Mathias Heise & Hess/Vuust/Vuust Trio (DK)


Mathias Heise & Hess/Vuust/Vuust Trio (DK)

Mathias Heise (hca), Nikolaj Hess (p), Peter Vuust (b), Mikkel Vuust (drm)

Meet the harp champion of the world

Mathias Heise is a virtuoso on his harp and an exceptional musical talent. He started playing the harp as an eight-year-old and became fascinated with the instrument, which has followed him through thick and thin ever since.

It is rare for a young Danish musician to be appointed world champion of an instrument, but, being just 20 years old, Mathias Heise became the chromatic harp world champion in 2013.

In 2012 he formed Mathias Heise Quadrillion, which managed to create a different, unique and very personal contemporary expression by combining jazz harmonies and improvisation with rock and the hard-hitting rhythms of funk music.

Here, he will be accompanied by three particularly competent musicians:

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.



20:00 - 22:00
Cover charge Kr. 75


Tir Na Nóg
Frederiksgade 40
8000 Aarhus C
(+45) 86 19 19 10


Tir Na Nóg
(+45) 86 19 19 10

  • Mathias Heise & Hess/Vuust/Vuust Trio
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