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Nils Jiptner

Nils (pronounced: Neels)

Fully living up to the title of a popular instructional book he once wrote called “How To Make Your Guitar Talk,” Nils was the smooth jazz story of 2005, breaking through to audiences across the country with the energetic title track from his Baja/TSR debut Pacific Coast Highway. Hitting #1 on the Radio & Records airplay chart, “Pacific Coast Highway” became the soundtrack of the summer, staying at #1 for seven weeks on its way to being named the most played song in the format in the U.S. and Canada for the year. The guitarist’s follow-up single “Summer Nights” remained in the Top 5 for six months on the same chart and became his 2nd #1 hit.

Inspired by this success, Nils enters 2007 Ready To Play once again with an exciting new collection that keeps his crisp and edgy electric guitar front and center while expanding his pop, jazz and R&B driven musical palette even further. Confirming his desire to get back out on the road and perform at prominent jazz festivals this summer after playing over 30 concerts last year (including the Lexus Jazz Festival in Newport Beach and the Catalina Island Jazz Trax Festival), his perfect choice for the album’s first radio single is the instantly infectious, funky and percussive “Ready To Play.” Other key tracks are the optimistic, sensual midtempo number “Just Smile,” the dreamy and ambient, wordless vocal tinged “Catnap” (which taps into Nils’ fascination with electronic music), the old school soul-inflected funk of “Sunrise On Sunset” and the brash and bouncy, hard grooving “Hi Five.”

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Primary Instrument

Guitar

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

selected privatestudents only $80/hr

Clinic/Workshop Information

Improvisation based on my book "How to make your guitar talk"

Discography

Videos