Marc Brenken (born June 17th, 1973) started to play piano at the age of eight and soon discovered his love for jazz and improvisation. He studied at Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany and attended masterclasses with Kenny Werner, John Taylor, Fred Hersch, Marc Copland and Richie Beirach.
In 2006 his debut CD "Eight Short Stories" was released. Marc composed the music for this album.
2009 a trio album, "It Could Happen to You", followed, featuring Alex Morsey on double-bass and Marcus Rieck on drums.
The album was recorded at the renowned "Fattoria Musica" in Osnabruck, Germany.
In 2012 he released his third album: "Starting Our Journey" with the Marc Brenken - Jean-Yves Braun Quartet, featuring original compositons of guitarist Jean-Yves Braun and of his own.
Concert tours have taken him a