Danish piano/ keyboard player, composer, producer, arranger and educator.
NH won the gold prize in Berlingske Tidendes competition of non-classical music in Copenhagen; won the category best European jazz piano player under 25 in the RAI competition in Rome and was a finalist in Leverkusener Jazztages European 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 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 (Sunnyside 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.