Luxembourg jazz trio Reis-Demuth-Wiltgen will make their Canadian debut with a series of concerts at prominent jazz festivals and venues, also marking the official Canadian launch of their album Reis-Demuth-Wiltgen on the Laborie Jazz label, distributed through Naxos of Canada Ltd. Additional concert dates are in the planning stage for the end of 2014.
March 28, 2014
Montreal: Festival Jazz en Rafale
March 30, 2014
Edmonton: Yardbird Suite
March 31, 2014
Ottawa: National Art Centre's Fourth Stage Presented in partnership with the Ottawa Jazz Festival)
April 1, 2014
Toronto: Jazz Bistro
Pianist Michel Reis, bassist Marc Demuth and drummer Paul Wiltgen are three of Luxembourg’s most up and coming jazz musicians. They formed the Reis-Demuth-Wiltgen Trio in 1998 while still in high school and performed on a regular basis in and around Luxembourg for a couple of years. The trio reunited in 2011 eager to share their experiences and new compositions. Each band member composes music for the trio, with the aim to create a fresh and forward-thinking overall sound, one that is strongly influenced by popular music and the singer/songwriter genre, but with a core sound that remains in modern jazz.
Reis-Demuth-Wiltgen trio is part of a fast growing jazz scene in Luxembourg. For many years, musicians such as Michel Pilz, Ernie Hammes and Roby Glod have held their own on stages throughout the world. The Luxembourg jazz scene continues to push its frontiers, bringing forth captivating young artists such as Pascal Schumacher and Maxime Bender.
Reis-Demuth-Wiltgen have strong ties to their home country, and are among these emerging talents who through experience, learning and reflection, have acquired a worldly open mindedness and eagerness to bring their music to audiences worldwide. With their European style of melodic composition, set to an almost American sounding rhythm section that is exciting and dynamic, yet grounding and settled, Reis-Demuth-Wiltgen share the diversity of current jazz and a laid-back Europe.