Lucrecia, Ramón Valle y Nils Fischer fascinan con 'América cómo te adoro'  Jordi Rueda/

"He belongs to the current generation of great congaplayers who combine musicality with fantastic technique."

Sticks Magazine

"He is at the forefront of keeping the tradition of the tumbadora alive and well in Europe!"

John Santos

“¡Gracias Joe Cuba! esta brutal y lo que hace Nils en su solo con el timbal y la conga esta salvaje!”

Paoli Mejías (Santana, Eddie Palmieri), USA:

“Nils Fischer is one of the top percussionists in Europe, touring and recording constantly with Nueva Manteca , his own groups Timbazo and CaboCubaJazz , and with many others. He has shared the stage with such legendary figures as Giovanni Hidalgo, Pío Leiva, Orestes Vilató, Armando Peraza, Paquito D'Rivera and Chocolate Armenteros.“

In 2007 he released a CD as a tribute to veteran percussionist Joe Cuba. It is entitled ¡Gracias Joe Cuba! and several top artists contributed to its making. The album has got rave reviews both at home and abroad and was top ranking in many Latin American Hitparades.

His releases ‘Rikeza y Valor’ [2011], Boas Festas [2016] and ‘Corason Africano’ [2017] with CaboCubaJazz  - together with Cape Verdean master pianist Carlos Matos - receive enthusiastic reviews internationally. The band is touring worldwide at major venues.

"Nils is not only very musical - he also knows what he is doing!"  Armando Peraza

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"I had the pleasure of playing with Nils – he is a great all-round player, lots of swing and energy all the time."

Orestes Vilató (Santana, Fania, Tipica 73)

“Nils Fischer, one of the most important percussionists in Holland, has exploded as a leader with this 1st CD which feels like his 20th CD as a leader.  It has to be one of the top recordings of the year!”

Ralph Irizarry

(Ruben Blades, Timbalaye)

CODARTS - University for the Arts in Rotterdam

NARAS & LARAS - voting member of the Recording Academy (Grammy®)


percussionist - producer - educator

"Nils Fischer es un musicazo espectacular. El conoce como nadie nuestra música Cubana y Latina.”

Lucrecia Pérez Sáez

“Una bestia tocando de verdad.”

Calixto Oviedo (NG La banda, Afro Cuban Allstars)

“...a altura de los mejores grupos latinos que conozco.

Nils es un excelente percusionista.”

Carlos Del Puerto

"One of my favorite congueros in the world."

Max Garduño

“Uno de los mejores congueros en el viejocontinente”

Herencia Latina,


“Nils is a great musician! 

And he assembled some great musicians on his new album as well...”

Bob Katz

“I love his playing: lots of soul and heart, groove and killing solos!”

Little Johnny Rivero

(Eddie Palmieri, Sonora Ponceña]

‘Inspirations of top-percussionist Nils Fischer’

read interview here

‘A smashing tribute to Joe Cuba’ interview and review of Nils’ first solo release in Dutch drum magazine here

‘Extremely groovy - just brilliant’ review of Nils’ second solo release ‘Rumberos a Montón’ here

Nils’ latest CD with his band TIMBAZO features many special guests: Lucrecia, José Luís Quintana 'Changuito', Carlos del Puerto, Calixto Oviedo, Alexander Abreu, Amik Guerra, Julio Padrón, Shirma Rouse, Pepe Espinosa and many others. Timbazo’s performed at North Sea Jazz Festival, Bimhuis, Music Meeting, Vondelpark, RASA, De Doelen, De Wereld Draait Door & more.