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The Organic Trio’s infectious groove, stellar musicianship and compelling compositions, have been flooring fans for four years across Europe and in the States. Composed by the American Brian Seeger (guitar), the French Jean-Yves Jung (organ) and the Luxembourgish Paul Wiltgen (drums), the trio has succeeded in updating the possibilities of the classic Hammond powered format, and even better, they’ve done it naturally, without any overt effort or artificial ingredients. Sure they swing out and get funky like their honored predecessors, but they also explore the ethereal, the poignant and the bombastic. It’s all delivered with enthusiasm, sincerity and, some might say, a fraternal love. Best of all, the Organic Trio has that special 6th sense that only comes when a band of kindred spirits gets to tour together for many years and hundreds of shows.

Organic Trio’s first album Home Remembered was released to widespread critical acclaim and makes the Top 100 JazzWeek National Charts in the United States. The second album Saturn’s Spell will be out in January 2017 on the French label Jazz Family.

Guitarist Brian Seeger is an integral part of New Orleans vibrant jazz community, having performed with some of the all-time greats of the idiom including Dr. Lonnie Smith and Big John Patton. Seeger’s playing and compositions are well grounded in the blues and American roots music, as well as the sounds of New Orleans’ streets.

Jean-Yves Jung is easily one of France’s most well-renowned organists. When Jung is not touring with the Organic Trio, he holds down the Hammond chair with guitar phenom Bireli Lagrene's Quartet. Jung’s organ playing can be nimble and acrobatic, funky and futuristic.

Luxembourgish native Paul Wiltgen is internationally recognized as an accomplished jazz percussionist, an imaginative composer and a visionary bandleader. He is in the vanguard of today’s jazz scene, having worked with many of its leading voices, including Kurt Rosenwinkel, Mike Moreno, Dave Binney, Lage Lund and others.
Paul Wiltgen is also an active member of the collective Reis-Demuth-Wiltgen Trio (Laborie Records, FR).

Have played:

Planet Jazz Düren, ABS Köln, Jazzkeller Frankfurt, Jazzclub Unterfahrt München, Club Berlin Ehrenfeld (DE), 55 Bar NY, Jazz National Historical Park, Snug Harbor New Orleans (US), Like a Jazz Machine (LU), Duc des Lombards "From Quebec to Luxembourg" (FR), French Quarter Festival New Orleans (US)...


“One of New Orleans’ best jazz guitarists”, Gambit Weekly (USA) about Brian Seeger

“... A deeply american sound, tinged with a soul and carrying a story”, La Plume Culturelle (FR)

"Brian Seeger cut the breath to the audience. He embodies the New Orleans’ musical plurality. It is that plurality that resonates everywhere around us, thanks to wild rythms. », Aachener Zeitung (DE)

Title: Saturn's Spell

Year: 2017

Label: Jazz Family

Title: Home Remembered

Year: 2013

Label: Independent

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