Marie Kruttli was born in Switzerland 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.
Since 2010 Marie composes a lot. Her 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 album What Do I Miss 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. The same year the trio released another album called Running After The Sun. They are currently preparing for the release of their brand new album The Kind Of Happy One which will be out early 2020. Marie performs actively in Europe. With her trio and also her quartet Clair-Obscur.