Guitarist Nils is creating music for a cable TV show.
Smooth jazz guitarist Nils, whose “Pacific Coast Highway” has topped the Smooth Jazz charts for four weeks, is now busy working on the score for a new U.S. cable TV show called Weeds.
Nils, who full name is Nils Jiptner, was raised in Germany and now lives in Southern California.
The comedy stars Mary-Louise Parker as a PTA mom who sells marijuana to help get by after her husband dies. The show co-stars Elizabeth Perkins and Kevin Nealon and is created by Jenji Kohan, who also created the HBO series “Tracey Takes On …”
As a composer for both television and film, Nils recently provided original music and re-mixes for the 2004 and 2005 Independent Spirit Awards. He also recently composed music for an independent movie called Sinners that was released on video in 2004.
Weeds will debut on Showtime Aug. 10th at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. If you're in the San Francisco area on June 16, you can catch Nils as he'll be performing at a brand-new club called Shanghai 1930. The show is sponsored by San Francisco smooth jazz radio station KKSF.Posted by Brian Soergel at June 8, 2005 3:27 AM