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Michel Camilo & Tomatito - A multiple Grammy (Best Latin Jazz Album), Latin Grammy (Best Latin Jazz Album) and Emmy Award winning duo
Tomatito - Guitar
Opening act: 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.
Michel Camilo & Tomatito – 21.00
When talents as formidable as Michel Camilo and Tomatito get together to make music it is an event. Navigating the boundaries of jazz and flamenco these two distinct voices from different musical worlds have recorded two very successful award-winning albums: Spain and Spain Again. Michel Camilo and Tomatito create an experience that is both unique and unforgettable.
Michel Camilo, a brilliant pianist and prolific composer, Grammy, Latin Grammy and Emmy winning artist is renowned for combining rich jazz harmonies with the Caribbean flavors and rhythms of his native Dominican Republic.
Tomatito is the premier flamenco guitarist of his generation who is also a Grammy and Latin Grammy winning artist who has accompanied Spain’s greatest flamenco singers including the legendary Camarón de la Isla.
It’s no exaggeration to say that musically, Michel Camilo and Tomatito come from two very different worlds. Camilo, who grew up in the Dominican Republic but has lived in New York since 1979, is classically-trained as well as a straight-ahead acoustic jazz pianist who incorporates a wide variety of Latin and Caribbean elements with the Jazz tradition. Tomatito, however, lives in his native Andalucía in Spain, where he was born into a family of Gypsies and is recognized as one of the country’s top flamenco guitarists.
But as different as their backgrounds are Michel Camilo and Tomatito also have a lot in common, since Michel loves flamenco, and Tomatito is a major jazz enthusiast. Both have appreciated a wide variety of music from Latin America to Argentinean Tango, to Brazilian Samba and Afro Caribbean rhythms, which they incorporate into their musical repertoire.
Michel Camilo and Tomatito have known each other since the early 1990s, but did not start performing together as a Duo until 1997, and from then on these two instrumentalists together created a totally unique sound that has been exciting their audiences worldwide who enjoy the extraordinary talents of these two great musicians at the top of their game.
- FR Parvis