Niels Lan Doky jazzpianist
Niels har en dansk mor og en vietnamesisk far, og har flere gange spillet i Vietnam og sammen med vietnamesiske kunstnere. Han har også spillet sammen med så kendte navne som Joe Henderson, Clark Terry, Charlie Haden, Ray Brown, David Sanborn, Woody Shaw, Jack DeJohnette, Al Jarreau, John Scofield, the Brecker Brothers og mange flere.
Niels Lan Doky was born and raised in Copenhagen to a Danish mother and a Vietnamese father. He is the first Danish jazz musician since bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen to gain wide international renown and critical acclaim. He first emerged on the jazz scene in 1979 as the 15 year old protégé of American jazz legends Thad Jones and Ernie Wilkins. He moved to the USA in 1981 where he quickly came to prominence playing and recording with such jazz icons as Joe Henderson, Clark Terry, Charlie Haden, Ray Brown, David Sanborn, Woody Shaw, Jack DeJohnette, Al Jarreau, John Scofield, the Brecker Brothers and many others.
His extensive recording career, which began in 1986, includes 25 albums as a leader and countless albums as a producer or sideman for other artists. His recording work is represented on such prestigious jazz labels as Blue Note, Columbia, Verve and Milestone. He is one of the most influential jazz pianists in his native Denmark and is also among the most popular jazz artists in Japan where his albums have received multiple awards and reached top positions on the national bestseller charts. He has performed for many prominent world figures, including Pope Jean-Paul II and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. In June of 2003, Denmark's minister of culture Brian Mikkelsen appointed Doky Member of the Music Committee under the Danish Arts Council. Niels moved to Paris, France in 1989 where he currently resides with his family.
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Det danske publikum stiftede et kort bekendtskab med både ham og sangerinden Thanh Lam og Nguyen Quoc Trung, som gæste solister på Niels Lan Dokys worldfusions album Asian Sessions, som udkom hos Universal i 1999.