Nikolaj Bentzon



From a musical family, Bentzon took up the piano at an early age, and distinguished himself at 19 as the best soloist at the Dunkerque Jazz Festival. In 1983, he began his studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and was honoured with The Oscar Peterson Jazz Award before he graduated. Over the years, he has played with a who´s-who of jazz artists, including Clark Terry, Maria Schneider, Toots Thielemans, Joe Lovano, Carla Bley, Jon Faddis, and Joe Henderson. He continues to be singled out by critics and juries alike for his work at the piano as well as for his compositions.

Bentzon isn´t easy to categorize. As a recording artist, he has 25 albums as a leader (and many more as a sideman), and they range widely in genre and style. His piano trio is featured in eight recordings, one of which is Bentzon Trio feat. Winard Harper - "Live at Montmartre".

Another album features his original works and standards for symphony orchestra and jazz trio, released on Bluray. His group, Bentzon

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