Foto: Tir Na Nóg
Hess / Vuust / Vuust Trio (DK)
Nikolaj Hess (p), Peter Vuust (b), Mikkel Vuust (drm)
A fantastic jazz night
The Hess/Vuust/Vuust trio has gradually become the house band at Tir na nÓg during the jazz festival – and this year is no exception. This evening will feature a very special jam session, where the three talented musicians will play off each other, drawing on well-known jazz classics, their own compositions, and improvisation.
Nikolaj Hess is one of the most frequently used pianists in both Danish and international contexts. He has released Nikolaj Hess Micro Chapters and Nikolaj Hess Rhapsody, won the 2014 DMA Award for Jazz Release of the Year for Music for Mum and Dad with 3xHess, and played his music in Lars Von Trier's film Melancholia.
He has also been very active recording and playing with Nikolaj Hess Trio, Hessismore, Hess/Skou, and Caroline Henderson, and has played with the likes of Lee Konitz, Benny Golson, and Etta Cameron.
Peter Vuust is a professor at Aarhus University and the Royal Academy of Music, director of the Center for Music in the Brain, and one of the country's most sought-after sidemen. He has appeared on more than 100 records, including 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 melodic solos. As a composer and bassist, he has released seven albums, most recently Further To Fly in April 2022 with the family band 5 x Vuust. He has also been nominated for a DMA for the CD September Song.
Mikkel Vuust is one of the country's most talented young drummers. Despite his young age, he has played with the likes of Jakob Fisher, Uffe Steen, Henrik Gunde, and Sinne Eeg. He is currently studying at the Manhattan School of Music in New York and currently releasing the album Further To Fly with the family band 5 x Vuust.