Niels Tausk plays trumpet since the age of 11, went to the conservatory at 17, where he graduated in 1993, already having been finalist for the 1987 Pall Mall Swing Award. In New York he studied with Joe Magnarelli, John Eckert and John McNeil and became a big adept of Tom Harrell. In ’95 he won the Breda Jazz contest with a swing band and recorded his first CD.
As a member of the Cees Slinger Octet he became influenced by Ferdinand Povel.
He toured with Mathilde Santing as trumpet soloist and made arrangements for the Edison-awarded cd “New Amsterdam”. Niels teaches at the The Hague Conservatory.