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Uli Rennert was born 1960 in Frankfurt/Main (Germany). During the eighties he studied
piano, trombone and composition with teachers like Albert Mangelsdorff, George Gruntz,
Harald Neuwirth, Helmut Iberer, Rob Franken, and Peter Herbolzheimer. 1984 he won the
international piano/keyboard-competition of the U.S. Keyboard Magazine in cooperation
with Berklee College of Music. 1987 diploma ‘summa cum laude’ at the University of Music
and dramatic Arts in Graz.
Besides his work as a pianist, Rennert is focusing on synthesizers and live-electronics as expressive musical instruments, and he explores the area between composition and improvisation.
Current Projects and Bands
Project S features music for synthesizer, clarinet, double-bass, stringsextet, and live- elctronics. Project T with Peter Kunsek (cl), Phil Yaeger (tb), Frank Schwinn (guit), Gregor Hilbe (drums) — music by Duke Ellington, Henry Mancini, Benny Goodman, Cole Porter, and Uli Rennert Project M with Peter Kunsek, Klaus Gesing, Gerald Preinfalk (cl) — music by Thelonious Monk, Hugh Martin, and Uli Rennert Songlines with Marek Bałata (voc), Heinrich von Kalnein (as, fl), Achim Tang (bass), Gregor Hilbe (drums) jbbg (Jazz Bigband Graz) Current CDs
Project S — Rennert, Kunsek, Herbert & Thomas Platzgummer’s Linus-Ensemble play ‘Seven Superfluous Serenades’ and other stuff Project T — Kunsek, Yaeger, Schwinn, Hilbe & Rennert play Ellington, Mancini, Porter, Goodman & Rennert (Pan Tau X Records) Project M — Rennert, Kunsek, Gesing, Preinfalk play Monk and more on Clarinets and Piano (Pan Tau X Records) jbbg — “Electric Poetry & Lo-Fi Cookies” (Intuition/Schott Music) jbbg — “Joys & Desires” the music of John Hollenbeck, featuring Theo Bleckmann (Intuition/Schott Music) Songlines — Bałata, Kalnein, Rennert, Tang, Hilbe (TCB) Datteltiger — Pan Tau X feat. Ernst Reijseger (Pan Tau X Records)