Brönner, born 1971, has become Germany´s most successful Jazz musician
in history. Although considered as „trumpet virtuoso“ his exceptional
sensitivity for sound and melody next to his singing brought him the
reputation of being the "German Chet Baker". Brönner stems from a family
of musicians and enjoyed a classical education followed by a study of
the jazz trumpet at Cologne’s Music Academy. Throughout his career he
has worked with greats from the Jazz and Pop world like Dave Brubeck,
Herbie Hancock, Annie Lennox, George Benson, Hildegard Knef, Kurt
Elling, Carla Bruni, Nena, Michael Brecker, Al Di Meola, Chaka Khan,
Natalie Cole, Mark Murphy, Al Jarreau, Take6, Ernie Watts, Michael
Franks to name but a few. In April 2016 he was invited to the White
House in Washington to perform at the International Jazz Day hosted by
President Barack Obama.
by the great works of music and fashion photographer William Claxton
portraited in a 2001 documentary called „Jazz Seen“ (which Till wrote
the soundtrack for) he became more and more aware of the evident
commonalities between Jazz and photography. After buying his first Leica
M8 camera in 2009 he started to take portraits of his fellow musicians
before he took heart to ask artists outside his own circle for portraits
– actors, athletes, authors, activists. Veterans or newcomers –
Brönner’s collection started to extend to the point that he offered it
to Hendrik TeNeues from TeNeues Publishing who agreed to release
Brönner’s first photography book „Faces of Talent“ in October 2014.
Brönner calls Berlin and Los Angeles his home.