Nikolaj ‘The Champ’ Hess – Piano / Wurlitzer / Organ
Anders ‘AC ‘Christensen – Accoustic / Electric Bass
Mikkel Hess – Drums
Nikolaj ‘The Champ’ Hess is a prolific composer / bandleader / producer, whose virtuous piano playing can be heard on more than 100 albums leaving behind a trail of golden dust. His latest “Trio” album featuring Kenny Wollesen & Tony Scherr on drum and bass has received international critical acclaim and was hailed as #1 jazz record in Denmark in 2013 (www.politiken.dk). Nikolaj has written music for movies (Lars Von Triers “Melancholia” and Juliane Fezer’s ‘Meeres Stille’) and has played with Lee Konitz, Benny Golson, Hess Is More, Global Motion, Fela Kuti and many many others.
AC is the ace of bass. Played/plays with Raveonettes, Paul Motian Electric Bebop Band, Tomasz Stanko, Savage Rose, etc etc etc. Latest album AC Trio “Dear Someone” with Aaron Parks & Paul Motian. Film music for Omar Shargawis latest movies, among them “Go with Peace Jamil”
Founder of Hess Is More, which he directs, composes for, sings and plays drums, bass, etc in. Also a prolific film and theater composer (Royal Theater, Royal Ballet, short and feature films). Mikkels very personalized jazz drumming can be heard on several award winning albums, among them the collaborative “You shouldn’t do this if you are in a hurry” featuring Chris Potter on sax.
Nikolaj Hess Spacelab Trio with StringLab