Reis-Demuth-Wiltgen Trio


Pianist Michel Reis, bassist Marc Demuth and drummer Paul Wiltgen, three of Luxembourg’s most up and coming jazz musicians, formed the Reis-Demuth-Wiltgen Trio in 1998 while still in High School. The group performed on a regular basis in and around Luxembourg for a couple of years. Now reunited since 2011, this impressive collective of individual talents is once again eager to share their experiences as well as their new compositions with their audience. Each band member composes music for the Trio and aims to create a fresh and forward-thinking overall sound, which is strongly influenced by popular music and the singer/songwriter genre. The core of it all remains modern jazz, which profoundly enriches the compositions and improvisations without ever burdening them.

Jean-Michel Leygonie of Laborie Jazz about REIS / DEMUTH / WILTGEN

Is Luxembourg a new melting pot for jazz in Europe?… For many years, musicians such as Michel Pilz, Ernie Hammes and Roby Glod have held their own on international stages throughout the world. But it seems as though the Luxembourg Jazz Scene has considerably grown in recent years and is now pushing its frontiers, bringing forth captivating young artists such as Pascal Schumacher and Maxime Bender.
While having strong ties to their home-country, pianist Michel Reis, double bassist Marc Demuth and drummer Paul Wiltgen are among those emerging talents who, through experience, learning and reflection, have acquired a worldly open mindedness and are eager to bring their music to audiences worldwide. Collaborating since 2002 and now three truly pan-continental artists, Michel Reis, Marc Demuth and Paul Wiltgen assert themselves as one of the most original sounding piano trios.
Through their very European style of melodic composition, set to an almost American sounding rhythm section, exciting and dynamic, yet grounding and settled, Reis / Demuth / Wiltgen demonstrates the diversity of current jazz and a laid-back Europe.

Jean-Michel Leygonie