Marc Mommaas & Hess/Vuust/Vuust Trio (NL/DK)
A meeting between American and European jazz tradition
Marc Mommaas is a highly acclaimed saxophonist on the American jazz scene residing in New York. Marc Mommaas has published six albums since 1999, displaying stylistic versatility and unique approach to composition and improvisation. He has, among other things, published two duo records with Danish pianist Nikolaj Hess, inspired by both European and American jazz tradition.
Nikolaj Hess is one of the most widely featured pianists in both Danish and international contexts. He recently published Nikolaj Hess Micro Chapters and Nikolaj Hess Rhapsody, won the award for this jazz release of the year at DMA 2014 with 3xHess for the record Music for Mum and Dad and played his own music in Lars Von Trier's film Melancholia.
In addition, he has been extremely active on the record and concert front with Nikolaj Hess Trio, Hessismore, Hess/Skou and Caroline Henderson. Over time, he has played with names like Lee Konitz, Benny Golson and Etta Cameron.
Peter Vuust is a professor at Aarhus University and the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg, head of the Center for Music in the Brain and, additionally, one of the country's busiest sidemen.
He has been featured on more than 90 records and with international jazz stars such as Tim Hagans, Mal Waldron, Ted Curson and Jukkis Uotila.
Peter Vuust is known for his groovy and responsive backing as well as extremely melodious solos. As a composer and bassist, he has published six albums, most recently Leaves of Love featuring Lars Jansson (p), Veronica Mortensen (voc) and Peter Asplund (trp).
Mikkel Vuust, who is 19 years old, is one of the great talents on the Danish jazz scene. He has already performed with names such as Jakob Fisher, Uffe Steen, Henrik Gunde and Hans Esbjerg.
Marc Mommaas (t-sax), Nikolaj Hess (p), Peter Vuust (b), Mikkel Vuust (drm)