-levyarvostelut/c29-levyarvostelut/nikolaj-hess-tony-scherr-kenny-wollesen/ (finsk)

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/trio-nikolaj-hess-gateway-music-review-by-neri-pollastri.php (italiensk)

http://politiken.dk/kultur/musik/cd-jazz/ECE2110641/der-droemmes-med-tangenter-og-strenge-paa-syv-danske-jazz-udgivelser/

 

Spacelab:

http://thejazzbreakfast.com/2014/05/20/spacelab-hessachess/

http://www.marlbank.net/reviews/1608-hess-ac-hess-spacelab-gateway-music

http://www.writteninmusic.com/jazz/hess_ac_hess-spacelab/lang/nl/ hollandsk

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/spacelab-nikolaj-hess-self-produced-review-by-alberto-bazzurro__21962.php%23.U6qmexYwx9w (italiensk)

http://nordische-musik.de/4198-Hess—AC—Hess-Spacelab.html?PHPSESSID=5c28a00590d76d66d98850afa769eb9c

http://euskirtxoko.blogspot.com/

http://jazznyt.blogspot.com/2014/03/hessachess-spacelab-gateway.html

http://mos-eisley-music.blogspot.com/2014/06/hess-ac-hess-spacelab.html

Edited:

http://www.catfish-records.jp/product/18395 (Japansk)

https://www.facebook.com/cloudjazz/photos/pcb.838727889504917/838727139504992/?type=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/cloudjazz/photos/pcb.858418684202504/858418624202510/?type=1&theater

 

3xHess:

http://gaffa.dk/anmeldelse/81734

 

 

Sissel Vera: http://sisselvera.com/projects/sissel-vera-nikolaj-hess/

Global Motion+: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/different-shades-of-hess-nikolaj-hess-and-spacelab-by-jakob-baekgaard.php

 

koncertomtale:

http://jazz.dk/vinterjazz-2015/koncerter/11366/ vinterjazz 2015 ”verdensklasse”

http://www.akbanksanat.com/detay/12-11-2013/piyano-gunleri–nikolaj-hess-trio akbank Istanbul concert tyrkisk

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/TurkRadio.aspx?pageID=238&nID=57472 akbank Istanbul concert

http://www.theguideistanbul.com/events/view/295468/piano-days-nikolaj-hess/  akbank Istanbul concert

http://www.timeout.com/newyork/music/nikolaj-hess-quartet (Time out new york)

http://www.capitalbop.com/ai1ec_event/nikolaj-hess/ twins concert

http://donyc.com/events/2014/10/31/nikolaj-hess-quartet cornelia concert (en enkelt af mange)

http://www.jazzstock.com/ woodstock concert

http://www.portlandmercury.com/portland/janus-templeton-nikolaj-hess-and-chuck-israels/Event?oid=5746244 ivories concert

http://mikiki.tokyo.jp/articles/-/3848 Japan turne

http://bornibyen.dk/aarhus/events/15276-jazz-for-kids-folkloric-selamta-med-nikolaj-hess-trio fokloric selamta concert

http://www.jazzselskabetaarhus.dk/nikolaj-hess-nonet.html nonet århus

https://politiken.dk/ibyen/vis/19421/nikolaj-hess-gustaf-ljungren-bent-clausen

http://usa.um.dk/en/nordicjazz2014/bandbios/linekruse/

hessismore:

http://blog.promotion-us.com/hessismore-release-new-album-and-launch-a-ny-residency

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XDWeBDhU_I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76ZaNF64A2k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f_9XX-2kFE

 

 

Film imdb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1314605/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

http://www.dfi.dk/faktaomfilm/person/en/162245.aspx?id=162245

Zentropa Music: http://www.zentropamusic.com/nikolaj-hess

 

 

diverse:

http://bandwidth.wamu.org/what-defines-scandinavian-jazz-an-interview-with-denmarks-spacelab/ radio interview US

http://www.dk4.dk/nyhedsarkiv/item/1816-en-dag-med-nikolai-hess dk4 portræt under festival

Rushton (ikke korrekt, nævner ikke original musik): http://artery.wbur.org/2013/03/12/danish-dance-theatre

http://plaza.rakuten.co.jp/heartofmine/diary/201411010000/ blog fra concert på japansk

Krueger Pardeller installation:

http://www.steinle-contemporary.de/artists/krueger_%26_pardeller

https://www.flickr.com/photos/museion_-_museo_darte_moderna_e_contemporanea/6407174595/in/photostream/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/museion_-_museo_darte_moderna_e_contemporanea/6407175387/in/photostream/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/museion_-_museo_darte_moderna_e_contemporanea/6407176361/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=81&v=WgBGKFwuYQ0

Mie Olise installation:

http://www.mieolise.com/the-silent-station

 

 

 

diverse:

http://www.dr.dk/musik/kunstner/nikolaj%20hess/2022285

http://nrk.no/kanal/nrk_jazz/1.6478881

http://www.tomajazz.com/conciertos/2008/10/hess_mommaas_fca.htm

http://www.giantsteps.dk/

http://politiken.dk/kultur/musik/koncertanmeldelser/ECE1470184/pianist-fortolkede-bob-dylan-paa-smukkeste-vis/

http://politiken.dk/kultur/scene/ECE2344064/forestilling-om-nederlaget-i-1864-er-morsom-og-intellektuelt-udfordrende/

http://politiken.dk/kultur/musik/ECE1954813/jazzens-spydspids-nagler-sine-lyttere-fast-med-trompeten/

http://plus.politiken.dk/FILM__MUSIK/Aarets_bedste_Jazz/Nikolaj_Hess_Kenny_Wollesen__Tony_Scherr_Trio(25978).aspx

http://www.jjazz.net/jjazznet_blog/2014/09/november-session-2014-denmarkjapan.php

http://www.birdistheworm.com/hessachess-spacelab/

http://www.ticketfly.com/event/592679-nublu-12th-anniversary-new-york/

Best Music In Film nomination

January 23rd 2015

Nikolaj Hess nominated for soundtrack for Meeres Stille in the category “best music in film” at the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema in London http://www.filmmakerfestival.com/nominations/page/2/

DMA Jazz – This years ‘Danish Jazz Release’ – 3xHess

November 29th 2014

Thanks a lot:
The 24th of November 3xHess won this years  ‘Danish Jazz Release’ at the DMA Jazz Awards, with the album “Music for Mum and Dad”.

The jury said: (on danish) “Nysgerrigt, modigt og ufatteligt tight. Musikken bliver ved med at overraske hele albummet igennem og stemningen på pladen skifter flere gange – dog uden at tabe lytteren. Meget elegant!
Der bliver spillet fortrinligt sammen, og selvom der synes at blive leget og brudt rammer, så fremstår udtrykket hele tiden som en smuk helhed.”
3 x Hess

The album: Music for Mum & Dad

 

DMA Jazz – 3xHess & Hess/ AC/ Hess Spacelab

November 21st 2014

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See more at: http://www.dmajazz.dk/

Copenhagen Jazzfestival 2014 – Nikolaj Hess Trio with Thomas Morgan and Jeff Ballard

July 9th 2014

with Jeff Ballard and Thomas Morgan

Nikolaj Hess Trio the 6th of July 2014 at Café Bartof, with Thomes Morgan on the upright bass and Jeff Ballard on the drums.

Copenhagen Jazzfestival 2014 – “Impressions of Bob Dylan”

July 9th 2014

Impressions of Bob Dylan D. 4/7 - 14

Nikolaj Hess Solo the 4th of July 2014 at Nationalmuseet – “Impressions of Bob Dylan”

The Danish Newspaper “Børsen” writes (DK):
“Er man en gang ladet sig fortrylle af Nikolaj Hess og hans stilfærdigt smukke og poetiske klaverfortolkninger af Bob Dylans berømte sange, ja så ved man, at den talentfulde danske jazzpianist er i en klasse for sig. Få kan som han ramme den skrøbelige balance mellem det sårbare og det nysgerrige. Omgivet af Nationalmuseets unikke rammer vil Hess kaste sig ud i så forskellige Dylan-klassikere som antikrigssangen “Masters of War” og den enestående kærlighedshymne “Make You Feel My Love”…..

New Album Hess/AC/Hess Spacelab

March 9th 2014

Hess/ AC/ Hess Spacelab – New album & release concert

release concert at Copenhagen Jazzhouse March 21st trio at 9pm, continuing at “Natjazz” with guests Ane Trolle, Rune Olesen & Gustaf Ljunggren at 11pm

On March 13th, 2014 Hess/ AC/ Hess Spacelab will release their second album “Spacelab”. This album is the long-awaited sequel to the trio’s debut “Nikolaj Hess Spacelab – The Champ” (2009).
Spacelab combines new songs with signature repertoire; the nine original tracks include four film compositions interwoven with five lyrical pieces, generating a beautiful and soulful cinematic vibe.
This purely acoustic and poetic voyage is a deep and trembling response to the trio’s wild and unrestrained debut, which channelled years of intense night jam sessions during Copenhagen Jazz Festival.
This is contemporary jazz at its finest, where moving compositions and catchy currents sail the listener through a virtuoso and magical universe.

Sneak preview:

Videos:

release tour: http://spacelabmusic.dk click calendar

DMA nomination best jazz album of the year

November 23rd 2013

Trio with Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen is nominated as best jazz album of the year at Danish Music Awards 2013

and yet a great review, this one from Christian Munch Hansen in Politiken with 5 hearts:

http://politiken.dk/kultur/musik/anmeldelser_jazz/ECE2110641/der-droemmes-med-tangenter-og-strenge-paa-syv-danske-jazz-udgivelser/
Er der ikke ligefrem lidt guldstøv på Nikolaj Hess’ fingre? Sådan virker det, når man hører den 46-årige pianists spil på den helstøbte ’Trio’ med optagelser fra Brooklyn, New York, i foråret 2012 i sammenspil med den amerikanske bassist Tony Scherr og ditto trommeslager Kenny Wollesen… Dette spil vidner om en tålmodighed på musikkens vegne, som demonstreres mesterligt i pladens åbningsstykke, den smukke ballade ’Make You Feel My Love’ af Bob Dylan, hvor Hess på det nærmeste lader tonerne dryppe ned i klaviaturet, som om de har deres egen plan for, hvor langsomt og følt sangen skal spilles… Det er således en plade med stor musikalsk variation, som ikke desto mindre føles åndeligt sammenhængende. (Chr Munch-Hansen Politiken

Where did all the colours go

July 3rd 2013

New website added replacing the previous being in action from 2002 – 2013