Brooklyn-based drummer Mareike Wiening will record her second album as a bandleader and composer in 2017. She won several competitions and awards both in jazz and classical and appeared on many critically acclaimed recordings as a sidewoman with artists like Adrian Mears and Johannes Enders. Her music was already played at the Carnegie Hall NYC as well as in concert halls in Germany, Switzerland, US, Denmark, Estonia, and Brazil. Wiening is a cultural laureate of her hometown Herzogenaurach as well as the county Erlangen- Höchstadt in Bavaria, Germany. She was honored to play at international acclaimed festivals like the ENJOY JAZZ Festival, Women in Jazz Festival, and at important European venues such as “Unterfahrt” Munich, “A-Trane” Berlin as well as Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola NYC and the Blue Note in New York City.
She represented the University of Performing Arts Mannheim at the IASJ Meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil and has played in award-winning bands like the German Youth Jazz Orchestra (BuJazzO) and the swiss “Generations” band. She received a scholarship to attend the internationally acclaimed jazz workshop at Banff, Canada. Mareike studied Jazz Performance at the University of Performing Arts, Mannheim, Germany, and completed a yearlong exchange at Rythmic Musikkonservatory (Copenhagen, Denmark) in 2010. In 2012, she moved to New York City after receiving the DAAD scholarship from Germany for two years. Mareike was enrolled at the master's program at New York University where she has studied with Tony Moreno, Stefon Harris, Kenny Werner, Dave Pietro, and many more. She received her degree Master of Music in spring 2014. Mareike Wiening endorses MEINL Cymbals exclusively.