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Nils Weinhold & Friends at The Jazz Bar @ Hotel Kitano

February 29, 2012

Nils Weinhold grew up in Bad Sachsa, a small village in the Harz mountains of Germany and started playing the guitar at the age of nine. In Germany he took lessons with Andreas Jäger and Michael Sagmeister before attending the Conservatory of Amsterdam in 2004, where he studied Jazz Guitar with Maarten van der Grinten, Martijn van Iterson and Jesse van Ruller together with Classical guitar, under the instruction of Lydia Kennedy. After graduating in 2008 he moved to New York City to undertake the graduate program at Manhattan School of Music, and studied with Chris Rosenberg, Phil Markowitz, David Liebman, Garry Dial and Justin DiCioccio. He received his Masters degree in May 2010.
Over the last eight years he has played and performed with established artists such as Seamus Blake, Justin Brown, Donny McCaslin, Francisco Mela, Joey Calderazzo, Luques Curtis, Lars Dietrich, John Escreet, Linda Oh, Aron Goldberg, Martijn Vink, Clemens van der Veen, Aaron Parks, Fabian Almazan, Pascal Niggenkemper, Ferenc Nemeth, Jane Monheit, John Riley and many more. He was a member of the German National Jazz Orchestra (BuJazzO) lead by Peter Herbolzheimer and performed in numerous big-bands in Europe, Canada and the United States. During the last couple of years Nils played extensively in the United States, Canada and Europe, performing regularly in venues such as The Jazz Gallery (NY), The Blue Note (NY), Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (NY), Carnegie Hall (NY), The Chicago Jazz Showcase (Chicago), The Rex (Toronto), The Bimhuis (Amsterdam) and The Birdland (Hamburg).
Come out and see Nils and Friends at the Jazz Bar at Hotel Kitano Thursday, March 1st. See you there!

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  1. Michelle permalink
    March 22, 2012 4:37 pm

    Excellent blog – we enjoyed meeting you last night – the kiwi and the american with the boot! !

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