Nikolaj Hess & Peter Vuust (DK)
Cooperation between two musicians from the Danish jazz elite
Attend a unique show in the company of pianist Nikolaj Hess and bassist Peter Vuust, who both belong to the absolute elite of Danish jazz. Over the years, they have played in the numerous constellations but will perform on Salling ROOFTOP as a duo with both standards and their own compositions.
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).
Nikolaj Hess (p), Peter Vuust (b)