Jazz at the Garden
April 1, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and Live On Stage Productions are proud to announce Jazz at The Garden the first Thursday of each month April through October. The first show will feature guitarist Nils Jiptner. Bring your lawn chair and a picnic to enjoy with the show. (Large coolers, alcoholic beverages, tents and umbrellas not permitted).
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Order dinner for the show by Tuesday at 1 p.m. and we’ll have it for you when you arrive. Event registration is required and dinner is sold as a separate transaction through Table & Twine.
Guitar virtuoso Nils has been one of the most successful forces in the Contemporary Jazz genre.
Born and raised in Munich, Nils (pronounced Neels) Jiptner picked up his first guitar as a teenager. While his first inclinations were to follow the lead of his idols Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin, it wasn’t until he was introduced to funk music that he was hooked; he spent “endless nights” learning and copying rhythm players like Nile Rogers, Al McKay and Paul Jackson, Jr. He was also a huge jazz fusion fan, inspired by The Yellow Jackets, Jeff Lorber Fusion and Larry Carlton.
In 2014, nine years after his massive radio single “Pacific Coast Highway” established him as one of contemporary jazz’ top artists and producers, Nils took an exciting look back on a decade of non-stop hit-making with the release of the compilation Jazz Gems: The Best of Nils. The album, which takes stock of his extraordinary career, included only one new track – giving the prolific guitarist and composer extra time to pen his most explosive and infectious tunes ever for his latest release “Alley Cat” (2015). In addition to capturing a wide range of emotions on his electric (and sometimes acoustic) guitar, the 12 tracks showcase, more than ever before, Nils’ masterful skills as a producer and inventive sonic architect.
As the creator of some of the genre’s most identifiable hits – including, “Pacific Coast Highway”, “Let’s Bounce,” “Jump Start”, “Summer Nights”, “Catnap” and “Shake It,” Nils has become a powerful behind the scenes force for many established and emerging artists. Working at his L.A. based studio, he has written songs and helmed tracks and full projects for a plethora of up and coming and already established artists. All the while continuing to cultivate and refine his distinctive, personal, sound.