Beginning of 2011 the NILS GESSINGER BAND already was on tour! New titles of the overall & brandnew CD "Pass-ion" had been presented as well as titles of previous CDs. This concept album is consisting of 10 new titles. They all have been composed during a motorcycle tour through the European alps. Every title holds the name of a famous mountain or pass of that region.

Major parts of the album have been produced in New York City with superb artists like Grammy- Award-winner Will Lee on bass, Rocky Bryant (Frank McComb, Average White Band) and John "Tropes" Tropea (Deodato, Steve Gadd).

Apart from the NYC production two titles have been produced in L.A. with Tim Weston (guit) and David "Woody" Woodford (sax) of legendary Fusion-superband "Dr. Strut".
Following dates we played:

January 04th 2011 Schwäbisch Hall NCO-Club
January 05th 2011 Offenburg KiK
January 06th 2011 Aschaffenburg Colos-Saal
January 07th 2011 Postbauer-Heng KiSH *
January 08th 2011 München Schlachthof **
January 13th 2011 Kassel Kulturz. Schlachthof
January 15th 2011 Hamburg Birdland

Line Up
Rhythmsection Horns Vocals
Nils Gessinger | Rhodes&Hammond
Rüdiger Nass | Guitar
Arnd Geise | Bass
Pablo Escayola | Percussion
Jost Nickel | Drums
Nicolas Boysen | Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Björn Berger | Alto-/Sopranosax, Clarinet
Stefan Maus | Tenorsax
Christophe Schweizer | Trombone
Natascha Protze | Baritonesax, Flute
Madeleine Lang
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* Sparkasse Neumarkt-Parsberg

** Leonardo Royal Hotel Munich