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Paul Wiltgen

Born: March 20, 1982    Primary Instrument: Drums

Paul Wiltgen

Paul Wiltgen
drums & composition

Since his arrival in New York City in the fall of 2001, Luxembourg native Paul Wiltgen, has made a name for himself among the local and international music industry as an accomplished jazz percussionist and forward-thinking composer. An artist in the truest sense of the word, Paul has earned acclaim as a musician with a unique balance of aesthetic and passion.

After an extensive classical tutelage at the Music Conservatory in Esch/Alzette (Luxembourg) and at various music workshops throughout the world, he completed both undergraduate and graduate jazz studies at Manhattan School of Music, learning from the likes of John Riley, David Liebman, Samir Chatterjee & Michael Abene.

Becoming a truly pancontinental artist, Paul has appeared alongside such emerging stars as Patrick Cornelius, Michael Janisch, Dave Binney, Miles Okazaki, Linda Oh, Ambrose Akinmusire, Will Vinson, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Lage Lund, Mike Moreno, Franz von Chossy, Tim Collins, Brian Seeger, Cedric Hanriot, Kristjan Randalu and Pablo Held.

Besides mainly working as a sideman and occasionally leading his own groups, Paul is currently also co-leading the Reis / Demuth / Wiltgen Trio...
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As a Leader

The Paislies
Fresh Sound New Talent
Personnel: Samir Zarif: s; Jesse Lewis: g; Eliot Cardinaux: keys; Miro Sprague: p; Perry Wortman: b; Paul Wiltgen: d.

As A Co-Leader

Laborie Jazz 2013
Personnel: Michel Reis: p; Marc Demuth: b; Paul Wiltgen: d.

Traveling Song
The TransAtlantic Collective
Whirlwind Recordings
Personnel: Patrick Cornelius: s; Quentin Collins: tp; Kristjan Randalu: p; Michael Janisch: b; Paul Wiltgen: d.

As A Sideman

Lingua Mea
Siiri Sisask
Jazz’n'Arts 2011
Personnel: Siiri Sisask: v; Kristjan Randalu: p; Carsten Netz: s; Oliver Potratz: b; Paul Wiltgen: d.; Helenos String Quartet

Franz von Chossy Trio
Etcetera Now Records 2009
Personnel: Franz von Chossy: p; Clemens van der Feen: b; Paul Wiltgen: d.

The Seeker
Riaz Khabirpour Group
Konnex Records 2009
Personnel: Riaz Khabirpour: g; Jens Böckamp: s; Pablo Held: p; Matthias Nowak: b; Paul Wiltgen: d.

Blues Till Dawn
Gordon Webster

Adam Czerepinski
Personnel: Adam Czerepinski: tp; Jon Irabagon: s; Jake Saslow: s; Soren Moller: p; Dave Hertzberg: b; Paul Wiltgen: d.

It might as well be …
Mariendall Percussion Ensemble

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