Mike Reinhardt Trio

© Mike Reinhardt © Mike Reinhardt © Thierry Eliez © Stéphane Huchard
23/01/2014 at 20:00 - Brussels - Théâtre Marni
24/01/2014 at 20:30 - Bruges - De Werf
25/01/2014 - Namur - M.C. Province de Namur

Mike Reinhardt Trio
(France )
Mike Reinhardt: guitar
Thierry Eliez: Hammond
Stéphane Huchard: drums
This trio is the result of the gathering of three musicians with diverse musical backgrounds, but certain overlaps made ​​the alchemy work. The combination of these three instruments reminds automatically of the mythical formations of Jimmy Smith and Wes Montgomery, but this trio is more focussed on fusion and blues. The combination of original themes from the standard repertoire and own compositions, creates a vibrant energy full of musicality and generates an amazing visual spectacle.

Mike Reinhardt

Mike is also a member of "Les Enfants de Django", a group of young manouche guitarists, with Yorgui Loeffler and Samson Schmitt amongst others, where his beautiful Gibson L5 creates a fresh and modern sound. Also worth mentioning is his participation in the JVC Jazz Festival, the Nancy Jazz Pulsations and Gossington Jazz Festival, as a duo with guitarist Andreas Oberg. Mike was a finalist in the Jazz à Juan Revelation contest for guitar and performed at many festivals (Festival de Jazz à Strasbourg, Salon de Provence, Juan les Pins, Barcelonnette, Jazz à Vannes, Megève Jazz Festival, Nancy Jazz Pulsations ....). During the finals at the Jazz à Vienne festival he was called back on stage by the audience witth "Les Enfants de Django", along with Stochelo Rosenberg and Didier Lockwood. Together with the Argentine guitarist Luis Salinas, he performed an exceptional concert in the heart of his hometown Forbach. He was also the star of the Strasbourg Jazz Festival, the Django Reinhardt Festival in Samois sur Seine, festivals in Barcelona and Melbourne and the Festival Jazz à Juan, along with Dorado and Tchavolo Schmitt. He won the Grand Prix du Public at the Gibson Guitar Competion, chaired by Georges Benson, at the Festival de Jazz de Montreux.

Thierry Eliez

Thierry's exceptional virtuosity on piano and organ was noticed at an early age, but his career really took off with a bang, when he was asked to join the band of Didier Lockwood, along with the great Jean-Marc Japheth and André Ceccarelli. Later on, he toured about fifteen years with Dee Dee Bridgewater. He is currently playing keys in the mythical group Zawinul Syndicate, travels around France and is working with various formations, including the Paris Jazz Big Band, led by Nicolas Folmer and Pierre Bertrand. Michel Legrand asks Thierry to play the organ on his album "Legrand Nougaro", a tribute to Claude Nougaro. Thanks to this recordings, he has the opportunity to perform again with his old friend André Ceccarelli and to get to know the bass player Ron Carter a.o.

Stéphane Huchard

As a drummer and composer, leader and sidesman, Stéphane is always known for his exceptionally musicianship and his open mind. So, he feels comfortable in divergent situations, on many different albums and numerous venues across the planet. His trail is dotted with interesting encounters and collaborations with numerous artists and formations. He had the pleasure to share the stage with Louis Winsberg, Marc Berthoumieux, the Orchestre National de Jazz (led by Laurent Cugny) Gil Evans, Sylvain Luc, Jean Pierre Como, Tania Maria, Jacky Terrasson, Olivier Louvel, Sanseverino, Christophe Wallemme, Romane and Stochelo Rosenberg, Didier Lockwood, Laurent De Wilde, Florian Ross, Daby Touré, Le Paris Jazz Big band, David Linx and Diederik Wissels, Michel Jonasz, Randy Brecker, Gino Vannelli…


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