Born in Berlin in 1975, Carsten Daerr was taking classical piano lessons from 1982 to 1995. Further on he studied jazz-piano at the Hochschule der Kuenste (HdK) in Berlin with Kirk Nurock and Hubert Nuß and composition with o.a. James Knapp and Maria Schneider. Since 1998 he is involved in band projects of his own such as »Tuomi« (with Carlos Bica [double bass] and Kristiina Tuomi [vocals]), Carsten Daerr Trio, Marc Wyand Quartet and as a duo with trumpeter Sven Klammer. He has performed and/or recorded with a.o. Michael Schiefel, the Till Brönner Quintett, Christopher Dell, Christof Lauer, Nasheet Waits und Bunky Green. Since 1998 Carsten Daerr, the bass player Oliver Potratz and the drummer Eric Schaefer have formed the »Carsten Daerr Trio«. Since 2001 Carsten Daerr has been teaching music, also lecturing at the »Jazz Institut der Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt« in Weimar since 2007.