European Sounds Series: Luxembourg – Michel Reis
@ Blue Note Jazz Club – Shows @ 1:30PM (Doors @ 1PM)
**Price includes brunch, music and a drink.**
Michel Reis presented by the Consulate General of Luxembourg
Michel Reis – Composer/Pianist
Aidan O’Donnell – Bass
Peter Traunmueller – Drums
Hailed as a “tremendous pianist” by Downbeat Magazine, Luxembourg born pianist and composer Michel Reis has in recent years paved his way into an artist of international acclaim. Performing mainly with the Reis Demuth Wiltgen Trio and with the Michel Reis Quartet, Michel Reis has appeared in in many of the world’s most famous venues and festivals He has toured extensively all over the world, performing in Europe, Asia, North and South America, as well as Africa.
Michel Reis just finished a tour with his co-led trio Reis Demuth Wiltgen featuring world-renowned saxophonist Joshua Redman. He was commissioned to arrange and perform that repertoire for the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra in collabortion with 6 time Grammy winner Vince Mendoza. Furthermore, Michel Reis has performed with some of the greatest jazz artists of today like Richard Bona, Gast Waltzing, Didier Lookwood Patrick Zimmerli, Jeff Ballard, Esperanza Spalding, George Garzone, Paul Wiltgen, Marc Demuth, Adam Cruz, Jonas Burgwinkel, Robert Landfermann, Stefan Karl Schmid, Niels Klein, Louis Moutin, Mauro Gargano, Jonathan Orland, Takashi Sugawa, Akihiro Nishiguchi, Sun Ishiwaka and many more.
Michel Reis has released seven albums as a leader: A Young Mind (2005) and Fairytale (2009) for Waltzing-Parke Records, Point of No Return (2011) for Armored Records, “Reis Demuth Wiltgen”(2013) for the French label Laborie Jazz, ‘’Hidden Meaning’’ (2013), “Capturing This Moment” (2015) and ‘’Places In Between’’ (2016) for Double Moon Records / Challenge Int. / Mocloud Records Japan. Michel Reis will release three new albums in 2018, one solo album entitled ‘Mito’ for Mocloud Records, one with his Japanese Group entitled ‘Japan Quartet’ for Mocloud Records and one with his trio Reis Demuth Wiltgen entitled ‘Once In A Blue Moon’ for the CAMJazz label.
Michel Reis is a Steinway Artist
Reis is a tremendous pianist with classical chops, and maybe even a better composer, possessing a clear, expansive vision. Point of No Return shows off both sides of this exciting artist.
– Frank Alkyer, Downbeat Magazine
Reis is a musical storyteller.
– Dan McCleneghan, All About Jazz