NEWS

  • DIESE WOCHE: 30. NOVEMBER – 5. DECEMBER 2021

    Di, 30. November Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 1. December MUTED#8 / TOBIAS CHRISTL WILDERN

    Do, 2. December Beatdenker invites for RECORD RELEASE
    Fr, 3. December Practically Married #33 w/Percy Pursglove
    Sa, 4. December Mirna Bogdanović Group
    So, 5. December Christmas MarketHans Bilger and Friends

    …..2G+: show vaccination/recovery pass AND negative test to get inside.
    ………Concerts: 10 Euros or more.
    ……………We started the Donau115 Musician Fund.
    …………………The bar accepts card payments now.
    ………………………More info below.

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    Di, 30. November 
    Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //

    ///// TWO-SONG TUESDAY /////
    [sign up 19:00 // start 20:00]

    [CORONA SAFETY MEASURE: please bring your own microphone if you have one.]
    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 20:30
    // 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
    — PA, accepting guitar/XLR cables

    “Anything else?”
    Donau115 is a very fun but weird musician’s musician kind of bar, come expecting oddballs.
    FURTHER QUESTIONS?
    info@donau115.de

    _______

    Mi, 1. December 
    MUTED#8 / TOBIAS CHRISTL WILDERN

    MUTED
    an evening themed by host tobias christl
    #8: WILDERN

    Tobias Christl (voc/eff/key)
    Keisuke Matsuno (guit)
    Dan Peter Sundland (e-bass)
    Daniel Schröteler (drums)

    WILDERN ist eine hochpulsierende Mischung aus Pop, Jazz und freier Improvisation. Die Band um den Sänger Tobias Christl nimmt sich Songs von Popgrößen wie Leonard Cohen, A-ha, den Beach Boys oder Simon & Garfunkel und stellt damit allerhand an. Erklärtes Ziel ist es, einen Kern der Lieder herauszuarbeiten und im neue Ebenen hinzuzufügen. Aus einer melancholischen Ballade entwächst ein Groovemonster, aus orchestralem Pomp wird eine kammermusikalische Miniatur in Gänsehaut.
    Gemeinsam mit seiner Band entwickelt Tobias Christl Musik ganz selbstverständlich aus der Summe aller persönlichen Einflüsse und Eindrücke, egal aus welcher Richtung. Und der Lust, aus diesen etwas Eigenes zu erschaffen und neue Räume zu betreten.
    Mit hörbarer Freude am Dekonstruieren, Abreißen und Umbauen entsteht hier wirklich neue Musik, reich an Ecken und Kanten, Kontrasten, Brüchen und unerwarteten Wendungen. Eine berauschende Reise in den Free Jazz und zurück, immer auf der Basis von unikaten und unverwechselbaren Arrangements. Zugleich bleibt die Seele der Songs erhalten, je nach Betrachtungsweise könnte man sagen: sie wird freigelegt.
    Der Trieb ist reißerisch und möchte nicht gezähmt werden – Wildern!
    Presse
    „Einer der außergewöhnlichsten Musiker des deutschen Jazz. “
    – Der Freitag
    „Eine alle Genres überschreitende Musikvision.“
    – Süddeutsche Zeitung
    „Ein intelligenter Hörspaß, der bekannte Melodien und Songs in ein völlig neues Licht rückt.“
    – Jazzthing
    „Ein echtes Multitalent.“
    – rbb Radio eins
    „Tobias Christl ist eine Rarität, ein Sänger, den es so im deutschen Jazz noch nicht gab.“
    – SR 2
    Die Band wurde u.a. für den Echo Jazz, den Bremer Jazzpreis und den neuen Deutschen Jazzpreis nominiert.

    Videos

    Musikvideo „Take on me“
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2QbWdjFqeQ
    Live Video „Under the cherry moon“
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxxznm4QJkA&frags=pl%2Cwn
    Live-Mitschnitt „Avalanche / Sound of silence“
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPq0NkkN33Y

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    Do, 2. December 
    Beatdenker invites for RECORD RELEASE

    Beatdenker invites for RECORD RELEASE and endless fun!

    Beatdenker – git, fx, mpc, loops, something

    Beatdenker plays live and improvises every time and everywhere anew. For his Postcontemporary Brain Beats, he always brings his MPC for drum and fun samples, his loop station and his guitar synthesizer for nice and ugly melodies, fluid chords and mean basslines.
    For his Donau series he usually invites different wonderful musicians for different music. But this time, he gonna present some music of his new album and more. It can be beaty, noisy, sensitive, funny, weird, something… but it will always be fresh, encouraging, real, spirited, bubbly and full of energy. Yippie!

    https://subwaterbeats.de/beatdenker/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZgacxiemuw…https://www.facebook.com/beatdenkerhttps://www.instagram.com/beatdenker/

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    Fr, 3. December
    Practically Married #33 w/Percy Pursglove

    Declan Forde – Piano
    James Banner – Bass
    +
    Special guest
    Percy Pursglove – Trumpet

    improvised music.

    Percy Pursglove is a multi-instrumentalist trumpeter, double bassist, educator, improviser and composer, working internationally across a broad spectrum of jazz, contemporary classical and creative musical settings.
    “Somehow Pursglove created a completely whole musical world all of his own. That is a rare achievement.” – Jazzwise
    http://www.percypursglove.com/

    Since 2015, Practically Married have collaborated with Vilde&Inga, Tobias Delius, John Hollenbeck, Max Andrzejewski, João Lopes Pereira, Eric Vaughn and many more, and have become a regular fixture on the Berlin jazz and improvised music scene. They also perform as part of other acts including the award-winning Rachel Sermanni and James Banner’s USINE, and have performed sold out shows at Spiegesaal and Konzerthaus Berlin (with Fabiana Striffler and Mirna Bogdanovic) and Leeds Jazz Festival in 2018. They have 4 releases available on Bandcamp, and currently curate a monthly series at Berlin’s Donau115, named ‘one of the best jazz clubs in Europe’ by The Guardian.
    https://practicallymarried.bandcamp.com/album/short-step
    https://practicallymarried.bandcamp.com/…/practically…

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    Sa, 4. December
    Mirna Bogdanović Group


    Mirna Bogdanovic – voice, efx, ukulele
    Povel Widestrand – piano, synth
    Peter Meyer – guit, efx
    Felix Henkelhausen – bass
    Philip Dornbusch – drums

    Jazz singer/songwriter Mirna Bogdanović is combining vocal and instrumental, individual and collective, real-time and post-production, perception and reality: all presented on her debut album “Confrontation” (Klaeng Records). The album was awarded “Debut Album of The Year” by the Deutscher Jazzpreis and is on the Bestenliste 2/2021 of the “Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik”.
    The band is going to the studio in January, to record Mirna’s second album – the program of which you will be able to hear at Donau115 on this very night. The band will also play songs from the first album.

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    A native Slovenian/Bosnian that’s now based in Berlin, Bogdanović is a Downbeat award winner, former member of the German National Big Band (BuJazzO), scholar of the University of Arts in Berlin, and Slovenian Ministry of culture. She is an active member of the Berlin jazz scene and has collaborated with numerous international musicians in Germany and abroad.
    Not too many singers have the strength to make themselves independent from the vocal point of view in their own music. Mirna Bogdanović succeeds in squaring the circle by thinking like a pianist, guitarist, saxophonist or producer.
    – Wolf Kampmann

    “Singer/composer Mirna Bogdanovic has been a strong presence on the European jazz scene for some years now. Her sultry tone, expressive phrasing and total musicality, make her the choice of many musicians “in the know”. Comfortable in all walks of musical life, Ms. Bogdanovic is guaranteed to please.” – Greg Cohen

    https://mirnabogdanovic.com/https://mirnabogdanovic.bandcamp.com/album/confrontationhttps://youtu.be/wJBPHwMgkxUhttps://open.spotify.com/artist/2ZYYF7KxNqGchYPBEtXjxw…https://music.apple.com/de/album/confrontation/1541173933…

    Photo: Dovile Sermokas

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    So, 5. December
    Christmas Market

    treasures from the earth – sounds from heavens – delicious Glühwein
    CRYSTALS FOR SALE
    Great earth treasure gift ideas!
    Presented by Greg Cohen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Cohen
    MUSIC FROM DONAU115 MUSICIANS
    purchase musical christmas gifts
    CASH ONLY
    stay for the show afterwards:

    Hans Bilger and Friends

    Hans Bilger, a Berlin-based, New York City-raised musician, will be joined by some of the city’s most creative improvisers for a night of original music, folk songs, standards, and hymns.

    Hans Bilger | voice, double bass, guitar
    Ruby Bilger | voice
    Jordan Dinsdale | percussion
    Paul Santner | voice, double bass, guitar, piano
    Fabiana Striffler | voice, violin

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    OPENING HOURS:
    TUES-SUN 18:00 – ??
    We do not have a reservation system – show up early enough to get a seat! // // // // //

    Plague Fun: Corona Rules

    Case numbers are low, but the bug’s still around so we will be taking many measures to make sure we’re all doing our part to end the pandemic once and for all.

    Since November 23rd we implement the so called 2G+ rule at Donau115. This means only people with full vaccination/recovery and a negative Schnelltest can come inside (2G+ = geimpft/genesen+getestet = vaccinated/recovered+tested).   

    1: OUTSIDE: contact tracing – To join us outside, you must provide contact tracing information. We will keep this information safe for the required amount of time and destroy it with fire once that time has elapsed.

    2: INSIDE: vaccinated or recovered + negative test – To join us inside, you must provide contact tracing information as above. Additionally, you must provide proof of full vaccination or recovery and a negative Schnelltest, without exception. You cannot get in with just a test (neither “Schnelltest” nor PCR-Test). Once you’re inside you don’t have to wear a mask anymore or keep minimum distance. Standing at the bar is also allowed again.

    3: BE PATIENT AND FLEXIBLE- These rules are subject to change. We follow the directions of the Berlin Senate and when they provide new guidelines we will follow those. Always check the FB event or the website prior to coming to the concert to make sure you’re prepared for any government limitations that may have been imposed since last time you checked.

    Eintritts-Kanne + Donau115 Musician Fund

    ENTRITTS-KANNE
    Please contribute 10 EURO OR MORE to the Eintritts-Kanne. That’s your entry fee. Each night’s musicians receive 100% of this hard-earned money.

    DONAU115 MUSICIAN FUND
    The Donau115 Musician Fund boosts the Eintritts-Kanne when nightly collections are too low. Consider a monthly contribution to support economic stability for musicians who perform here. All contributors will receive an annual secret surprise, exclusively for contributors.

    PAYPAL:
    donau115@gmail.com

    IBAN:
    Donau115 – Alt von Harbou Matheny GbR
    IBAN DE64100400000655707800
    Subject: Solidarity ____
    (Include your email address in place of the ___ to receive informaiton about the annual secret surprise.)


    We Now Accept Card Payments

    We now accept credit cards. If you’re out of cash, just tell our staff and we’ll run your card for you, no minimum, no fee. #DeutscheDigitalisierung

    WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

    Di, 7. December Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 8. December JAMIE & I.M.H.O.

    Do, 9. December BLUME
    Fr, 10. December Henkelhausen / Gerhardus / Wankel
    Sa, 11. December KAYAN Project
    So, 12. December Friede Merz

  • DIESE WOCHE: 23. – 28. NOVEMBER, 2021

    Di, 23. November Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 24. November Lucia Boffo & Quique Sinesi – Songs From Cuchi Leguizam

    Do, 25. November Alex Ventling Trio
    Fr, 26. November Fabian Dudek Quartet
    Sa, 27. November Gregor Lener’s Floating Time
    So, 28. November Trio Grenzgänger

    …..2G+: show vaccination/recovery pass AND negative test to get inside.
    ………Concerts: 10 Euros or more.
    ……………We started the Donau115 Musician Fund.
    …………………The bar accepts card payments now.
    ………………………More info below.

    // // // // //

    Di, 23. November 
    Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //

    ///// TWO-SONG TUESDAY /////
    [sign up 19:00 // start 20:00]

    [CORONA SAFETY MEASURE: please bring your own microphone if you have one.]
    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 20:30
    // 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
    — PA, accepting guitar/XLR cables

    “Anything else?”
    Donau115 is a very fun but weird musician’s musician kind of bar, come expecting oddballs.
    FURTHER QUESTIONS?
    info@donau115.de

    _______

    Mi, 24. November 
    Lucia Boffo & Quique Sinesi – Songs From Cuchi Leguizam

    Cuchi Leguizamon is one of the best-known composers of Argentine Folklore music. His music not only has references to the traditions of Argentina but also to Debussy and Bill Evans.
    Quique and Lucia have embarked on the journey of reinterpreting the music of this beloved composer, daring to cross the boundaries of form and structure, allowing the language of improvisation to be the starting point for their arrangements and interpretations. Lucia and Quique propose a journey into the Argentinean landscapes, tinged with Jazz textures and colors through their arrangements.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpYwP0KSzeo
    About Quique Sinesi:
    http://www.quiquesinesi.com/
    About Lucia Boffo:
    https://linktr.ee/luciaboffo

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    Do, 25. November 
    Alex Ventling Trio

    Alex Ventling (NZ) – prepared piano, synth
    Elias Weber (DE) – double bass
    Phelan Burgoyne (UK) – drums

    This is the music and improvisations of New Zealand pianist, Alex Ventling, and his long friendship with drummer, Phelan Burgoyne, and more recent addition of bassist, Elias Weber.
    Long-form improvisations conjure up compositions, that appear as mountains might elude out from behind the fjord mist. Yes, think New Zealand landscapes but with European edginess.

    https://www.alexventling.com/copenhagen-duo-series.html

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    Fr, 26. November
    Fabian Dudek Quartet

    Fabian Dudek / Reeds, Komposition
    Felix Hauptmann / Piano, Synthesizer
    David Helm / Kontrabass
    Fabian Arends / Schlagzeug

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6GdL0QoLE8www.fabiandudek.de

    Fabian Dudek ist ein Saxophonist und Komponist aus Berlin.
    Seine Formation setzt sich neben Dudek aus drei der vielversprechendsten jungen Musiker der freien und kreativen deutschen Musikszene zusammen.
    Die Kompositionen stammen von Dudek und werden größtenteils im Kollektiv erarbeitet.

    Photo copyright Marco Borowski

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    Sa, 27. November
    Gregor Lener’s Floating Time

    Gregor Lener – Trumpet/Compositions
    Bernhard Ludescher – Keys
    Felix Barth – Bass
    Markus Daßau – Drums

    Gregor Lener is an Austrian trumpeter and composer who lives and works in Berlin. One of his most important new band formations is the project ‘Floating Time’, consisting of four musicians who, despite different life paths and commitments, have always been able to find each other and ventured a new beginning in spring 2018.
    Musically, the quartet moves in the jazz-fusion area. Catchy trumpet melodies merge with driving rhythms and funky bass lines, enveloped by spherical synth surfaces.
    The constant attempt to embed or rediscover the musical roots in new jazz contexts has shaped Gregor Lener for many years. The balancing act between the musical world of his childhood, the constant reorientation of his Tyrolean roots, made him search for his own voice and find it in his compositions with his quartet.
    After the debut album ‘Shore Of Now’, which has already been presented to an enthusiastic audience all over Germany, a second album is now in the making and will also already be part of the concert programme.

    www.gregorlener.com

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA-wUgQK2jI
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiWAcYR2adg

    Photocredit: peerkuglerphotography

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    So, 28. November
    Trio Grenzgänger

    Manuel Borraz Monasterio – Klavier
    Victor Vivar – Bass
    Ruben Staub – Klarinette, Bassklarinette

    Im Trio Grenzgänger begegnen sich Manuel Borraz Monasterio, Victor Vivar und Ruben Staub im Spannungsfeld zwischen Jazz und klassischer Musik. Alle drei Bandmitglieder komponieren und erforschen gemeinsam Wege, den Kontrapunkt und die Kunst der Form klassischer Werke mit dem Groove und der Spontaneität des Jazz zu verbinden.
    Das Trio widmet sich außerdem intensiv einer Synthese aus Musik und Poesie.
    Im 2020 entstandenen Programm „Holding Pattern“ bringt das Trio Stillstand, ausgiebige Suche, Hoffnung und Aufbruch zum Klingen. Die Eigenkompositionen verbinden sinnlichen, klangfarbenreichen Jazz mit Einflüssen aus Soundtrack und klassischer Musik. Eingeflochten in die Musik sind die berührenden Gedichte des norwegischen Dichters Rolf Jacobsen.

    https://www.rubenstaub.com/trio-grenzgaengerhttps://soundcloud.com/…/trio…/s-cpJCYxwkGOQ…

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    OPENING HOURS:
    TUES-SUN 18:00 – ??
    We do not have a reservation system – show up early enough to get a seat! // // // // //

    Plague Fun: Corona Rules

    Case numbers are low, but the bug’s still around so we will be taking many measures to make sure we’re all doing our part to end the pandemic once and for all.

    Since November 23rd we implement the so called 2G+rule at Donau115. This means only people with full vaccination/recovery and a negative Schnelltest can come inside (2G+ = geimpft/genesen+getestet = vaccinated/recovered+tested).   

    1: OUTSIDE: contact tracing – To join us outside, you must provide contact tracing information. We will keep this information safe for the required amount of time and destroy it with fire once that time has elapsed.

    2: INSIDE: vaccinated or recovered + negative test – To join us inside, you must provide contact tracing information as above. Additionally, you must provide proof of full vaccination or recovery and a negative Schnelltest, without exception. You cannot get in with just a test (neither “Schnelltest” nor PCR-Test). Once you’re inside you don’t have to wear a mask anymore or keep minimum distance. Standing at the bar is also allowed again.

    3: BE PATIENT AND FLEXIBLE- These rules are subject to change. We follow the directions of the Berlin Senate and when they provide new guidelines we will follow those. Always check the FB event or the website prior to coming to the concert to make sure you’re prepared for any government limitations that may have been imposed since last time you checked.

    Eintritts-Kanne + Donau115 Musician Fund

    ENTRITTS-KANNE
    Please contribute 10 EURO OR MORE to the Eintritts-Kanne. That’s your entry fee. Each night’s musicians receive 100% of this hard-earned money.

    DONAU115 MUSICIAN FUND
    The Donau115 Musician Fund boosts the Eintritts-Kanne when nightly collections are too low. Consider a monthly contribution to support economic stability for musicians who perform here. All contributors will receive an annual secret surprise, exclusively for contributors.

    PAYPAL:
    donau115@gmail.com

    IBAN:
    Donau115 – Alt von Harbou Matheny GbR
    IBAN DE64100400000655707800
    Subject: Solidarity ____
    (Include your email address in place of the ___ to receive informaiton about the annual secret surprise.)


    We Now Accept Card Payments

    We now accept credit cards. If you’re out of cash, just tell our staff and we’ll run your card for you, no minimum, no fee. #DeutscheDigitalisierung

    WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

    DONAU115 CHRISTMAS MARKET — Saturday, December 5th, 14:00 to 19:00 Uhr
    treasures from the earth – sounds from heavens – delicious Glühwein
    /// Greg Cohen presenting stones and minerals /// music to purchase from Donau115 musicians   
    CONCERT afterwards ↓


    Di, 30. November Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 1. December MUTED#8 / TOBIAS CHRISTL WILDERN

    Do, 2. December Beatdenker invites for RECORD RELEASE
    Fr, 3. December Practically Married
    Sa, 4. December Mirna Bogdanović Group
    So, 5. December Hans Bilger and Friends

  • DIESE WOCHE 16.-21. NOVEMBER 2021

    Di, 16. November Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 17. November Timo Vollbrecht FLY MAGIC (New York/Berlin/Seoul)

    Do, 18. November Hammers & Plectrums// Jason Oberman
    Fr, 19. November Stereo Heart
    Sa, 20. November Malstrom
    So, 21. November My Sister Grenadine


    …..2G: show vaccination/recovery document to get inside (no tests).
    ………Concerts: 10 Euros or more.
    ……………We started the Donau115 Musician Fund.
    …………………The bar accepts card payments now.
    ………………………More info below.

    // // // // //

    Di, 16. November 
    Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //

    ///// TWO-SONG TUESDAY /////
    [sign up 19:00 // start 20:00]

    [CORONA SAFETY MEASURE: please bring your own microphone if you have one.]
    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 20:30
    // 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
    — PA, accepting guitar/XLR cables

    “Anything else?”
    Donau115 is a very fun but weird musician’s musician kind of bar, come expecting oddballs.
    FURTHER QUESTIONS?
    info@donau115.de

    _______

    Mi, 17. November 
    Timo Vollbrecht FLY MAGIC (New York/Berlin/Seoul)

    Timo Vollbrecht – sax
    Keisuke Matsuno – guitar
    Elias Stemeseder – synthesizers & piano
    Dayeon Seok – drums

    Based out of Brooklyn and rooted in Berlin, saxophonist-bandleader Timo Vollbrecht moves at the intersection of composed and improvised music. His compositions are song-oriented while organically combining elements of jazz, post-rock, new music, and electro-acoustic soundscapes. FLY MAGIC is his signature ensemble. The band tours worldwide, appears at major festivals, released two albums, and is gearing up for a third one. For the first time, Vollbrecht is bringing his Brooklyn-line up to Berlin to feature his longtime musical collaborators: Sound-wizard-guitarist Keisuke Matsuno, Elias Stemeseder on keys and synth-bass as well as drumming-star Dayeon Seok. They will present brand-new tunes, searching for the paths less traveled and capturing the moment of surprise.

    www.timovollbrecht.com

    https://open.spotify.com/album/5oacJf2oaqmv7vzl3NXPxB
    https://music.apple.com/us/artist/timo-vollbrecht/350373970
    https://youtu.be/_UtB8ni2U8M
    https://youtu.be/tJsSjgIZu1o
    https://youtu.be/8Pr-TfiB4Xs
    https://www.instagram.com/timovollbrechtmusic/
    https://www.facebook.com/flymagicband

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    Do, 18. November 
    Hammers & Plectrums// Jason Oberman

    Hello hello dear Berliners!
    Come out to see a night of wondrous music

    💜
    💜
    💜

    Lineup : 1st set: Hammers & Plectrums: Jason Oberman (guitar) and Tamir Kedem (piano)
    2nd set: Jason Oberman (guitar) and a special guest or two (!!)

    Hammers & Plectrums will present composed and improvised music for piano and guitar duo. Here’s their story:
    On a fabled day at California Institute of the Arts, Tamir and Jason began their explorations. From that point of surprising yet undeniable resonance, music sprung forth through free improvisations and a vast collection of written works. The pair created a language for improvisation, which tells a shared narrative. Compositions are colored by the individual’s background, but come to life through the collective. Hammers and Plectrums have performed throughout Los Angeles and have continued remote collaboration throughout the pandemic.
    Next, Jason Oberman will be performing a collection of original works for solo acoustic steel and nylon string guitars. While living in Berkeley, California during the Corona lockdown, Jason began taking his guitar to various locations and discovered alternate tunings that seemed to resonate in a particular way with each space. This organic exploration led him to create a collection of compositions dedicated to places that touched his heart. He will offer music dedicated to ancient forests, sun-kissed parks, swan filled rivers, and houses colored by warm cups of tea and morning greens.

    About Tamir: Tamir Kedem, based in Tel Aviv, Israel, discovered the magic of piano at the age of 9. At 21, he studied at the Center for Jazz Studies in Israel, performing with and leading ensembles throughout the country. Following his studies in Israel, Tamir went on to California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles to pursue his BFA in Jazz Piano. At CalArts, he studied with David Roitstein and played and performed with Joe LaBarbara, Bennie Maupin and Larry Koonse. In addition, he formed his own band, “Tamir Kedem Septagon”, consisting of 7 musicians. They performed Tamir’s original music throughout the Los Angeles area. Tamir received the Disney scholarship from CalArts, the Artist Grant from The Anton Yelchin Foundation in 2019, and other awards. His first album, “BabaYaga” was released in late 2019 and was performed throughout Los Angeles.
    Tamir has developed a unique and personal compositional practice. He creates a story within a carefully constructed musical universe.
    About Jason: Born in Los Angeles, Jason began playing guitar when he was five. By the 6th grade, he fell in love with jazz. Jason received the Jerry Margolis Jazz Award his senior year of high school. Along with this award, he also received a Semi-Finalist Award in The Music Center’s Spotlight Jazz Instrumental Competition and Honorable Mention for the Young Arts Award. He then went on to spend two years studying at Eastman School of Music where he developed both as a performer and as a composer, exploring jazz and classical music. After Eastman, he transferred to California Institute of the Arts where he received his Bachelor’s degree in jazz guitar in 2020.
    Jason now resides in Berlin, Germany. He currently composes, arranges, and performs with a wide variety of ensembles. In addition, he is an active and devoted teacher, focusing on a sustainable and heartfelt approach to guitar.

    photo by Joshua Sadinsky:
    joshuasadinsky.com
    https://hammersandplectrums.com/oming soon!
    https://jasonobermanmusic.com/

    _______

    Fr, 19. November
    Stereo Heart

    Fabiana Striffler – violin (DE)
    Greg Cohen – double bass (USA)

    The Duo was born in 2010 and the two have maintained a musical collaboration and a close friendship ever since their arrival in Berlin.
    This will be the XVIIth night of their concert series >>Stereo Heart<< at their beloved Donau115.

    www.fabianastriffler.com
    https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Cohen

    Every year they present a >Artistic Music Improvisation Workshop< in Berlin and Tuscany.
    For all instruments and also especially or string players on a semiprofessional and professional level.
    If you are interested get more information here:

    http://www.artful-music-improv.com/

    _______

    Sa, 20. November
    Malstrom

    Florian Walter – Saxophone
    Axel Zajac – Guitar
    Jo Beyer – Drums

    The Malstrom devours everything in its reach, be it light, sound or matter. It sucks everything into its vortex, drawing it deeper and deeper into the very center of the Malstrom. But what do you find at the core, at the very bottom of the swirl? The eye of the storm? A void, sheer nothingness? Is it a place of calmness that contrasts the furious edges? Does the Malstrom ever end?
    And most importantly: Are you ready to find out?

    https://youtu.be/1TaHJVxtqiM_______

    So, 21. November
    My Sister Grenadine

    Frieda Gawenda: vocals, flugelhorn, baritone horn, flute, casio, objects
    Vincenz Kokot: vocals, ukulele, guitar, words

    My Sister Grenadine play folk with the joy of experimenting. Built from a variety of instruments, entwined with vocal harmonies and a love for details. Their music juggles with sound and language, arrangement and reduction, authenticity and camouflage. Free Folk, John Cage Pop, radical softness.
    My Sister Grenadine lives at various places. These places are songs, these songs are people.
    Let´s meet and walk for a bit while listening to each other.

    The duo will present their new album “sleep material” (Solaris Empire/BrokenSilence) released in October 2021!

    “My Sister Grenadine is a songwriting project that gets you with its stunning songs, which always sound light and sensual but are enormously complex and substantially designed. Very fresh, very skillfully conceived and very, very beautiful.” – Intro
    “Great Berlin Discovery!” – Rolling Stone

    www.mysistergrenadine.com
    www.mysistergrenadine.bandcamp.com
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist…

    copyright: Sascha Kokot

    // // // // //


    OPENING HOURS:
    TUES-SUN 18:00 – ??
    We do not have a reservation system – show up early enough to get a seat! // // // // //

    Plague Fun: Corona Rules

    Case numbers are low, but the bug’s still around so we will be taking many measures to make sure we’re all doing our part to end the pandemic once and for all.

    Since September 18th we implement the so called 2G-rule at Donau115. This means only people with full vaccination or recovered people can come inside (2G = geimpft/genesen = vaccinated/recovered).   

    1: OUTSIDE: contact tracing – To join us outside, you must provide contact tracing information. We will keep this information safe for the required amount of time and destroy it with fire once that time has ellapsed.

    2: INSIDE: vaccinated or recovered (a test is not enough) – To join us inside, you must provide contact tracing information as above. Additionally, you must provide proof of full vaccination or recovery, without exception. You cannot get in with a test (neither “Schnelltest” nor PCR-Test). Once you’re inside you don’t have to wear a mask anymore or keep minimum distance. Standing at the bar is also allowed again.

    3: BE PATIENT AND FLEXIBLE- These rules are subject to change. We follow the directions of the Berlin Senate and when they provide new guidelines we will follow those. Always check the FB event or the website prior to coming to the concert to make sure you’re prepared for any government limitations that may have been imposed since last time you checked.

    Eintritts-Kanne + Donau115 Musician Fund

    ENTRITTS-KANNE
    Please contribute 10 EURO OR MORE to the Eintritts-Kanne. That’s your entry fee. Each night’s musicians receive 100% of this hard-earned money.

    DONAU115 MUSICIAN FUND
    The Donau115 Musician Fund boosts the Eintritts-Kanne when nightly collections are too low. Consider a monthly contribution to support economic stability for musicians who perform here. All contributors will receive an annual secret surprise, exclusively for contributors.

    PAYPAL:
    donau115@gmail.com

    IBAN:
    Donau115 – Alt von Harbou Matheny GbR
    IBAN DE64100400000655707800
    Subject: Solidarity ____
    (Include your email address in place of the ___ to receive informaiton about the annual secret surprise.)


    We Now Accept Card Payments

    We now accept credit cards. If you’re out of cash, just tell our staff and we’ll run your card for you, no minimum, no fee. #DeutscheDigitalisierung
    WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

    Di, 23. November Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 24. November Lucia Boffo & Quique Sinesi – Songs From Cuchi Leguizam

    Do, 25. November Alex Ventling Trio
    Fr, 26. November Fabian Dudek Quartet
    Sa, 27. November Gregor Lener’s Floating Time
    So, 28. November Trio Grenzgänger

  • DIESE WOCHE: 9.-14. NOVEMBER, 2021

    Di, 9. November Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 10. November REICH/PRINGLE/BAUMGÄRTNER

    Do, 11. November Manko
    Fr, 12. November Jo
    Sa, 13. November inEvitable
    So, 14. November Lit vol. 4


    …..2G: show vaccination/recovery document to get inside (no tests).
    ………Concerts: 10 Euros or more.
    ……………We started the Donau115 Musician Fund.
    …………………The bar accepts card payments now.
    ………………………More info below.

    // // // // //

    Di, 9. November 
    Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //

    ///// TWO-SONG TUESDAY /////
    [sign up 19:00 // start 20:00]

    [CORONA SAFETY MEASURE: please bring your own microphone if you have one.]
    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 20:30
    // 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
    — PA, accepting guitar/XLR cables

    “Anything else?”
    Donau115 is a very fun but weird musician’s musician kind of bar, come expecting oddballs.
    FURTHER QUESTIONS?
    info@donau115.de

    _______

    Mi, 10. November 
    REICH/PRINGLE/BAUMGÄRTNER

    Maria Reich – violine
    Mark Pringle – p / synth
    Moritz BAumgärtner – drums

    Zu dritt
    Räume öffnen
    Frakturen freilegen
    und mit Schallwellen fluten

    Zwischenwelten einschmelzen
    und Neuronen spiegeln
    wach mischen
    und abperlen lassen

    Dumpfes, Leises
    finden
    mit Schwerkraft

    gemeinsam
    Rundes formen
    Zusammenklingen
    bis sich Fliehkraft durchsetzt

    in gleißende, helle
    Höhen dispersieren
    rasende
    Kleintod-Momente
    Kleinod-Fragmente

    den Faden
    verlieren,
    anknüpfen, aufspannen
    freifliegen

    -Maria Reich

    https://www.marytherichest.com

    https://www.markpringlemusic.com
    http://moritzbaumgaertner.de

    Foto by Gabriel Carlson

    _______

    Do, 11. November 
    Manko

    Asger Uttrup Nissen – alt
    Otis Sandsjö – tenor
    Alexander Rueß – guitar
    Robert Lucaciu – bass
    Florian Lauer – drums

    SCHWEBEN IN REALITÄTEN ZWISCHEN URBANITÄT UND DEM DRANG ZUR NATÜRLICHKEIT, ZWISCHEN TECHNOLOGIE UND HUMANEN KRISEN, DA STELLT SICH DIE FRAGE: WAS IST EIGENTLICH NOCH ECHT – BIST DU ECHT? BIN ICH ECHT? WIE KANN ICH ICH SEIN? WAS FÜHLE ICH, WÄHREND DER POST-URBANE RAUM, DER MICH UMGIBT, SICH KONSTANT VERÄNDERT? DIE GRENZEN ZWISCHEN DIGITALEM RAUM UND DEM HIER UND JETZT VERSCHWIMMEN, WÄHREND ICH NACH HALT SUCHE.

    Diese Fragen erforscht das Bandprojekt MANKO und verbindet damit seine im experimentellen Jazz verwurzelte Klangsprache mit Fragen von höchster Aktualität. Zielsetzung ist dabei immer die künstlerische Relevanz durch musikalische Tiefe im Kontext der heutigen Zeit.

    Das Projekt Manko spielt regelmäßig seit 2018. Nach Konzerten auf der Jazz Baltica, dem Trave Jazz Festival oder FatJazz Hamburg veröffentlichten sie im Juni 2021 ihr Debüt mit ihrem Haus und Hof Produzenten Petter Eldh. Der neuartige Sound verbindet elektro-urbane Beats und die Ehrlichkeit eines akustisch gespieltem Instruments. Die Bandmitglieder sind keineswegs Unbekannte auf der internationalen Bühne; so hört man sie auch in Formationen wie “Y-Otis”, “Koma Saxo”, “Zur Schönen Aussicht”, “Jim Black & the Shrimps” und dem „Arne Jansen Trio“.

    https://youtu.be/B26ODFY6iBo

    https://open.spotify.com/track/0odRJEPXhQZ1pSXkXwqKQO…
    https://soundcloud.com/…/kaputte…/s-NRU3BobZrqZ…

    _______

    Fr, 12. November
    Jo

    Matthew Halpin Tenorsaxophon
    Andreas Wahl – E-Gitarre / Akustikgitarre
    Felix Elsner – Klavier
    Jo Beyer – Schlagzeug

    Schreibe deine Lieblingsmusik, finde deine Lieblingsmusiker, gib dem Ganzen einen Namen und fertig ist die Lieblingsband! Genau das hat der Schlagzeuger Jo Beyer gemacht. Tun was einem gefällt – Das ist die Devise dieser Band und genauso klingt es auch. Kompromissloser Spass mit vertrackt hitverdächtigen Kompositionen, gespielt von einigen der allerfeinsten Improvisatoren des zeitgenössischen Jazz.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZLJmi9w3hcwww.jobeyer.com/jo.html

    _______

    Sa, 13. November 
    inEvitable

    Evi Filippou – vibraphone, percussion, vocals
    Arne Braun – guitar
    Felix Henkelhausen – bass
    Eldar Tsalikov – alto saxophone
    Moritz Baumgärtner – drums

    EN
    Researching the balance in the coexistence of composition and improvisation, precision and authentic personal expression, contemporary music, jazz and greek folk music, greek percussionist Evi Filippou formed the quintet inEvitable.
    Greek traditional rhythms, rembetiko melodies from the ’20s and reharmonisations of beloved folk songs flirt with the experimental sound of Berlin’s jazz scene. The listener enters a microcosmos which resembles at the same time a cabaret, a contemporary music concert, a greek feast and New York in the ’60s as Evi imagines it.

    DE
    Die Koexistenz von zeitgenössischer Musik, Jazz und griechischer Folklore beschäftigt in den letzen Jahren die griechische Perkussionistin Evi Filippou.Mit ihrem Projekt inEvitable geht sie auf die Suche: wie können griechische traditionelle Rhytmen, Rembetiko Melodien aus den 20ern und Reharmonisierungen von beliebten Volksliedern mit Sounds aus der Berliner Improvisations- und Jazz-Szene zusammenspielen? Der Hörer betritt einen Mikrokosmos der gleichzeitig einem Berliner Kabarett,einem zeitgenössischen Musik Ensemble, einem griechischen Fest und Evi’s Vorstellung von New York in der 60er Jahren ähnelt.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP-MSNjLy7I

    _______

    So, 14. November
    Lit vol. 4

    maxine troglauer – trombone
    vincent bababoutilabo – flute
    sofia eftychidou – doublebass
    julius windisch – piano
    robert lucaciu – doublebass

    lit 

    🔥

     is a concert series happening every two months at Donau115 in Berlin. it is curated by robert lucaciu & julius windisch. it features different musicians each time. improvised & composed music.
    // // // // //


    OPENING HOURS:
    TUES-SUN 18:00 – ??
    We do not have a reservation system – show up early enough to get a seat! // // // // //

    Plague Fun: Corona Rules

    Case numbers are low, but the bug’s still around so we will be taking many measures to make sure we’re all doing our part to end the pandemic once and for all.

    Since September 18th we implement the so called 2G-rule at Donau115. This means only people with full vaccination or recovered people can come inside (2G = geimpft/genesen = vaccinated/recovered).   

    1: OUTSIDE: contact tracing – To join us outside, you must provide contact tracing information. We will keep this information safe for the required amount of time and destroy it with fire once that time has ellapsed.

    2: INSIDE: vaccinated or recovered (a test is not enough) – To join us inside, you must provide contact tracing information as above. Additionally, you must provide proof of full vaccination or recovery, without exception. You cannot get in with a test (neither “Schnelltest” nor PCR-Test). Once you’re inside you don’t have to wear a mask anymore or keep minimum distance. Standing at the bar is also allowed again.

    3: BE PATIENT AND FLEXIBLE- These rules are subject to change. We follow the directions of the Berlin Senate and when they provide new guidelines we will follow those. Always check the FB event or the website prior to coming to the concert to make sure you’re prepared for any government limitations that may have been imposed since last time you checked.

    Eintritts-Kanne + Donau115 Musician Fund

    ENTRITTS-KANNE
    Please contribute 10 EURO OR MORE to the Eintritts-Kanne. That’s your entry fee. Each night’s musicians receive 100% of this hard-earned money.

    DONAU115 MUSICIAN FUND
    The Donau115 Musician Fund boosts the Eintritts-Kanne when nightly collections are too low. Consider a monthly contribution to support economic stability for musicians who perform here. All contributors will receive an annual secret surprise, exclusively for contributors.

    PAYPAL:
    donau115@gmail.com

    IBAN:
    Donau115 – Alt von Harbou Matheny GbR
    IBAN DE64100400000655707800
    Subject: Solidarity ____
    (Include your email address in place of the ___ to receive informaiton about the annual secret surprise.)


    We Now Accept Card Payments

    We now accept credit cards. If you’re out of cash, just tell our staff and we’ll run your card for you, no minimum, no fee. #DeutscheDigitalisierung
    WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

    Di, 16. November Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 17. November Timo Vollbrecht FLY MAGIC (New York/Berlin/Seoul)

    Do, 18. November Hammers & Plectrums// Jason Oberman
    Fr, 19. November Stereo Heart
    Sa, 20. November Malstrom
    So, 21. November My Sister Grenadine

  • DIESE WOCHE: 02.- 06. NOVEMBER, 2021

    Di, 2. November Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 3. November ELIAS STEMESEDER “Serpenti a Sonagli”

    Do, 4. November Lisbeth Quartett
    Fr, 5. November Marie Kruttli Trio
    Sa, 6. November Tenor Madness #1

    …..2G: show vaccination/recovery document to get inside (no tests).
    ………Concerts: 10 Euros or more.
    ……………We started the Donau115 Musician Fund.
    …………………The bar accepts card payments now.
    ………………………More info below.

    // // // // //

    Di, 2. November 
    Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //

    ///// TWO-SONG TUESDAY /////
    [sign up 19:00 // start 20:00]

    [CORONA SAFETY MEASURE: please bring your own microphone if you have one.]
    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 20:30
    // 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
    — PA, accepting guitar/XLR cables

    “Anything else?”
    Donau115 is a very fun but weird musician’s musician kind of bar, come expecting oddballs.
    FURTHER QUESTIONS?
    info@donau115.de

    _______

    Mi, 3. November 
    ELIAS STEMESEDER “Serpenti a Sonagli”

    Eldar Tsalikov – saxophones
    Elias Stemeseder – piano
    Igor Spallati – double bass
    Ugo Alunni – drums

    Serpenti a Sonagli is a collective ensemble featuring four protagonists of Berlin’s creative music community. Drawing inspiration from a wide variety of musical idioms, their music synthesizes these heterogenous influences to create a sound between groundedness and fluctuation. Aware of the reciprocity of tradition and innovation, the quartet navigates polyrhythmic structures, songforms, timbral explorations, folkloric elements, and – of course – the blues, with the elegance and viciousness of a serpente a sonagli. The first reunion of this group after almost three years will feature some new compositions and newly revisited older ones (some of which can be seen/heard here: 

    https://youtu.be/CbIAqEROwlc,
    https://soundcloud.com/…/rhythm-piece-2-erdapfelteig…).
    www.eliasstemeseder.com
    https://youtu.be/AtNZNVCR7Zo

    ELIAS STEMESEDER
    Berlin and New York based musician working in a wide-ranging variety of musical idioms. Born near Salzburg, Austria in 1990, he studied at Anton Bruckner Conservatory in Linz and at UdK Berlin. Present, past and future musical collaborators include John Zorn, Jim Black, Greg Cohen, Anna Webber, Thomas Morgan, Laurie Anderson, Mat Maneri, Joey Baron, Billy Mintz and Nels Cline. Elias has been featured as a pianist and/or composer at Umbria Jazz, Winter Jazz and Moers festivals, and at concert venues such as The Village Vanguard, Konzerthaus Berlin and Haus der Berliner Festspiele. He has received grants and scholarships from SKE/austro mechana, Bundeskanzleramt Österreich and UdK Berlin.

    ELDAR TSALIKOV
    Born in 1993 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia into a musicians family. At the age of eight Eldar began learning saxophone at the Kim Nazaretov Children’s Jazz School, eventually picking up piano and flute as well. After ten years of studying classical and jazz repertoire he graduated in 2011, after which he moved to Berlin in order to continue his studies at the Jazz Institut Berlin. During his time at the institute, Eldar discovered his big love for clarinet and it’s sound, which lead him to embrace it as his ‘second main’ instrument. In 2018 Eldar graduated receiving his bachelor- and master’s degrees.
    Since the beginning of his artistic life in Berlin, Eldar has been not only working on his performative skills in jazz music and it’s numerous subgenres, but also expanding his knowledge of various folk music traditions from around the world (e.g. Turkish, Greek, Balkan, Arabic, Hindustani, Carnatic). While developing his own style of playing, he got to collaborate with numerous European and Western performers of various kinds, most notably Greg Cohen, Joey Baron, Laurie Anderson, Eyvind Kang, Marcin Masecki, Manlio Maresca, Tobias Delius, Elias Stemeseder, Anna Webber. With those and many other artists, Eldar got to travel around different countries, performing in worldwide recognised venues and concert halls such as «Birdland» (New York / USA), «Elbphilharmonie» (Hamburg, Germany), «Konzerthaus Berlin» (Berlin, Germany), «TivoliVredenburg» (Utrecht, Netherlands), as well as taking part in festivals such as «Copenhagen Jazz Fest» (Denmark), «Ascona Jazz Fest» (Switzerland), «French Quarter Fest» (New Orleans / USA), «Glasgow Jazz Festival» (Scotland).

    IGOR SPALLATI
    After completing his classical double bass studies in Italy with Silvio Bruni and Francesco Petracchi, he moved to Berlin to study the “ Jazz Institut “ with Greg Cohen, John Hollenbeck and Kurt Rosenwinkel .
    Among others, He has worked with: Nasheet Waits, Ambrose Akinmusire, Joe Chambers, Billy Hart, Fred Hersch, Gregory Porter, David Russel, Brad Shepik, David Gilmore, Pietro Tonolo, HR Big Band, Gabriele Mirabassi, Mike Richmond, Joe Hisaishi.

    UGO ALUNNI
    Ugo Alunni is a drummer from Perugia, Italy. He attended the Conservatorio di Musica “Francesco Morlacchi” di Perugia (2000-2004) after which he moved to New York for further studies at the Collective School of Music (2005-2006). He has been living in Berlin since 2010 where he studied at the Jazz Institut Berlin under the guidance of John Hollenbeck, Greg Cohen, Kurt Rosenwinkel and David Friedman, graduating in 2016. He has played with Rossano Emili, Perugia Jazz Orchestra, Pietro Tonolo, Joe Chambers, Alessandro Lanzoni, Elias Stemeseder, Marcin Masecki, Tarek Yamani and many others.

    Photo by Dovile Sermokas

    _______

    Do, 4. November 
    Lisbeth Quartett

    Charlotte Greve – saxofon
    Manuel Schmiedel – piano
    Marc Muellbauer – bass
    Moritz Baumgärtner – drums

    Lisbeth Quartett There Is Only Make

    2009 gegründet, seit 2012 paritätisch auf Berlin und New York verteilt, wurde das Lisbeth Quartett für seine zweite CD Constant Travellers mit einem Jazz-Echo als Newcomer des Jahres ausgezeichnet. Der Nachfolger Framed Frequencies (01/2014) erhielt auch international viel Lob, das folgende Live-Album dokumentierte die Spiel- und Improvisationsfreude der Band auf der Bühne.
    Am 27. Oktober 2017 erscheint There Is Only Make. „Das neue Album ist mehr aus dem Bandprozess heraus entstanden als unsere früheren Studioproduktionen. Vor den Aufnahmen haben wir die Stücke in vielen Konzerten gemeinsam ausformuliert“, sagt Bandleaderin Charlotte Greve. Sie vergleicht den Prozess mit einem Maler, der nach und nach Details und Tiefe seines Bildes entwickelt. Das Ergebnis sind vielschichtige Stücke, die zwischen ruhigen Passagen und kräftigen Steigerungen oszillieren. Melodische Bögen und klare Formen, subtiles Zusammenspiel und moderne Haltung zeigen Gestaltungswillen und Charakter. Greves hintergründige, teils lyrische Kompositionen sind im besten Sinne zeitlos, vereinen Tiefgang, unaufdringliche Leichtigkeit und weite Spannungsbögen.
    Natürlich steht Charlotte Greves Alt-Saxophon im Zentrum. Ihr leuchtender, schwebender Ton, die klaren bis verschlungenen Modulationen werden von ihren profilierten Partnern beflügelt. Marc Muellbauers distinguierte Basslinien sind viel mehr als nur Grundierung, Pianist Manuel Schmiedel kreiert phantasievolle Panoramen und Soli, Moritz Baumgärtners unkonventionelles, klangvoll-dynamisches Schlagzeugspiel befeuert rhythmische Finessen. Aus all dem entsteht der innige, pointierte Sound des Lisbeth Quartetts.

    www.charlottegreve.de
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiO6if9J_1Y&t=2s

    _______

    Fr, 5. November
    Marie Kruttli Trio

    Marie Kruttli: piano, composition
    Lukas Traxel: upright bass
    Philip Dornbusch: drums

    The Marie Kruttli Trio inspires, vivid, fresh, brilliant and audacious. The swiss pianist creates with a sophisticated and personal language. a deep rhythmical and harmonic research.Thanks to the interpretation of the trio, full of lightness and groove, this music speaks to the body and the heart. With a mature sound, a special aesthetic and a bewitching virtuosity, the three musicians deliver a highly pertinent music. No hipster minimalism, no irony but clear and powerful ideas. Kruttli’s playing impresses at every level, delivering with defined ease, complex rhythms, colourful harmonics and overlapping tones. She navigates her band through a mysterious, soulful musical landscape.

    mariekruttli.com
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH7xPNqkYd0
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCsI8GkvBvw&t=1563s

    ______

    Sa, 6. November 
    Tenor Madness #1

    Seamus Blake – tenor saxophone
    Anna Tsombanis – tenor saxophone
    Uli Kempendorff – tenor saxophone
    Fabian Willmann – tenor saxophone
    Robert Lucaciu – bass
    Eva Klesse – drums

    How many tenor saxophones can you fit in one band?
    Well, four for now.
    1st edition of hopefully many summits of tenor players from around the world meeting in Berlin, hosted by Fabian Willmann & featuring Seamus Blake.
    Playing music by modern minimal music- as well as jazz-composers and Fabian.

    www.fabianwillmann.com

    // // // // //


    OPENING HOURS:
    TUES-SUN 18:00 – ??
    We do not have a reservation system – show up early enough to get a seat! // // // // //

    Plague Fun: Corona Rules

    Case numbers are low, but the bug’s still around so we will be taking many measures to make sure we’re all doing our part to end the pandemic once and for all.

    Since September 18th we implement the so called 2G-rule at Donau115. This means only people with full vaccination or recovered people can come inside (2G = geimpft/genesen = vaccinated/recovered).   

    1: OUTSIDE: contact tracing – To join us outside, you must provide contact tracing information. We will keep this information safe for the required amount of time and destroy it with fire once that time has ellapsed.

    2: INSIDE: vaccinated or recovered (a test is not enough) – To join us inside, you must provide contact tracing information as above. Additionally, you must provide proof of full vaccination or recovery, without exception. You cannot get in with a test (neither “Schnelltest” nor PCR-Test). Once you’re inside you don’t have to wear a mask anymore or keep minimum distance. Standing at the bar is also allowed again.

    3: BE PATIENT AND FLEXIBLE- These rules are subject to change. We follow the directions of the Berlin Senate and when they provide new guidelines we will follow those. Always check the FB event or the website prior to coming to the concert to make sure you’re prepared for any government limitations that may have been imposed since last time you checked.

    Eintritts-Kanne + Donau115 Musician Fund

    ENTRITTS-KANNE
    Please contribute 10 EURO OR MORE to the Eintritts-Kanne. That’s your entry fee. Each night’s musicians receive 100% of this hard-earned money.

    DONAU115 MUSICIAN FUND
    The Donau115 Musician Fund boosts the Eintritts-Kanne when nightly collections are too low. Consider a monthly contribution to support economic stability for musicians who perform here. All contributors will receive an annual secret surprise, exclusively for contributors.

    PAYPAL:
    donau115@gmail.com

    IBAN:
    Donau115 – Alt von Harbou Matheny GbR
    IBAN DE64100400000655707800
    Subject: Solidarity ____
    (Include your email address in place of the ___ to receive informaiton about the annual secret surprise.)


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