: Marc Demuth
Marc Demuth is a strong and active presence of the new generation of Jazz musicians in Europe and holds diplomas in electric bass and jazz double bass of the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles (BE) and the Koninklijk Conservatorium of The Hague (NL). At the young age of 18, he won a scholarship for studying electric bass at the famous Berklee College of Music. He is currently based in Luxembourg and he is leading the jazz-department of the Music School of Echternach where he also teaches electric bass, bouble bass and jazz ensemble.
Marc Demuth won several prizes: the best soloist at the annual Rotary Jazz Competition in Wavre, Belgium (2001), the first prize and the public prize at the prestigious Jazz Competition in Avignon (2004) with the Pascal Schumacher 4tet. In 2004, he was selected to be part of the European Jazz Orchestra on their tour through Europe and Brazil, under the conduction of the Portuguese leader and composer Pedro Moreira.
Since 2003 he works intensively with the Portuguese singer Sofia Ribeiro in different projects, having released his first CD, “Dança da Solidão” in 2006, in duo with the singer. At the same time Marc leads his own quartet with the vibraphone player Pascal Schumacher, the clarinet player Joachim Badenhorst and the drummer Yves Peeters. In 2008 he releases the CD “ORIK” with the Marc Demuth 4tet featuring Sofia Ribeiro.
He is part of the Reis Demuth Wiltgen Trio with pianist Michel Reis and drummer Paul Wiltgen. The band's sophomore album "Places In Between" was recorded in New York City and released on Double Moon Records (DE) in 2016 (Laborie Jazz for France & Mocloud Records for Japan).
Marc Demuth who has a deep affinity with Portuguese music, is also the leader of the new project "INUK" with the Portuguese flutist and singer Luisa Vieira. This exceptional septet is dedicated to the interpretation of personal arrangements of compositions through Portuguese pop music, jazz and fado, giving each note a natural touch impregnated with great humanity. They are surrounded by excellent musicians coming from a background as jazz or classical (Paulo Simoes: guitar, Michel Reis: piano, Barbara Witzel: violin, Annemie Osborne: cello, Jeff Herr: drums).
Brussels Jazz Marathon, Gaume Jazz Festival (BE), Francophonie New York (US), FIMU (FR), Jazzfest Eurocore Trier, Volklinger Huttenjazz Festival (DE), Jazz ‘In Tondela, Douro Jazz, Dose Dupla Lisbon (PT), Jazz au Chellah (MO), Jazz at Ouaga (BF), Silesian Jazz Festival (PO), Nargen Jazz Festival (EE)...
“From the first theme on, the Marc Demuth 4tet plunges in a very personal and unique musical universe, a mix of an uncommon vocal Jazz, inspired by the Fado, the Brazilian rhythms and oriental colors. The compositions of this CD are strong in expressivity, character and passion. An original album, interesting and full of emotions that tells us the story of a warm summer in Ourique.” Marc Fiedler, "D’Land", May 08
“It radiates from ORIK an inspiration and a charm that reveals in one side strength and in the other cohesion." Gaston Carré, "Luxemburger Wort", April 08
Title: Jazz Guitar Duo w/ Greg Lamy & Paulo Simoes
Title: Travelling Light w/ Sascha Ley
Label: Yela Music
Title: Orik w/ Marc Demuth 4tet
Title: Dança da solidâo w/ Sofia Ribeiro