“This trio is a real discovery.”
“Nouveau souffle venu du Luxembourg...”
- Jazz News Magazine
“... un disque à lʼéquilibre parfait, entre écriture européenne et puissance rythmique US ...”
- TSF Jazz
“Le trio a créé la sensation ... au Festival Saveurs Jazz!”
“The Reis Demuth Wiltgen Trio swept the audience along with its vigorous music.”
“Musique énergisante, le trio a simplement conquis le public par son entrain sur scène et la fraicheur de son jazz.
... Ce trio est éblouissant sur scène et donne lʼenvie de le suivre tant il vous captive.”
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.
In Boston Massachusetts, Reis attended Berklee College of Music and The New England Conservatory where he worked and performed with Joe Lovano, Danilo Perez, Dave Holland, George Garzone, Ran Blake, Frank Carlberg, Esperanza Spalding and Hal Crook. Six years of extensive studies and an unwavering dedication to his craft set a foundation for the well-rounded musician he is today.
A pianist, improviser, composer, and arranger, Reis shares his passion for music all over the world. Having performed in Europe, the United States, Central America, and Japan, he is proud and humbled to be developing an international reputation as an artist who expresses himself at the piano with an honest and authentic intention that cannot go unnoticed.
Currently based in New York, Reis has three albums out under his name: A Young Mind (2005) and Fairytale (2009) both for the European record label Waltzing-Parke Records. He just released his third album entitled Point of No Return for the American label Armored Records.
In 2005, Reis was a finalist in the First Moscow Competition for Jazz Performers. A year later, he took second prize at the Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competition. Reis uses music as a vehicle for understated and sincere communication with himself and his audience.
He is truly a poet at the piano.