"I have a fascination for silence and music and I bring that together in my compositions."

Hanna Marieke

distinguishes herself from other musicians through combining storytelling with jazz. She takes you on a journey inviting the listener to become aware of the beauty, hope, grace and light around us. She has a sensitive musicality and her stories and music are dripping with wisdom.

Hanna Marieke was born in the vibrant Amsterdam. At age nine, she took her first classical piano lesson with Elizabeth de Smaele. With every piece, they drew landscapes and made up stories and characters so the music would have a voice. Soon, Hanna's creative hands and mind wanted to improvise and compose herself. In her teenage years, she became interested in jazz because of the famous singer Norah Jones. At the age of sixteen she enjoyed two years of jazz piano lessons at Mark van der Feen, discovering a whole new world of creating and freedom. Upon turning seventeen, she was accepted at the conservatory in Utrecht to study Jazz & Pop piano with Bert van den Brink and Rembrandt Frerichs. At the conservatory she has followed masterclasses of Kenny Werner and Benjamin Herman and has participated in project weeks with Kapok, Tin Men and The Telephone, the Rembrandt Frerichs Trio, Eric van den Bovenkamp etc. She finished her studies in 2018.

Since September 2017, Hanna has composed for her own jazz trio, the Hanna Marieke Trio. In 2021 she released her debut album, Rhythms Of Grace. After graduating for piano, she has also been developing herself as a singer and a storyteller, on which she is currently elaborating more during a master jazz piano & vocals at Codarts Rotterdam. With her project she has toured in living rooms and has played on festivals like North Sea Jazz Festival, Red Light Jazz Festival and Zeeland Jazz Festival. Besides her own music, Hanna has played and performed with MUDDY GREASE, the HKU Bigband, Thirza Athalja, Geonne Hartman, the Utrecht's Jazz Orchestra and with the Big Band Utrecht (BBU).