Uli Beckerhoff (artistic director of the "Jazzahead" trade fair in Bremen and jazz professor in Essen) drew our attention to this talented singer at Jazzahead: "There is a new voice in Germany with his own and original timbre, great intonation and phrasing – you just got to listen to him!" To tell the truth, Germany does not actually have a surplus of male jazz singers. Roger Cicero, Michael Schiefel and a few others have found an audience. It was that much more pleasant news that there really is an extraordinary voice with a very original expression. And in addition, a composer with the gift for composing simply beautiful, catchy songs. As the icing on the cake, Nils-Christopher writes spiffy, romantic, tongue-in-cheek texts. But the way is actually the opposite; there is the text that fits to a melody – and then a song is created. The singer/songwriter could actually care less whether the genre fits – every category soon becomes too small for him. It's clear that he has learned jazz from the bottom up, and it's clear that his band knows every jazz trick. However, first there is the song. The result is that the band sets off on an adventure – and we are glad to accompany them!
Deutschland ist nun nicht gerade reich an männlichen Jazz-Sängern. Umso erfreulicher war es, dass sich unter den Bewerbungen für die Reihe 'Jazz thing Next Generation' tatsächlich eine außergewöhnliche Stimme mit ganz ureigenem Ausdruck fand. Der dazu ein Komponist ist, mit der Gabe, einfach schöne, einprägsame Songs zu schreiben. Als Sahnehäubchen obendrauf schreibt Nils-Christopher pfiffige, romantische, augenzwinkernde Texte.