NEWS

  • DIESE WOCHE: 22.-26. SEPTEMBER, 2020

    Di, 22. SeptemberTwo-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 23. September Schuler/Stemeseder/Dunston

    Do, 24. September Mathias Højgaard Quartet
    Fr, 25. September Invocation
    Sa, 26. September J. Lamotta

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    Di, 22. September
    Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //


    ///////////////////////////// TWO-SONG TUESDAY ////////////////////////////////
    [sign up 19:00 // start 20:00]
    –> Beschreibung in Deutsch weiter unten

    Calling all songwriters!
    Calling all composers and instrumentalists and synth wizards!
    Calling all poets and writers and storytellers!

    Do you have new solo or duo material you’re itching to present?
    Join us for Donau115’s regular open stage series, Two-Song Tuesdays.

    Your set may include TWO SONGS or last TEN MINUTES.

    “How do I get booked?”
    Just show up // There is no pre-booking // Sign up opens at 19:00 (first come, first booked) // The first performer will begin at 20:00 // No soundcheck – so be ready. Slip on, blow minds, slip off.

    “What can I play?”
    This is entirely up to you. Out of respect for our neighbours:
    – you may NOT use loud percussion and loud bass-heavy signals into the PA.
    – you are welcome to use our backline, which includes:
    — piano
    — generic vocal microphones
    — a small terrible PA, accepting guitar/XLR cables (new one coming soon!)

    “But what about Covid-19”
    Yep, we know. 🙁 No more than 25 people may be in our stage area at any time. Those wishing to enter after that capacity has been reached can enjoy a drink or a taco in the back room or outside on our sidewalk seating until more spaces become available.

    “Anything else?”
    Donau115 is a very fun but weird musician’s musician kind of bar, come expecting oddballs.

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    Mi, 23. September 
    Schuler/Stemeseder/Dunston

    Laura Schuler – violin
    Elias Stemeseder – piano
    Nick Dunston – double bass

    NICK DUNSTON is a composer, improviser, instrumentalist, and “indispensable player on the New York avant-garde” (New York Times). In 2019 he was awarded the Van Lier Fellowship by Roulette Intermedium, which supported the world premieres of The Floor is Lava! (upright bass quintet), and La Operación (double saxophone trio with soprano voice). Also in 2019 he released his debut album Atlantic Extraction for double bass, drums, electric guitar, flute, and violin. From 2016-2019, he was a monthly contributor to Hot House Jazz Magazine. (vimeo.com/342125717)

    LAURA SCHULER explores the violin’s diverse sound capacities while simultaneously weaving in her voice. She takes inspiration from nature, the I-Ching, and her wide musical background. What emerges are sounds and songs reverberating around a complex tension that defy any simple categorization. Laura works currently on her solo project under the name “Kate Birch”, leads her quartet and is part of the trio Esche. (www.lauraschuler.net)

    ELIAS STEMESEDER performs on the acoustic piano and synthesizers in a variety of musical idioms ranging from the song-oriented music of Jim Black’s trio to contemporary classical pieces by John Zorn to the electric music of Eyebone. Current projects include collaborations with John Zorn (John Zorn’s Bagatelles), Greg Cohen Quintet, Philipp Gropper’s PHILM, Jim Black’s Malamute, Anna Webber’s Percussive Mechanics, Robert Landfermann Quintet, and OTIS+WEDDING. (www.eliasstemeseder.com)

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    Do, 24. September
    Mathias Højgaard Quartet

    Mathias Højgaard Jensen – bass
    Lukas Akintaya – drums
    Julius Gawlik – sax
    Dima Bondarev – trumpet

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    Fr, 25. September
    Invocation

    “Invocation is a spiritual call echoing different times and places of life”.
    A calm and meditative dance, Invocation weaves musical material together – where written and improvised music intermingle with inspiration that is sometimes expressionist, folkloric or contemporary but always calling for reverie.
    Tyge Jessen: trumpet
    Sölvi Kolbeinsson: clarinet, alto saxophone
    Liron Yariv: cello
    Vincent Audusseau: piano, composition
    Max Santner: drums, percussions
    https://youtu.be/JMZQJW_Idi8

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    Sa, 26. September
    J. Lamotta

    J.Lamotta is back in Berlin with her first Live-Show since the lockdown!
    Playing Music from her recent Album “Suzume” and her latest EP release “Brand New Choice” both released on Jakarta Records.
    Band >
    keys – Moses Yoofee
    drums – Mathis Grossmann
    bass – Roman Klobe

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    OPENING HOURS:
    TUES-SAT FROM 18.00 ON
    SUNDAYS FROM 12.00 ON

    2 SHOWS PER NIGHT:
    1ST SHOW 20.30
    2ND SHOW 22.00
    APPROXIMATELY 25 people fit inside our bar per show & there is no reservation system, so come early if you want to get a place 
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    WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

    Di, 29. SeptemberTwo-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 30. September Graupe/Donkin/Schröteler

    Do, 1. October Forde/Cohen/Dinsdale
    Fr, 2. October Doglance
    Sa, 3. Oktober Structure
    So, 
    4. Oktober Charlotte Kerr

  • DIESE WOCHE: 15.-20.SEPTEMBER, 2020

    Di, 15. SeptemberTwo-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC // + MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY TACO TUESDAY:
    Taco Kween’s famous tacos and award winning Pozole soup!
    ! 18.00-22.00
    Mi, 16. September Practically Married #27 w/Striffler und Koch

    Do, 17. September MUTED #6
    Fr, 18. September Toms Rudzinskis’ ABYSS
    Sa, 19. September Ramiro Zayas Quartett + 
    Taco Kween’s Taco Saturday
    18.00-22-00So, 20. September Taco Kween’s Mexican Brunch 12.00-17.00

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    Di, 15. September
    Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC // 


    ///////////////////////////// TWO-SONG TUESDAY ////////////////////////////////
    [sign up 19:00 // start 20:00]
    –> Beschreibung in Deutsch weiter unten

    Calling all songwriters!
    Calling all composers and instrumentalists and synth wizards!
    Calling all poets and writers and storytellers!

    Do you have new solo or duo material you’re itching to present?
    Join us for Donau115’s regular open stage series, Two-Song Tuesdays.

    Your set may include TWO SONGS or last TEN MINUTES.

    “How do I get booked?”
    Just show up // There is no pre-booking // Sign up opens at 19:00 (first come, first booked) // The first performer will begin at 20:00 // No soundcheck – so be ready. Slip on, blow minds, slip off.

    “What can I play?”
    This is entirely up to you. Out of respect for our neighbours:
    – you may NOT use loud percussion and loud bass-heavy signals into the PA.
    – you are welcome to use our backline, which includes:
    — piano
    — generic vocal microphones
    — a small terrible PA, accepting guitar/XLR cables (new one coming soon!)

    “But what about Covid-19”
    Yep, we know. 🙁 No more than 25 people may be in our stage area at any time. Those wishing to enter after that capacity has been reached can enjoy a drink or a taco in the back room or outside on our sidewalk seating until more spaces become available.

    “Anything else?”
    Donau115 is a very fun but weird musician’s musician kind of bar, come expecting oddballs.

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    Mi, 16. September 
    Practically Married #27 w/Striffler und Koch

    Practically Married is
    Declan Forde – Piano
    James Banner – Bass

    featuring special guests:
    Fabiana Striffler – Violin
    Richard Koch – Trumpet

    Original and improvised music from all musicians!

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    Do, 17. September
    MUTED #6

    MUTED

    host tobias christl invites fantastic musicians from the berlin jazz szene and arranges an evening with changing mottos.

    This time: MUTED #6 LENNON & LOVE
    open interpretations of songs by john lennon & others

    Guests #6:
    Mirna Bogdanovic (voc)
    Tobias Christl (voc)
    Paul Santner (guit)
    Dan Peter Sundland (b)
    Max Santner (dr)

    http://www.tobias-christl.dehttps://www.freitag.de/autoren/der-freitag/aber-hello

    Tobias Christl singt und spielt in zahlreichen Bands und Projekten und ist mit seiner großen stilistischen Bandbreite ein gefragter Bühnen- und Studiosänger für Jazz, Pop und experimentelle Musik. Seine aktuelles Projekt nennt sich WILDERN (ACT Music).

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    Fr, 18. September
    Toms Rudzinskis’ ABYSS

    Toms Rudzinskis (LV) – compositions, sax
    Igor Osypov (UA) – guitar
    Povel Widestrand (SWE) – keys
    Tom Berkmann (DE) – bass
    Fabian Rösch (DE) – drums

    Toms Rudzinskis’ ABYSS Quintet plays a fusion of avant-garde and jazz exploring the possibilities of electronics. Heavily rhythmic and melodic, bending the jazz, classical and rock influences of all band members with exciting improvisation and intense yet intricate live sound.

    Toms Rudzinskis is one of Baltics’ leading Jazz saxophone players and composers with an innovative and unique sound in his performance and compositions
    http://tomsrudzinskis.com/abyss/

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    Sa, 19. September
    Ramiro Zayas Quartett

    Lucía Boffo – vocals & composition
    Morten Østerlund Larsen – doublebass
    Leo Gerstner – drums
    Ramiro Zayas – piano & composition

    Ramiro Zayas ist ein argentinischer Pianist und Komponist, ausdrucksstark in seiner Interpretationskunst und vielfältig in seinem komponierenden Können. Er ist zweifelsohne einer der neu gekommenen internationallen Künstler, der die Kunstszene der Musikhauptstadt Berlin weiter bereichern wird. Davon konnte er bereits bei “Rio Interior”, seiner ersten in 2019 produzierte CD, mit herausragenden Virtuosen der Buenos-Aires-Jazz-Szene, seine begeisterten Zuhörer überzeugen.

    An diesem besonderen Musikabend interprätiert das Ramiro-Zayas-Ensemble Meisterwerke der lateinamerikanischen Musiktradition, spannend mit freien und virtuosen Improvisationen geladen, in denen der Jazzgeist, impressionistische Farben und das Wesen der Messiaen-Musik zu spüren sind.

    ENG.
    Ramiro Zayas is an Argentinian Pianist and composer, recently based in Berlin.
    “Rio Interior” is the name of his first album, released in 2019 by Club del Disco, and recorded with a group of talented young musicians from the Buenos Aires Jazz scene.

    The Quartet will be playing a repertoire of original compositions, influenced by Jazz, impressionist colours, Messiaen’s music, “Latin-american & Argentinian Song” and Free Improvisation.

    Photos by Agustina Pais
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdZ111UdsQ8
    https://www.facebook.com/Ramiro.zayas.musica/
    https://open.spotify.com/album/21KGv9LKS45FR3yaKhHEvH

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    OPENING HOURS:
    TUES-SAT FROM 18.00 ON
    SUNDAYS FROM 12.00 ON

    2 SHOWS PER NIGHT:
    1ST SHOW 20.30
    2ND SHOW 22.00
    APPROXIMATELY 25 people fit inside our bar per show & there is no reservation system, so come early if you want to get a place 
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    WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

    Di, 22. SeptemberTwo-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 23. September Schuler/Stemeseder/Dunston

    Do, 24. September Mathias Højgaard Quartet
    Fr, 25. September Vincent Audusseau & co.
    Sa, 26. September J. Lamotta

  • DIESE WOCHE: 8.-13. SEPTEMBER, 2020

    DEAR FRIENDS,

    OUR NEW OPENING HOURS ARE:
    TUES-SAT FROM 18.00 ON
    SUNDAYS FROM 12.00 ON

    2 SHOWS PER NIGHT:
    1ST SHOW 20.30
    2ND SHOW 22.00
    APPROXIMATELY 25 people fit inside our bar per show & there is no reservation system, so come early if you want to get a place 

    TACO TUESDAY & SATURDAY 18.00-22.00
    MEXICAN BRUNCH SUNDAY 12.00-17.00
    by the one and onlyTaco Kween 

    + VERY GOOD NEWS: OUR DRAFT BEER IS BACK!
    Di, 8. SeptemberTwo-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 9. September Elias Stemeseder/James Banner/Jonas Westergaard

    Do, 10. September Santner/Merlo/Werner
    Fr, 11. September Donau Conversations
    Sa, 12. September The Whisky Sours
    So, 13. September Eldar Tsalikov and Greg Cohen

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    Di, 8. September
    Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //

    ///////////////////////////// TWO-SONG TUESDAY ////////////////////////////////
    [sign up 19:00 // start 20:00]
    –> Beschreibung in Deutsch weiter unten

    Calling all songwriters!
    Calling all composers and instrumentalists and synth wizards!
    Calling all poets and writers and storytellers!

    Do you have new solo or duo material you’re itching to present?
    Join us for Donau115’s regular open stage series, Two-Song Tuesdays.

    Your set may include TWO SONGS or last TEN MINUTES.

    “How do I get booked?”
    Just show up // There is no pre-booking // Sign up opens at 19:00 (first come, first booked) // The first performer will begin at 20:00 // No soundcheck – so be ready. Slip on, blow minds, slip off.

    “What can I play?”
    This is entirely up to you. Out of respect for our neighbours:
    – you may NOT use loud percussion and loud bass-heavy signals into the PA.
    – you are welcome to use our backline, which includes:
    — piano
    — generic vocal microphones
    — a small terrible PA, accepting guitar/XLR cables (new one coming soon!)

    “But what about Covid-19”
    Yep, we know. 🙁 No more than 25 people may be in our stage area at any time. Those wishing to enter after that capacity has been reached can enjoy a drink or a taco in the back room or outside on our sidewalk seating until more spaces become available.

    “Anything else?”
    Donau115 is a very fun but weird musician’s musician kind of bar, come expecting oddballs.

    _______

    Mi, 9. September 
    Elias Stemeseder/James Banner/Jonas Westergaard

    Elias Stemeseder – Piano
    James Banner – Bass
    Jonas Westergaard – Bass

    improvised music

    http://eliasstemeseder.comwww.jamesbanner.comhttps://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonas_Westergaard

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    Do, 10. September
    Santner/Merlo/Werner

    Paul Santner – Gitarre
    Fermin Merlo – Drums
    Sidney Werner – Bass

    These three musicians will present you with their favourite songs, originals and explorations of sound.
    All being active members in the Berlin music scene, they strive for an honest expression that serves the music as a whole.
    Tonight will mark their first on-stage appearance together and they wish to share their joy in music with you.

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    Fr, 11. September
    Donau Conversations

    Carl Morgan – git
    Tom Berkmann – bass
    Mathias Ruppnig – drums

    Donau Conversations is a monthly concert series presented by Berlin-based drummer Mathias Ruppnig. Each event will feature groups of varying styles and personnel, performing jazz standards, original music or free improvisation.
    “For me, Donau115 is a place that allows new musical and personal friendships to form, as well as a place to experiment with innovative musical concepts in front of a respectful and attentive audience.“

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    Sa, 12. September
    The Whisky Sours

    Mirna Bogdanovic – voice
    Declan Forde – piano
    James Banner – double bass

    Join us for an evening of rare, forgotten songs from the Great American Songbook.

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    So, 13. September
    Eldar Tsalikov and Greg Cohen

    Eldar Tsalikov and Greg Cohen are back at it again.
    The duo achieved worldwide fame after their first CD evaporated after being pressed.
    The music was so hot, the plastic melted!
    These two titans of the music formally known as “jazz” will serenade you with compositions
    written by famous melodists of the 20th century.
    I find no logical reason for missing this show, other than an extended holiday in Peoria, Illinois.
    Please come and join in the fun.
    Bass and saxophone hasn’t sounded this good since the wig party was in office.

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    WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

    Di, 15. SeptemberTwo-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 16. September Practically Married

    Do, 17. September MUTED #6
    Fr, 18. September Braun/Bäckström/D’Anna trio w. Toms Rudzinskis
    Sa, 19. September Ramiro Zayas Quartett

  • DIESE WOCHE: 1.- 6. SEPTEMBER, 2020

    DEAR FRIENDS,

    OUR NEW OPENING HOURS ARE:
    TUES-SAT FROM 18.00 ON
    SUNDAYS FROM 12.00 ON

    2 SHOWS PER NIGHT:
    1ST SHOW 20.30
    2ND SHOW 22.00
    APPROXIMATELY 25 people fit inside our bar per show & there is no reservation system, so come early if you want to get a place 

    TACO TUESDAY & SATURDAY 18.00-22.00
    MEXICAN BRUNCH SUNDAY 12.00-17.00
    by the one and onlyTaco Kween 
    Di, 1. September Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 2. September TRIBAL GATE

    Do, 3. September ONA Series
    Fr, 4. September Paul & Fabiana
    Sa, 5. September Johannes Haage Drift
    So, 6. September
    Esther van Maanen

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    Di, 1. September
    Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //

    ///////////////////////////// TWO-SONG TUESDAY ////////////////////////////////
    [sign up 19:00 // start 20:00]
    –> Beschreibung in Deutsch weiter unten

    Calling all songwriters!
    Calling all composers and instrumentalists and synth wizards!
    Calling all poets and writers and storytellers!

    Do you have new solo or duo material you’re itching to present?
    Join us for Donau115’s regular open stage series, Two-Song Tuesdays.

    Your set may include TWO SONGS or last TEN MINUTES.

    “How do I get booked?”
    Just show up // There is no pre-booking // Sign up opens at 19:00 (first come, first booked) // The first performer will begin at 20:00 // No soundcheck – so be ready. Slip on, blow minds, slip off.

    “What can I play?”
    This is entirely up to you. Out of respect for our neighbours:
    – you may NOT use loud percussion and loud bass-heavy signals into the PA.
    – you are welcome to use our backline, which includes:
    — piano
    — generic vocal microphones
    — a small terrible PA, accepting guitar/XLR cables (new one coming soon!)

    “But what about Covid-19”
    Yep, we know. 🙁 No more than 25 people may be in our stage area at any time. Those wishing to enter after that capacity has been reached can enjoy a drink or a taco in the back room or outside on our sidewalk seating until more spaces become available.

    “Anything else?”
    Donau115 is a very fun but weird musician’s musician kind of bar, come expecting oddballs.

    _______

    Mi, 2. September
    TRIBAL GATE

    TRIBAL GATE is a musical group formed in Berlin in the summer of 2020. Consisting of Eldar Tsalikov on woodwinds, Martin Buhl on double bass and Fermín Merlo on drums, the group plays freely improvised music with a shared goal in mind, namely to explore the art of improvisation in as many different contexts as possible.
    This has brought the group to seek out different locations all around Berlin, from clubs and galleries to the forests and the streets. And now the trio is gonna bring their fresh sound in Donau115.

    To get an idea, take a look at this trailer of a session that the band did in one of the Berlin’s forests: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diT-jr8BvOQ

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    Do, 3. September
    ONA Series

    Olga Amelchenko – alto sax
    Musina Ebobissé – tenor sax
    Tom Berkmann – double bass
    Mathias Ruppnig – drums

    ONA is a Slavic word which translates as SHE. ONA is Mirna Bogdanovic from Slovenia and Olga Amelchenko from Russia, two Berlin-based musicians who met at the Jazz Institut and have been friends ever since. Both active in the Berlin jazz scene, a mutual inspiration led to the idea of sharing a monthly series at their favourite club in Berlin, Donau115. Every month one of them will perform with some of their favourite musicians, either with existing bands or brand new projects – and you never know, they might even play together sometimes!

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    Fr, 4. September 
    Paul & Fabiana

    PAUL & FABIANA
    We saw each other basically every day since the coronavirus pandemic started. Life has treated us well. We studied all kinds of music together, played on all kinds of instruments.
    But what is the life of a musicians without you as an audience?
    So we are more than happy to get out of our snail-shell and share an evening of music with our beloved Donau115 audience.

    Depending on everybody´s mood we can throw in Lana del Reys Venice Bitch, or for the more demure ones, pure and chaste folk melodies, till we throw in the sponge.

    Fabiana Striffler – violin, mandolin, vocals
    Paul Santner – guitar, vocals

    entrance: 5-100000 Euros suggested
    _________________________________
    “FABIANA STRIFFLER is a very talented violinist who plays directly from the heart. Her beautiful sound is a reflection of herself. Fabiana has a unique balance of keen Intuition and Intellect that allows her to make pure music no matter what creative situation she finds herself in.“ New York 2016, Garry Dial (Grammy “live at the Village Vanguard”).
    Her early years she spent with her lovely family in Italy. During her childhood she was encouraged to engage in a variety of artistic and musical activities. Fabiana studied Jazz and Classical violin in Berlin (UdK and HfM). In 2016 she got a New York City – sponsorship to be able to work on her own music and get inspired by the New York music-scene. A year earlier she got the “Elsa-Neumann”- scholarship for compositions/performance with an modern and improvising string-quartet.
    MORE HERE:
    www.fabianastriffler.com

    PAUL SANTNER
    „Lyric and expressive, Paul Santner stands out as one of Europe’s most important players today.“ – Greg Cohen (Tom Waits, Woody Allen, Bob Dylan…).
    He was born in Salzburg, Austria in 1992. That’s where he started to sing and play the trumpet and the piano from a young age. He picked up the double bass at 14 and the guitar at 17. After having performed over 300 concerts in classical orchestras and professional Jazz Bands as a teenager, he moved to Berlin in 2011 to study music with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Greg Cohen and others. Apart from his solo, duo and trio projects he performs with Sun Dew, 1000 gram, Bitter Blond, Rachel Sermanni and many more all over Europe and beyond.
    MORE HERE:
    www.youtube.com/channel/UCvTuPdslSt5Y8fuzlQbZeng

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    Sa, 5. September
    Johannes Haage Drift

    Johannes Haage guitar, compositions
    Matthias Pichler bass
    Joe Smith drums, compositions

    english:

    These musicians of German, Austrian and American origin met in their current home-base Berlin and have been playing extensively as a band for many years.
    The Trio “DRIFT” mainly works with compositions by guitarist Johannes Haage and drummer Joe Smith which offer a great variety of stylistic starting points from which they embark on new musical journeys together, creating open spaces for spontaneous improvisation and mutual interplay. As in a dreamlike state, their music drifts from sparse to dense, from pop-like structures to free improvisation – but always staying true to the melody of the song and the calling of the moment.

    Their current second album “Darwin´s Blues”, came out in 2019, which features both bass players who are actively involved in the band: Founding member Matthias Pichler (Wolfgang Muthspiel Trio, Marc Copland etc.) as well as Oliver Potratz (Klima Kalima, Helen Schneider, etc.)
    The new compositions by Haage and Smith on the Album expand the concept of their debut album “Drift” by adding new elements like overdubs, loops, extended instrumental techniques and electronic modifications to the acoustic sound of the Band, thus opening up new pathways for fresh new live exploration of the material.

    deutsch:

    Die drei Musiker aus Deutschland, Österreich und den USA trafen sich in ihrer gemeinsamen Wahlheimat Berlin und spielen seit vielen Jahren in dieser Besetzung zusammen.
    Das Trio “DRIFT” arbeitet heute vornehmlich mit den Songs und Kompositionen des Gitarristen Johannes Haage und des Schlagzeugers Joe Smith.
    Hier geht es um die stets neue, gemeinsame Entwicklung des oft sparsam instrumentierten Materials im spontan-improvisatorischen Raum.
    Dabei driftet die Musik von karg zu verdichtet, von Song-Strukturen zu freierer Improvisation, bleibt dabei jedoch immer der Melodie des jeweiligen Stücks und der Einzigartigkeit des Moments treu.

    Ihr zweites Album “Darwin´s Blues” erschien 2019. Es sind beide Bassisten zu hören, die derzeit aktiv involviert sind: Sowohl Gründungsmitglied Matthias Pichler (Wolfgang Muthspiel Trio, Marc Copland etc.) als auch Oliver Potratz (Klima Kalima, Helen Schneider, etc.)
    Die neuen Kompositionen von Haage und Smith auf dem Album erweitern das akustische Klangkonzept ihres Debuts “Drift” durch Elemente wie Overdubs, Loops und elektronische Modifikation, und eröffnen neue Wege im konzertanten Umgang mit dem Material.

    johanneshaage.com

    https://shoebillmusic.bandcamp.com/album/darwin-s-blues
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVLe5Sj9grc&list=PLVzRStdX2GaRPmxNYfuX8TOyimOJa7K-e

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    So, 6. September
    Esther van Maanen

    Esther van Maanen plays a solo brunch set.

    During a solo concert by Esther van Maanen, you can expect a mix of classics from the sixties and her own brand of bluesy melodies. She covers Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and Joni Mitchell among others.

    She creates an intimate setting with songs that need an attentive ear. In her music she explores the combination between folk melodies and jazzy rhythms. She accompanies herself on guitar and piano, allowing her melodies to move with the flow of the instruments. People who were young in the sixties can be carried back to that time, and millennials might feel like buying a record player after a concert.

    AUDIO:
    https://soundcloud.com/esthervanmaanen
    https://11minuteslate.bandcamp.com/track/moonjamm

    VIDEO:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQaBv-n9p2U

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    WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

    Di, 8. SeptemberTwo-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 9. September Elias Stemeseder/James Banner/Jonas Westergaard

    Do, 10. September Santner/Merlo/Werner
    Fr, 11. September Donau Conversations
    Sa, 12. September The Whisky Sours
    So, 13. September Eldar Tsalikov and Greg Cohen

  • DIESE WOCHE: 25.-30. AUGUST, 2020

    DEAR FRIENDS,

    OUR NEW OPENING HOURS ARE:
    TUES-SAT FROM 18.00 ON
    SUNDAYS FROM 12.00 ON

    VERY GOOD NEWS: WE NOW HAVE AIR CONDITIONING! 🎉🎉🎉

    ALWAYS 2 SHOWS PER NIGHT:
    1ST SHOW 20.30
    2ND SHOW 22.00
    APPROXIMATELY 25 people fit inside our bar per show & there is no reservation system, so come early if you want to get a place 

    TACO TUESDAY & SATURDAY 18.00-22.00
    MEXICAN BRUNCH SUNDAY 12.00-17.00
    by the one and onlyTaco Kween 
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    Di, 25. August Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 26. August Dornbusch/Kempendorff/Henkelhausen/Merlo

    Do, 27. August SoKo Steidle
    Fr, 28. August Matilda Abraham feat. Takumi Motokawa
    Sa, 29. August Carl Morgan Quartet
    So, 30. August Kalle Zeier Solo

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    Di, 25. August
    Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //

    ///////////////////////////// TWO-SONG TUESDAY ////////////////////////////////
    [sign up 19:00 // start 20:00]
    –> Beschreibung in Deutsch weiter unten

    Calling all songwriters!
    Calling all composers and instrumentalists and synth wizards!
    Calling all poets and writers and storytellers!

    Do you have new solo or duo material you’re itching to present?
    Join us for Donau115’s regular open stage series, Two-Song Tuesdays.

    Your set may include TWO SONGS or last TEN MINUTES.

    “How do I get booked?”
    Just show up // There is no pre-booking // Sign up opens at 19:00 (first come, first booked) // The first performer will begin at 20:00 // No soundcheck – so be ready. Slip on, blow minds, slip off.

    “What can I play?”
    This is entirely up to you. Out of respect for our neighbours:
    – you may NOT use loud percussion and loud bass-heavy signals into the PA.
    – you are welcome to use our backline, which includes:
    — piano
    — generic vocal microphones
    — a small terrible PA, accepting guitar/XLR cables (new one coming soon!)

    “But what about Covid-19”
    Yep, we know. 🙁 No more than 25 people may be in our stage area at any time. Those wishing to enter after that capacity has been reached can enjoy a drink or a taco in the back room or outside on our sidewalk seating until more spaces become available.

    “Anything else?”
    Donau115 is a very fun but weird musician’s musician kind of bar, come expecting oddballs.

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    Mi, 26. August 
    Dornbusch/Kempendorff/Henkelhausen/Merlo

    Uli Kempendorff – Sax / Cl
    Phillip Dornbusch – Sax / Cl
    Felix Henkelhausen – B
    Fermín Merlo – Dr

    Celebrating the night with rarely played standards and originals.

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    Do, 27. August 
    SoKo Steidle

    Oliver Steidle – dr
    Rudi Mahall – bcl
    Henrik Walsdorff – as
    Jan Roder – ba

    Ein gänzlich eigenwilliger und zeitloser Sound zeichnet die SoKo Steidle aus. Diese
    Viererbande hat sich komplett der freien Improvisation zugewandt, dieser aus
    musikhistorischer Notwendigkeit entstandenen Spielweise, die heute mehr denn je auf der
    ganzen Welt zelebriert wird.
    Der Namensgeber des Quartetts, Oliver Steidle, zählt schon seit geraumer Zeit zu den
    angesagtesten, versiertesten und zukunftsweisendsten Musikern der jungen europäischen
    Avantgarde. Er hat sich durch zahlreiche, prominente Engagements und seine eigenen Bands
    „Oli Steidle & the killing Popes, Oliwood und SoKo Steidle einen Platz im internationalen
    Konzertbetrieb gesichert. Er ist seit Jahren Mitglied bei „PHILM“, „Der Rote Bereich“,
    „Klima Kalima“ , spielte mit Peter Brötzmann, Andrea Parkins, Alexander von
    Schlippenbach, Aki Takase, Louis Sclavis, Tristan Honsinger, Trevor Dunn, u.v.a., jettet
    unaufhörlich durch die Welt, schreibt Musik, ist undogmatisch, hat zahlreiche Preise
    gewonnen und auf allen wichtigen, nennenswerten Festivals gespielt.
    Gleiches gilt für Rudi Mahall, Henrik Walsdorff und Jan Roder, die, wie Steidle, zur
    absoluten Speerspitze der internationalen Avantgarde zählen.
    Hier, im Kollektiv ausgezeichneter Musiker, entstehen enorm vielseitige und stimmungsvolle
    Klangkreationen, die von rivalisierender Konkurrenz bis hin zu harmonischem
    Zusammenspiel reichen. Spontaneität und Freiheit im Spiel und die benötigte Verantwortung,
    ohne Vorgaben zu gestalten, sind die wichtigen Grundlagen für diese Musik. Desweiteren
    bedarf es neben der Hingabe zur Sache, der Fähigkeit sich zusammen zu finden, d.h. eine
    optimale personelle Kombination im Ensemble zu finden.
    So überrascht es nicht, dass Alexander von Schlippenbach einst über SoKo Steidle schrieb:
    Sie spielen zusammen wie die Teufel und swingen wie Motherfucker.

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    Fr, 28. August 
    Matilda Abraham feat. Takumi Motokawa

    An augmented version of Matilda Abraham’s solo setup featuring composer/producer/percussionist Takumi Motokawa. This gig celebrates the release of new music from Matilda Abraham’s third, self-produced EP, Sexpectation. Matilda’s highly personal style is best described as eclectic, ambient, electronic pop music.

    Vocalist/songwriter/bedroom producer. From Sydney now based in Berlin. Matilda Abraham’s music is driven by strong, pretty melodies and a desire to serve the music.

    Red Bull Music Academy 2016 participant. Selected by Grammy award winning producer Chilly Gonzales, along with four other participants, to collaborate for a sold out show in Montreal, Canada.

    “She reminds me of a young Leslie Feist. Suffice it to say her future’s bright.” –

    Chilly Gonzales (Daft Punk, Feist)

    Matilda Abraham – singing, song, keyboard, laptop
    Takumi Motokawa – synth, percussion

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    Sa, 29. August 
    Carl Morgan Quartet

    Carl Morgan Quartet

    Carl Morgan is a guitarist and composer hailing from Sydney, Australia. For his first concert at Donau 115 Carl will present a concert of original music blending influences from modern jazz and indie rock, with an emphasis on lyrical melodicism and intricate rhythmic interplay.

    Carl received first place in the 2014 National Jazz Awards, Australia’s top award for jazz musicians under the age of 35. He has performed and/or recorded with many renowned international jazz artists including Chris Potter, Becca Stevens, Chris Cheek, Jochen Reuckert, Charlie Watts, Bob
    Mintzer and James Morrison.

    “The real strength on these cuts, however, is built on Morgan’s facility with lyricism and space…” – The New York City Jazz Record.

    Carl Morgan – Guitar
    Povel Wiederstrand – Piano
    Phil Donkin – Bass
    Sebastian Merk – Drums

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    So, 30. August 
    Kalle Zeier Solo

    Kalle Zeier, Gitarrist und Komponist u.a. in Bands wie Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra und der Afro Funk Band Onom Agemo and the Discojumpers, spielt Eigenkompositionen und Improvisationen.
    Beeinflusst von Musikern wie Fred Frith und Marc Ribot, geht es ihm darum, neue Klänge durch Improvisation zu erzeugen und somit etwas neues und immer wieder überraschendes entstehen zu lassen.
    Die Musik lädt den Zuhörer dazu ein sich auf eine einzigartige und spannende, tranceartige musikalische Reise zu begeben.

    http://www.andromedameo.com/

    https://onomagemothediscojumpers.bandcamp.com/
    Kalle Zeier-E-Gitarre, Loops, Toys, Synth

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    WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

    Di, 1. September Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 2. September TRIBAL GATE

    Do, 3. September ONA Series
    Fr, 4. September Paul & Fabiana
    Sa, 5. September Johannes Haage Drift