Bio

Jitz Jeitz plays tenor sax, bari sax, EWI and clarinets.

Born May, 21st, 1962.

Jitz studied clarinet in Luxembourg and Strasbourg, then jazz in strasbourg and Liège. He has played in numerous jazz and popular bands since the eighties, e.o. Atmosphere, Ernie Hammes, taboola rasa, Raquel Barreira, Luxembourg Jazz Orchestra, Garlicks, and the saxophone quartet Saxifaction. He performed a o. With David Linx, Sal LaRocca, Philip Catherine (B), Pierre-Alain Goualch (F), Helmut Eisel (D), Nils Landgren (Sweden), Ali Ryerson, Steve Shehan, Bob Mintzer, Slide Hampton, Freddy Cole, Jon Faddis, The New York Voices (USA) and Claudio Roditi (Brazil) He was a member of the Euroradio Big Band in residence in Istanbul in 2003.

Since 2009, he has his own 4tet jjQ – Jitz Jeitz 4tet, with Claude Schaus (p), John Schlammes (b) and Mich Mootz (dr). Repertoire: originals and unusual standards. Style: mainstream, modern. During daylight, he metamorphozes into a public servant and calls himself Jean-Claude.

He is currently a member of Luxembourg Jazz Orchestra www.ljo.lu and Marly Marques 5tet www.marlyquintet.com

 

„Die Musik ist verspielt und humorvoll, frech, und vor allem flott, mitreißend und abwechslungsreich“.
Lëtzebuerger Land

“Saxophonist Jitz Jeitz plays with a hollow tone that brings Marty Ehrlich’s sound on tenor sax to mind“
allaboutjazz.com

“…très beaux solos de saxophone et de clarinette dont la sensibilité et la puissance ont impressionné les spectateurs”

 Philippe Chassang, jazz.rhone-alpes.com