|Nils (USA) - guitar |
The title track “Pacific Coast Highway” to the Munich born, LA based guitarist’s breakthrough album was the most heavily played track in the smooth jazz format over the past ten years with nearly 30,000 spins. The song was a true phenomenon in its initial release, staying at #1 on the Radio & Records airplay chart for more than 7 weeks. His new and 5th release What The Funk?, is off to a great start at radio and poised to follow in those hallowed chart footsteps. Nils’ success in the smooth jazz genre has somewhat obscured his dynamic background as a versatile R&B/ pop guitarist. Over the years, he has worked with greats like George Clinton, George Benson and has a platinum record for his work with The Temptations. After his Mega Hit album PCH in 2005, Nils followed with well-received releases Ready To Play, Up Close And Personal which scored four popular airplay singles—all of which led to his nomination for “Best Guitarist” at the American Smooth Jazz Awards, alongside George Benson and Peter White. He has become a core part of many fans’ festival experience, with appearances at all over the US. My main goal is to make that important emotional connection with the audience. I really like to project the melody and make people feel things through the way I play the song.