Dans le cadre de Jazz à la Cité 10. édition

Masterclass jazz

Grâce au soutien de plusieurs mécènes danois, la Fondation Danoise lance un nouveau concept pour les musiciens de la CIUP et des conservatoires parisiens :

Les journées du piano – Masterclass & Concerts

Le premier masterclass, qui a lieu le samedi 24 octobre, est consacré aux jazz.

Nikolaj Hess, pianiste jazz danois de renommée mondiale et son trio, prend en charge les participants et anime le clinic.

La masterclass se déroule sur deux jours : samedi 24/10/20  de 11.30—17.30 (avec une pause entre 14 et 15 h) et se termine avec un concert-brunch dimanche 25/10/20 à 11 h.

  • La participation est gratuite.
  • Le nombre de participants est limité à 4 musiciens
  • Nous vous remercions de postuler au plus tard le mercredi 14 octobre 2020 en envoyant un mail à fondationdanoise@gmail.com accompagné par une courte lettre de motivation et une attestation d’inscription au conservatoire ainsi que tout autre élément que vous avez envie de partager avec nous.

    NIKOLAJ HESS BIOGRAPHY

    New York / Denmark based piano/ keyboard player, composer, producer, arranger.NH won the category best European jazz piano player under 25 in the RAI competition in Rome, won the gold prize in “Ber-lingske Tidendes” competition of non-classical music in Copenhagen; and was a finalist in Leverkusener Jazztages “Euro-pean Young Artist” competition in Germany.Having graduated from Rhythmic Conservatory at 22, he was the first to get topgrade 13 for his concert performance in piano, his major subject. He later studied in the US with Richie Beirach, Danilo Perez and Gary Dial. He also studied in West Africa with master drummer Odartey and at Legon University in Accra, Ghana.His latest works includes making music for and playing in Lars Von Triers multiple award winning movie “Melancholia”, as well as being the music director for the Reumert nominated Music/Dance show “Love Songs” by Tim Rushton, Caroline Hender-son & Nikolaj Hess, and being music director and co-composer for Østre Gasværks show “Jazz, Love and Henderson”.As well as producing the albums Mette Juul “Moon on My Shoulder” and Etta Cameron and Nikolaj Hess with Friends, “Etta”, and making the first 3 singles of the Hessismore Nikolaj Hess piano remixes of the new album “Creation Keeps the Devil Away”Furthermore he has been touring extensively with his own projects, and is working on the next Spacelab Acoustic Trio album, and on his NY Pianotriology.His numerous recordings as a leader, co-leader and sideman includes Nikolaj Hess Global Motion + (w Mommaas, Hebert, Moreno, Ballard, Monder) nominated as album of the year at DMA 2010, Spacelab The Champ (w AC and Mikkel Hess) and also the Nikolaj Hess Trio “Playin” (Music Mecca), Hess/Lund/Waidtløew/McBride “Back & Forth”, Global Motion (Sunny-side Records), Ulla Henningsen “The Man I Love” (Sony), “Global Motion Trio” (Calibre), Hessismore, “Coral” with Gregory Hutchinson, Chris Cheek & Jens Skou, “A Word” with Sissel Vera Pettersen nominated as best jazz vocal album DMA 2010, research&development project “Spoiled Child”, Hessismore “Live At Wood Wood”.He is leader, co-leader and member of several other groups like NH Quartet, Funky Nacht Music, Hessismore, Sissel Vera Pettersen/Nikolaj Hess, DocStomp aka Spoiled Child, counting and having counted members like Marc Mommaas, John Hebert, Tony Moreno, Jay Anderson, Francois Moutin, Kenny Wolleson, Christian McBride, Greg Hutchinson, Marylin Mazur, Donny McCaslin, Jochen Rueckert, Satoshi Takeishi, Jesper Lundgaard, Mads Vinding, Alex Riel, Lars Danielsson, Jacob Fisher, Johannes Weidenmuller, Tom Rainey, Cameron Brown, Sissel Vera Petersen, Hans Ulrik and Chris Minh Doky.He has also worked with Lee Konitz, Benny Golson, Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti, Hal Willner, Etta Cameron, Ulla Henningsen, An-nisette Koppel, Julee Cruise, Jamey Haddad, Ben Street, Ben Allison, Essiet Essiet, Lage Lund, Ron Afif, Michelle Walker, Ed Neumeister, Clarence Penn, Danny Gottlieb, James Genus, David Liebman, Hal Crook, Harwie Swartz, Jean Luc Ponty, Marcello Pelletiri, Andrea Marcelli, Michael Blair, Kysia Bostic, Ed Howard, Youron Israels, Dennis Charles, Doug Raney, Judy Niemack, Cæcilie Norby, Debbie Cameron, Lars Hug, Bob Rockwell, Caroline Henderson, Jukka Perko, Severi Pyysalo, Ed Thigpen, Copenhagen Art Ensemble, and many others. He was the music director for american theater guru Robert Wilson’s “The White Town and is writing music for Lars Von Triers next movie Melancholia”He has composed and arranged for solo piano, small groups, large string ensemble, big band, choirs and saxophone quartet, for performances all over the world, also representing the best of danish culture at royal visits and state visits abroad. He has also written music for Zentropa, Nimbus Film, Tju Bang Film and others; and for radio: DR, NKR, Hungarian Radio.He has also worked as a studio musician. His tours include USA, France, the United Kingdom, Africa, Holland, Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Hungary, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Farao Islands, Denmark, South, East and Western AfricaHe spends part of his time in New York, where he has played at Sweet Basil, Sweet Rhythm, Smoke, Joes Pub, Zinc Bar, 55 Bar, The Blue Note, The Kitano Lounge, The Cutting Room, Cornelia Street Cafe, Bowery Poetry Club, Pier 2110, Rainbow Room, C-note, Augies, Showmans Jazzclub, NUBLU and Museum of National History.For 6 months he lived in Africa, Ghana, Benin, Nigeria and South Africa studying and playing African music.He has been awarded many grants from the Danish government, as well as from private foundations, which has twice in-cluded the Bikuben Foundation artist-in-residence in New York. He is sponsored by Bach Pianos ScandinaviaHe is associate professor at The Rhythmic Conservatory in Copenhagen, where he is teaching part time. Part of his work in-cludes research/development projects in composition and recording, among them on electronic music, combining computer-based interactive music with acoustic improvisation and composition.He has also been a guest teacher at New School University, New York; William Paterson University, New Jersey, Conserva-toire Nationale Superieur de Musique Paris, Funda College, South Africa; Shuttle 2002 South Africa; IASJ 10th annual con-gress in Cologne (with Jamey Haddad and Dave Liebman), The Royal Danish Conservatory, and Conservatory of Nonclassical Music in Århus.