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Marc Demuth

Marc Demuth born in Luxembourg in 1978, 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”, as well as a bachelor and a master’s degree of the “Koninklijk Conservatorium of The Hague”, Holland.

In 1996, at the young age of 18, he won a scholarship for studying electric bass at the famous Berklee College of Music, while participating at their annual workshop in Perugia, Italy.

In December 2000 he accompanied the World Youth Choir on their tour through Benelux, Germany and France, which ended with the recording of a CD. 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.

In 2001 he won the prize of the best soloist at the annual Rotary Jazz Competition in Wavre, Belgium. In 2004 he won the first prize and the public prize at the prestigious Jazz Competition in Avignon with the Pascal Schumacher 4tet. In 2010 his project with the portuguese singer Sofia Ribeiro won the first prize of the prestigeous Crest Vocal Jazz Competition.

Since 2003 he was working 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 was leading his own quartet with the vibraphone player Pascal Schumacher, the clarinet player Joachim Badenhorst and the drummer Yves Peeters. In 2008 he released the CD “ORIK” with the Marc Demuth 4tet featuring Sofia Ribeiro.

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“Marc Demuth’s bass, sometimes incisive, sometimes in a velvet flow, silent by the fact of serving more than shining, ” Gaston Carré, Luxemburger Wort, Luxembourg, 2008

“It radiates from ORIK an inspiration and a charm that reveals in one side strength and in the other cohesion. Marc Demuth recalls a “binary jazz”, we say instead, that it’s a paradoxical jazz, kind of a tropical declination of the “cool jazz”, like if Chet Baker would seize his trumpet after having danced the samba in Rio and listened to Fado in Lisbon.” Gaston Carré, «Luxemburger Wort» April 08 - about ORIK

“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

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