Mareille Merck was born in 1996 in Stralsund (D) and lives in Zurich, Switzerland. She studied jazz guitar in Weimar (D), Lucerne (CH) and Zurich (CH) with Prof. Frank Möbus, Kalle Kalima, Lionel Loueke, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Roberto Bossard and others. Mareille is an acitve member of the swiss jazz scene – she is leader and composer of the band “Mareille Merck—LARUS” and also plays live on stage with various well known musicians. She shared the stage with famous musicians like John McLaughlin, Anne Paceo and Michael League, Bill Lawrence and Justin Stanton from Snarky Puppy.
Mareille Merck LARUS is a trio founded by Mareille Merck where she not only playes the guitar but also composes the music, with Florian Bolliger on double bass and Janic Haller on drums. Here we find three young musicians which are starting a journey together. Their baggage? Courage, adventurousness and risk appetite.
Their companions? Eventful compositions and lively improvisations. They combine complex harmonic and rhythmic structures with lyrical melodies and catchy musical motives.
With there way of playing together and being focused on dynamics the three musicians create atmosphere and space. Sometimes you feel hugged by warm sounds, nearly weightless, and then you find yourself in the middle of a hurricane where you don’t know what is up or down and the feeling of speed roars in your ears
“It’s undeniable that Mareille has definitely a strong musical identity expressed by her
compositions and style […]
Mareille Merck is a highly talented guitarist and composer and I’m convinced we’ll be hearing a
great deal more from her in the years to come.”
Simone Gubbiotti, Jazz in Europe, 06.04.21
“Präzises Handwerk, ein schöner Sound und fliessende Melodien zeichnen die junge Gitarristin
Mareille Merck aus.”
JAZZ`N`MORE, Ausgabe Mai/Juni Nr.3/2021