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NILS live @ Smooth Jazz Festival Augsburg 2012 Guitar | Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 9:00 pm

German born guitarist and composer Nils resides since the mid-80’s in southern California. After visiting the musician institute in Hollywood Nils started in the 80’s as an engineer in a recording studio. There he found the possibility to learn all technical tricks of recording, which was very helpful to record his first album “Blue Planet”, which was released in 1998 and received high acclaims. After composing for movie and TV Nils had the chance to work with George Benson, Paul Brown, The Temptations, Rick Braun, Gabriella Anders, Gerald McCauley, Paul Jackson Jr., Gerald Albright among others.

He returned to his solo career in 2005 with the album “Pacific Coast Highway” which became an instrumental sensation. The hit single of the same name was staying at #1 on the Radio & Records airplay charts for more than seven weeks on its way to being named the most played Smooth Jazz track on US Radio of the decade (2001-2010). Nils 2007 recording “Ready To Play” kept the PCH momentum going and his 2009 CD “Up Close And Personal” scored three popular airplay singles – all of which led to his nomination for “Best Guitarist” at the American Smooth Jazz Awards. “Jump Start”, the aptly titled first single from his album “What The Funk?” (2010), hit eight weeks in a role #1 of the Billboard Jazz Song Charts and followed in those hallowed chart footsteps. The new CD “City Groove” will be released in fall 2012.

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Invitations heading out for the JazzinAZ CD release party of “Amplify”, with sponsoring support by Smooth Groove Phoenix – Sunday August 19 3-5 PM at Kazmierz in Scottsdale AZ. Featuring Dominic Amato, Mario Mendivil, Dave Ihlenfeld and John Herrera. It’s gonna be hot!

An afternoon of smooth jazz celebrating the release of Pete’s CD “Amplify” featuring Pete on guitar along with Dominic Amato on sax, Mario Mendivil on bass. Dave Ihlenfeld on keys and John Herrera on drums. Sponsored by JazzInAZ, with promotional support from Smooth Groove Phoenix radio “The Vibe”.