Nikolaj Hess is a New York / Denmark based piano/ keyboard player, composer, producer, arranger who won the category best European jazz piano player under 25 in the RAI competition in Rome, won the gold prize in “Berlingske Tidendes” competition of non-classical music in Copenhagen; and was a finalist in Leverkusener Jazztages “Euro pean Young Artist” competition in Germany.
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.
On december 3, 2011 Nikolaj performed at Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen with a program called Impressions of Bob Dylan. How many songs do you recognize? And what are their titles?