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Valentin Renner was born in Munich in 1998. During his last year of school he was a pre-college student for jazz drums at the University of Music and Arts Munich with his former teacher Werner Schmitt. He finally began his bachelor's degree after graduating from high school and successfully completed it in summer 2021.


Since autumn 2020 he´s also been studying with Jeff Ballard at  Jazzcampus Basel. As a member of the Luca Zambito Quartett and Shuteen Erdenebaatar Quartett he won the "Junger Münchner Jazzpreis" 2021 and 2022. As a member of the Nils Kugelmann Trio he also won second prize in the LAG Jazz Preis in 2021 and the Future Sounds Competition in 2022.


He is an active member of various ensembles such as:

Moritz Renner Group, Valentin Renner Sextett, 

Alma Naidu, Shuteen Erdenebaatar Quartett,

Luca Zambito Quartett, RENNER, 

Jonas Brinkmann Quartett, The Munich Lab Band

He also shared the stage and played with

Landesjugendjazzorchester Bayern, 

New York Voices, Nils Landgren, Dusko Goykovich,

Adrian Mears, Michael Dease, Tim Collins, Lisa Wulff Quartett feat. Frank Chastenier, Johannes Faber, Matthias Schriefl,

Christian Elsässer, Gregor Hübner, Claus Reichstaller,

Simon Oslender, Jakob Manz Project, Jazzrausch Bigband, Jazzcampus BigBand, Bundesjazzorchester, U.M.P.A Jazz Orchestra

Masterclasses with Jeff Ballard, Robby Ameen,

Brad Mehldau, Lionel Loueke, Kurt Rosenwinkel,

Harald Rüschenbaum, Jens Düppe Quartet 

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