Nils Wülker & Band


GO is the name of Nils Wülker’s latest band album – the final part of a trilogy that started with UP and ON. The optimistic titles with the forward-moving dynamic are no accident. The trumpeter’s music is perfect for the big stage: groove-heavy jazz with close ties to pop. At times, the Munich musician’s concerts have the force of a calmly flowing hip-hop set. Nils Wülker is one of Germany’s most successful jazz musicians – but he has never lost his great openness. The composer and bandleader has worked with great orchestras and with rappers such as Samy Deluxe and Marteria. “Improvisation is real-time art,” says Wülker about his impressive live performances. He enriches these with subtle effects where his trumpet is looped, filtered and rhythmically distorted.