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    Gast Waltzing

    Gaston ("Gast") Waltzing (born 1956) is a Luxembourg trumpeter and composer. He has created several jazz bands including Largo and the Luxembourg National Jazz Orchestra and has composed music for films and television programmes as well as operas combining classical music with jazz and rock. Born in Luxembourg City on 13 August 1956, Waltzing began his music studies at the Luxembourg Conservatory when he was just 7. He continued his classical training at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, completing his studies at the Paris Conservatory. In 1982, he became Professor of Trumpet at the Luxembourg Conservatory and in 1986 he founded the school's Jazz Department which he heads. He has recorded numerous albums covering classical, jazz and dance, with groups such as "Atmosphere", "Life's Circle" "Largo", all of which he created himself. As a composer, he has recorded music for the Luxembourg film A Wop Bop A Lop Bop (1989), as well as for television. The TV film The Way to Dusty Death provided an opportunity for him to compose his first orchestral movie score. Since then, he has continued to write for orchestra and has worked closely with the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra for which
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    Pierre Even

    Pierre Even (born 4 December 1946 in Wiesbaden) is a Luxembourgian composer. He is a descendant of the Even family from Beaufort, Luxembourg and Metz (France). He studied piano and composition in Wiesbaden with Karl-Wilhelm Brühl from 1959–1965, and religious music in Mainz with Diethard Hellmann from 1969-1973. Since 1966 performances of orchestra music, chamber music and religious music, among others: Tango para los oídos (2005), Dithyrambus for Strings (1966), Concertino for viola and string orchestra, Op.11 (1970, 2004), Trio for Flute, Clarinet and Bassoon (2001), Neuf caractères pour violon et piano (2004), Sonata for Cello and Piano (2004), different works for organ (since 1966) and for choir (since 1971), two cantatas (1971/1972), Pastorale for four Trombones (2002).
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    Sascha Ley

    Sascha Ley (born September 13, 1967 in Saarbrücken, Germany) is a Luxembourgian singer, song-writer, composer and actress, best known for her work in the jazz genre, and with the Travelling Light Band. Ley studied under th Dutch singer Reinette van Zijtveld at the Djam Jazz School in Amsterdam and Kenny Seymour and later studied classical Hindustani vocals with Dhanashree Pandit-Rai in Mumbai, India. She began in the early 1990s working for theatre and film. In 2005 she was awarded as “Studio Hamburg European Shooting Star” for Luxembourg at the Berlin Film Festival Berlinale. Ley has performed internationally in countries such as Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, England, Sweden, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, India, and Greece. She received critical acclaim for her 2007 album, Travelling Light. In 2007 she also performed at the Jazz UTSAV Festival in Mumbai and New Delhi, with her band composed of George Letellier on piano, Marc Demuth on acoustic bass, Johannes Müller on soprano / tenor sax, Anne Kaftan on soprano sax and bass clarinet, and Benoît Martiny on drums. Her recent performances in 2009 have been German writer Thea Dorn's solo/monologue
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    Henri Pensis

    Henri Pensis (3 November 1900 – 1 June 1958), was a Luxembourgish conductor, composer and violinist. Pensis was born on in the Pfaffenthal quarter of Luxembourg City. In 1933, he founded and became the first conductor of the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra. He moved to the United States in 1940, conducting the New Jersey Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra. He conducted at least three concerts in Carnegie Hall. Excerpted and translated from Wikipedia in Luxembourgish.
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