Biography

  • Saxophonist/composer, born Sep. 28.th. 1965 in Copenhagen.
  • Studies at Berklee College of Music from 1984-86, and studies/work in New York 1986-87. Studies/work in New York in 1995.
  • Leader of the following groups: ”Pinocchio” (87), ”Hans Ulrik Fusion” (88-89), ”Ulrik/Hess Quartet” (89-90),”Wombat” (from 95), ”Hans Ulrik Jazz & Mambo” from 98-03. Currently: Hans Ulrik Quartet with Lars Jansson (S).
  • Has recorded as a leader with: Gary Peaco ck, Mino Cinelu, Adam Nussbaum, Niels Lan Doky, Lars Jansson, Marilyn Mazur, John Scofield, Peter Erskine, Steve Swallow a.o.
  • Also performances with e.g.: Marilyn Mazur´s Future Song, Danish Radio Big Band, Michael Ruff, Cæcilie Norby, Joey Baron, Jeff Ballard, Marc Johnson, Eliane Elias, Lisa Nilsson a.o.
  • 2010: Touring  Taiwan with Lars jansson (S) and Japan with Kasper Tranberg (DK) a.o.
  • 2009: Recording and toruring with Eivind Aarset, Anders Jormin, Audun Kleive a.o.
  • 2006: Jazzspecial ” Best Jazz CD of the Year” with the CD ”Tribal Dance”
  • 2005 Montreal Jazzfestival w. Steve Swallow
  • 2002 Touring China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Australia
  • 2000 ”Jazz CD of the Year” by the readers of the Danish magazine ”Jazz Special”
  • 2000 Leader of ”The Jazzpar Combo” with John Scofield, Peter Erskine
  • 1999 Received the Danish JASA-prize
  • 1999 Danish Grammy as ” Best Jazz CD of the Year” with the CD ”Jazz & Mambo”
  • 1998 Received an award from ”Dansk Tonekunstnerforening” with the group Wombat
  • 1990 3. Prizewinner in a jazz competition in Rome
  • 1988 Won the award ”Best Soloist” in The European Jazz Competition in Leverkusen

CD releases as a leader:

  • ”Hans Ulrik Fusion” (1989)
  • ”Day After  Day” (1992)
  • ”Strange World” (1994)
  • ”Jazz & Mambo” (1999)
  • ”Short Cuts” (2000)
  • “Jazz & Latin Beats” (2001)
  • “Danish Standards” (2003)
  • “Blue & Purple” (2004)
  • “Tribal Dance” (2006)
  • “Slow Procession” (2009)

As a co-leader:

  • “Danske Sange” w/ T Clausen (1999)
  • “Trio” w/ Steve Swallow (2002)
  • “Tin Pan Aliens” w/ Swallow (2004)
  • “Other People, Other Plans” w/ Klüvers BB (2005)
  • Believe in Spring” w/Swallow (2008)

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