Marc Brenken Marc Brenken Essen "fabulous piano magic" (Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung) "as unusual as his body language are the short stories that pianist and composer Marc Brenken tells (...) stories that characterise him as a highly enjoyable author" (Münstersche Zeitung) "honest jazz, rooted in the tradition without quoting it unconsidered (...) an exciting musical journey that offers quite a few discoveries" (Jazzpodium) Marc Brenken (* 1973 in Wilhelmshaven) is a German jazz pianist, band leader and composer. He graduated from Folkwang University of Music in 1998 and has released seven albums. "Eight Short Stories" (Marc Brenken - Christian Kappe Quartet, 2006) "It Could Happen to You" (Marc Brenken Trio, 2009) "Starting Our Journey" (Marc Brenken / Jean-Yves Braun Quartet, 2012) "Unsere vier Jahreszeiten" (Jazz hoch drei, 2013) "More Short Stories" (Marc Brenken / Christian Kappe Quartet, 2014) "Beatlemania" (Jens Böckamp / Marc Brenken Duo, 2016) "The Sea" (Marc Brenken / Christian Kappe Duo, 2020) He has performed at: Giant Steppes of Jazz Festival, Ulaanbaatar / Mongolia Assembly Hall, Beirut / Lebanon Bimhuis, Amsterdam / Netherlands Int. Jazz Festival "Richard Oschanitzky", Iasi / Romania Edvard Munch Museum, Oslo / Norway International Jazz Festival Münster / Westf. JOE Jazz Festival, Essen Int. Double Bass Convention, Berlin Noorderzoon Festival, Groningen / Netherlands Offside Festival, Geldern Jazzrally, Düsseldorf Deutsches Theater, Andratx / Mallorca Hariri Auditorium, Balamand / Lebanon Stadtgarten, Cologne Philharmonie, Essen etc.