THE ONE BEHIND

MUSICIAN - COMPOSER - EDUCATOR


A dedicated musician with a preference for the transparent and simple.


Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. Grew up in Odense, Denmark, and has since moved around a lot. Is currently residing at Djursland. Lived in Aarhus for a few years, hanging out at Bent J. Finished his musical education in Copenhagen. Was a resident of New York City from 2000 - 2003.

Loves New York as much as he loves Djursland.


Music has been an important part of Niels Vincentz’ life from the earliest memories until today.

Some of his greatest saxophone idols include Charlie Parker, Wayne Shorter, Lester Young, John Coltrane and Steve Lacy. But he also admires the music of Rued Langgaard, Bela Bartok, Aram Khatchaturiam, JS Bach and several others.


The Mystery:

“Music reflects life. Beautiful, ugly clear, muddy, straight, curved, interesting, boring, mundane.

Music follows every step I take. Sometimes far ahead. Sometimes in the background. Always revealing, also when it’s not telling the truth.

Music language is shadow and light. Tales of heavy things, and things so light that nothing can hold it down. And things in between.

You could name the tones “dust of time”. They are also light. Vibrations. Waves of water, energy, air. Building blocks in motion. Soul rays.

Relate to music and you relate to yourself.”

Niels Vincentz