Marie Kruttli

Marie Kruttli was born in 1991. She started playing the piano at the age of 6. After spending years playing classical music, she discovered jazz as a genre that resonated more with her body and soul. Marie studied at the jazz music department of the University of Lausanne (HEMU) with Emil Spanyi, where she received her bachelor’s in 2012. She then completed her master’s studying with Hans Feigenwinter in Lucerne.

In 2010 Marie started her own trio to perform her original music. The trio released its debut album “Kartapousse” in 2015. During the same year Marie spent 3 months in New York City, where she was immersed in the local jazz scene. She recorded an EP with notable New York musicians which was released in October 2016. She won scholarships from the Friedlwald Foundation and from the Langnau Jazz Night piano competition. Marie and her trio also won the ZKB Jazz Preis 2016.

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Praise for Marie Kruttli

This young lady is phenomenalDavid Murray, Saxophonist, ZKB Jazz award Laudatio

Jazz needs trios like thisBruce Lindsay, All About Jazz

You can unmistakably hear some Herbie Hancock […]Timeless New York City sophistication and classic club swingGeno Thackara, All About Jazz