The rising star of the Luxembourg jazz scene, the young drummer and composer Michel Meis proposes a group with, indeed, a traditional instrumentation, but with a future oriented approach and sounds and climates borrowed from a variety of musical styles.
The result: a resolutely modern jazz. An exciting, well-crafted sonic universe between melancholy and energy, in which complicity, improvisation and audacity all have their place. Their debut album Lost in Translation was released in January 2019 in the series “Jazz thing Next Generation” on Double Moon/Challenge Records – a first for a Luxembourgish artist.
The 1994 born guitarist and composer Gilles Grethen belongs to the new generation of Luxembourgish jazz musicians. As the son of two musicians, he inherited his musicality and began his classical music education at the age of 4. After small “detours” via the violin and the clarinet, Gilles Grethen discovered age 14 his passion for jazz and the guitar. He studied with Greg Lamy and Jacques Pirotton at the Luxembourg City Conservatory where he completed his studies in jazz guitar in 2015. From 2016 to 2020, Grethen studied jazz guitar with Martin Schulte at the University for Music Saar in Saarbrücken. In 2022, he completed his master with Jürgen Friedrich in jazz composition and arrangement at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Mannheim. Since 2022, he is studying with Frank Kuruc at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Mannheim for his master in Jazz Guitar. Besides his Gilles Grethen Quartet, he also plays with the renowned Luxembourg Little Big Band. The focus of his artistic work is on composing and arranging as well as the artistic analysis of other artists’ repertoires such as in projects with music by Kenny Wheeler or Kurt Rosenwinkel. Other projects of Grethen include compositions for the Luxembourg National Jazz Orchestra as well as the Opus78 Orchestra, both commissioned by the Ministry of Culture. He released his first album “Time Suite” in 2021 and on 21st Octobre the Gilles Grethen Quartet will release its second album “State of Mind” recorded with 11 strings.
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