NEWS

  • DIESE WOCHE: 18.-23. JANUAR 2022


    Di, 18. Januar Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 19. Januar Max Santner 4

    Do, 20. Januar Kempendorff/Westergaard/Baumgärtner
    Fr, 21. Januar Gawlik/Henkelhausen/Wankel
    Sa, 22. Januar Michel Meis 4tet feat. Théo Ceccaldi
    So, 23. Januar Death of 2021
    …..2G+: show vaccination/recovery pass + BOOSTER or NEGATIVE TEST
    ………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, 18. Januar 
    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

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    Mi, 19. Januar
    Max Santner 4

    Dora Osterloh – Voice
    Silvan Schmid – Trumpet
    Simon Jermyn – Bass
    Max Santner – Drums

    This very new band was put together by Max Santner. It is going to be two sets of brand new compositions and improvisations.

    maxsantner.com
    doraosterloh.de
    silvanschmid.ch
    simonjermynmusic.com

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    Do, 20. Januar
    Kempendorff/Westergaard/Baumgärtner

    Uli Kempendorff – sax/clar
    Jonas Westergaard bass
    Moritz Baumgärtner – drums

    Improvised and original music by all 3 musicians.


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    Fr, 21. Januar
    Gawlik/Henkelhausen/Wankel


    Julius Gawlik / Reeds
    Felix Henkelhausen / Bass
    Marius Wankel / Drums
    The three musicians meet to explore the unknown.
    No expectations. Be, see and listen.

    https://www.felix.henkelhausen.net
    https://www.instagram.com/mariuswankel/?hl=de


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    Sa, 22. Januar 
    Michel Meis 4tet feat. Théo Ceccaldi


    Alisa Klein – trombone
    Cédric Hanriot – piano & rhodes
    Stephan Goldbach – double bass
    Michel Meis – drums
    Feat. Théo Ceccaldi – violin

    ENG:
    Diversity runs through the Michel Meis 4tet’s music like the proverbial thread. Through its diverse moods and complex yet never arbitrary structures. The band offers compositions that are as elaborate as they are playful, as danceable as they are melancholic. After their acclaimed debut album “Lost in Translation”, they now released “Kaboom”, a forceful sonic detonation as well as an impressive “tour de force”. In addition to his usual acolytes, Meis has surrounded himself with violinist Théo Ceccaldi for a long-winded, sinuous, and progressive album that features a dazzling and unpredictable crossing of genres and mood, giving jazz a fresh touch by introducing elements from (post-)rock, electro-pop or classical music.
    DE:
    Vielfalt zieht sich wie der berühmte Rote Faden durch die Musik des Michel Meis 4tet und ihre komplexen, aber nie willkürlich anmutenden Strukturen. Die Band bietet Kompositionen, die zugleich vertrackt, verspielt, tanzbar und melancholisch sind. Nach dem vielbeachteten Debütalbum „Lost in Translation“, ist nun „Kaboom“, eine echte Klangexplosion, erschienen. Neben seinen üblichen Gefährten wird Meis hier vom Geiger Théo Ceccaldi umgeben – das Resultat ist eine Platte, die den Jazz entstaubt, indem sie Versatzstücke aus dem (Post-)Rock, des Elektropop oder der klassischen Musik verflechtet und so eine unvorhersehbare, stets spannende Kreuzung von Genres und Atmosphären bietet.

    http://www.michelmeis.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/michelmeis4tet
    https://www.instagram.com/michelmeis
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdjZkLmz7oE7WIM51PSDMMQ
    https://youtu.be/Ul6ArTsDK-I

    © Navid Razvi


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    So, 23. Januar 
    Death of 2021

    Spaßbremse & Corner Späti

    Join Spaßbremse and Corner Späti podcasts live as we look back over the year 2021, was it good? Was it horrible? Have you forgotten most of the stuff that happened? Probably.
    Spaßbremse is a podcast about the problems with Germany (in English) hosted by Ted and Michelle.
    Corner Späti is a comedy political podcast about the Asian peninsula posing as a continent, Europe.

    Doors at 19:30 and show at 20:00 – 23:00

    https://www.operationglad.io/

    https://podcasts.apple.com/…/spa%C3%9Fbremse/id1575659218

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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.

    2G+ – According to the latest Corona restrictions you have to be VACCINATED or RECOVERED + BOOSTERED OR TESTED and you have to wear a MASK to enter Donau115. You can take your mask off at your seat. Our staff is tested each night. We encourage you to additionally and voluntarily get tested (you will not be asked for a negative test result though).”

    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 – 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 just a test (neither “Schnelltest” nor PCR-Test). You have to wear a mask when entering but can take it off once you sit down. 

    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, 25. Januar Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 26. Januar Nissen/Stefansson/Baumgärtner’s FRIDAYBAG

    Do, 27. Januar Letters from Nowhere
    Fr, 28. Januar Meyer/Jermyn/Meyer/Merk
    Sa, 29. Januar Lit vol. 5
    So, 30. Januar Half of a rainbow / Lily Rieke Marty

  • DIESE WOCHE: 12.-16. JANUAR, 2022

    Mi, 12. Januar SOPHE
    Do, 13. Januar Vetter / Dornbusch / Graupe / Henkelhausen / Steidle
    Fr, 14. Januar Narr / Raym / Steidle
    Sa, 15. Januar Kyianytsia/Fink/Ruppnig Trio
    So, 16. Januar Christine Laskowski
    …..2G: show vaccination/recovery pass
    ………Concerts: 10 Euros or more.
    ……………We started the Donau115 Musician Fund.
    …………………The bar accepts card payments now.
    ………………………More info below.

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    Mi, 12. Januar 
    SOPHE

    Sophia Bicking – Keys & Vocs
    Hotte Schulz – Synths
    Christian Dähne – Bass
    Hans Otto – Drums
    Sophie Lindmüller – Backings Vocs
    Maja Mágedli – Backing Vocs

    SOPHE is the freshly formed project of the Berlin singer, songwriter and lyricist Sophia Bicking. From years of experience working in a variety of musical projects and exploring the human voice arises Bicking’s new venture; a fusion of wide-ranging genres and influences.
    Her clear, warm lead voice hovers over interlocking background vocals, enthroned over pop and jazzy harmonies. SOPHE sounds as if Joni Mitchell, Nai Palm, Florence And The Machine and Frank Ocean are meeting to jam, whilst Lianne La Havas and Jeff Buckley are dreaming up a new, melancholic ballad in the next room.
    Photo by Simona Turk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACa-TpByJUY&t=952s

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    Do, 13. Januar 
    Vetter / Dornbusch / Graupe / Henkelhausen / Steidle

    Clara Vetter – P
    Phillip Dornbusch – Sax
    Ronny Graupe – Git
    Felix Henkelhausen – B
    Oli Steidle – Dr

    The music of this quintet shifts between composed and improvised parts. With Ronny Graupe (guit), Felix Henkelhausen (b) and Olli Steidle (dr), Clara Vetter (p) and Phillip Dornbusch (sax) invite three outstanding players of the Berlin Jazz scene to add their unique characteristics to the music.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07A3D2ODno4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deKypKt27qY&t=22s


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    Fr, 14. Januar 
    Narr / Raym / Steidle


    Steffi Narr – guit, electronics
    Justus Raym – key
    Oli Steidle – drums, percussion

    No blind date, but first date. This seems to be a super exciting first meeting: Guitar weirdo Steffi
    Narr from Leipzig meets Keyboard virto Justus Raym and drum terrorist Oli Steidle, both located
    in Berlin. They all mark their footprints in music with highly individual music, bands and sound.
    Don’t miss it, it’s gonna be electrifiying !!!

    https://youtu.be/SnL4_lNRWrU
    https://youtu.be/N1_6bhGCzc0


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    Sa, 15. Januar 
    Kyianytsia/Fink/Ruppnig Trio


    Vitalii Kyianytsia – piano
    Johannes Fink – bass


    Mathias Ruppnig – drumsDas neu gegründete Internationale Trio aus Berlin präsentiert die Stücke aus bevorstehendem Album “Last Day of Spring”. Das Program des Abends besteht auch aus Arrangements von klassischen Stücken. Das Trio charakterisiert sich als “technisch excellent und explosiv”.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5-AMJDFpzIhttps://www.johannesfink.com/http://www.mathiasruppnig.com/


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    So, 16. Januar 
    Christine Laskowski


    Christine Laskowski – vocals, banjo, piano
    Jack Latimer (special guest) – vocals, acoustic guitar

    Christine Laskowski is an American singer-songwriter performing original tunes on banjo. Drawing from blues, folk, country, and soul traditions, her music offers something for everyone. Her choruses will get stuck in your head, and her voice is sure to leave you spellbound. Returning to performing after a long hiatus, she will also be performing songs from a forthcoming album due for release in the spring of 2022. This show will also feature special guest Jack Latimer, who has been a fixture of the Berlin swing-jazz scene, namely through his band, The Ragtime Nightmare.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXqn1Njbxbg
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA62s_59l-k
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rLmcB_EKbc

    // // // // //

    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.

    2G – According to the latest Corona restrictions you have to be VACCINATED or RECOVERED and you have to wear a MASK to enter Donau115. You can take your mask off at your seat. Our staff is tested each night. We encourage you to additionally and voluntarily get tested (you will not be asked for a negative test result though).”

    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 – 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 just a test (neither “Schnelltest” nor PCR-Test). You have to wear a mask when entering but can take it off once you sit down. 

    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, 18. Januar Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 19. Januar Max Santner 4

    Do, 20. Januar Kempendorff/Westergaard/Baumgärtner
    Fr, 21. Januar Dudek/Henkelhausen/Wankel
    Sa, 22. Januar Michel Meis 4tet feat. Théo Ceccaldi

  • DIESE WOCHE: 5.-8. JANUAR 2022


    Mi, 5. Januar Simon Jermyn/Miles Perkin
    Do, 6. Januar Andi Haberl meets Flow Zimmer
    Fr, 7. Januar Céline Rudolph’s SONIQS 
    Sa, 8. Januar Peter Gall Quintet

    JOB OFFERING: JOIN OUR TEAM!

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

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    Mi, 5. Januar 
    Simon Jermyn/Miles Perkin

    Simon Jermyn-guitars
    Miles Perkin-double bass

    Simon and Miles began playing together during lockdown in 2020 and quickly went on to record their debut EP, While the World Waited.
    They perform a mixture of original compositions and improvisations

    https://milesperkin.bandcamp.com/…/while-the-world-waitedhttps://www.milesperkin.com/https://www.simonjermynmusic.com/

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    Do, 6. Januar 
    Andi Haberl meets Flow Zimmer

    Notwist-drummer Andi Haberl meets Modularsynthi-wizard Flow Zimmer from bands like “Driftmachine” or “Saroos”.
    2 Sets of kraut indie electro improv.
    Looking forward to see you there!

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    Fr, 7. Januar 
    Céline Rudolph’s SONIQS
     

    Céline Rudolph (voc, perc, electronics) & Sebastian Merk (dr, keys, electronics)
    feat. Regis Molina (flute, alto, perc) Povel Widestrand (piano)

    CÉLINE RUDOLPH’S SONIQS
    “I love the adrenaline, the here and now, the surprise and the power which the stage grants me.” –
    Vocalist and composer Céline Rudolph glides between Berlin, São Paulo, Paris and New York, between tongues and genres, always landing in the very heart of music.
    Now new music is on the way. She has been working a lot with multi-instrumentalist Sebastian Merk this summer. And now they are really excited to share the spirit live with Cuban alto/flute player Regis Molina and Swedish pianist Povel Widestrand, all based in Berlin! Most of the music is built upon vocal songlines that they loop. „Songlines“ ? That’s how Céline calls melodies repeated in a circle. Each songline belongs to only one song. Sebastian samples Céline’s looped melodies and re:constructs them with electronic sounds and filters. On top of these songlines, she composed instrumental melodies and poems.
    Sebastian Merk specially created a unique set for SONIQS, combining electronics, keyboards and drums which he manages to play simultaneously, giving him the freedom to communicate with the music intuitively. Céline particularly enjoys the cooperation with these incredibly inspiring musicians because she feels that it truly allows her to connect the ease and natural flow of rhythm and sound sculptures, and her own songs and compositions. Above all, this band pulsates with the rather effortless vocal and improvisational artistry of Céline Rudolph, which includes exciting rhythmic inspirations, highly sophisticated melodic improvisations and fascinating sound poetry.
    ★★★★★ „…Was für eine fantastische Sängerin und Songschreiberin Rudolph ist… Es mag an Rudolphs breitem kulturellen Hintergrund liegen, der die französische Chanson-Tradition eines Serge Gainsbourg ebenso umfasst wie Afrikanisches, Brasilianisches oder Surreal-Abseitiges. Es kann aber auch sein, dass hier über die Jahre eine funkelnde Perle entstanden ist, die nun weit über den europäischen Jazz hinausstrahlt.“ Josef Engels RONDO, 20 juli 2019
    „One of the jazz vocals records of the year without a shadow of a doubt and the main reason for this beyond her fine voice is the quality of the compositional arc and great sweep of style at play throughout.“ Stephen Graham MARLBANK.NET (UK), 3 dec 2019 about PEARLS

    https://www.celinerudolph.com / https://youtu.be/KWDJm84ZUGQ
    www.celinerudolph.com

    copyright JORDANA SCHRAMM


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    Sa, 8. Januar 
    Peter Gall Quintet

    Wanja Slavin – as
    Reinier Baas – guit
    Rainer Böhm – p
    Matthias Pichler – b
    Peter Gall – dr

    Über die Jahre hat sich Peter Gall als Drummer und Komponist in zahlreichen Bands profiliert und ist an über 30 Alben beteiligt. Seine Vielseitigkeit konnte er auf der Bühne mit Koryphäen wie Gitarren-Ikone Kurt Rosenwinkel oder Star-Bassbariton Thomas Quasthoff bis hin zum Rapper Max Herre, der NDR Big Band oder Take 6 unter Beweis stellen.
    2018 erschien das Album „Paradox Dreambox“ sein von der Kritik hochgelobtes Debut als Bandleader.
    Mit dem aus aus Spitzenmusikern der europäischen Szene bestehenden „Peter Gall Quintet“ gewann er erst kürzlich den 1. Preis beim prestigeträchtigen internationelen BMW Welt Jazz Award 2020.
    Nun präsentiert das Peter Gall Quintet ein neues Programm, das an diesem Abend im Donau115 seine Premiere hat.
    Gefördert von Musikfonds / Neustart Kultur.
    Presse über das Album „Paradox Dreambox“:
    „German percussionist Peter Gall’s debut is, quite simply, amazing. At times it sounds like a traditional jazz while at others it’s more of a cosmic, psychedelic exploration. (…) Is this album weird? Indeed. But it is a gorgeous listen easy to love? You bet.“
    Treblezine, 10 best Jazzalbums 2018
    „Cinematic ambience, electronic washes, and indie-rock flourishes actively coalesce with the contemplative chamber jazz reveries and edgy post-bop eruptions. But what all this talk of genres boils down to is that Paradox Dreambox is music for an imaginary film: catchy melodic hooks that hint at monumental scenes, rhythmic chatter that doubles for dialogue, and diverse expressionism, as if replicating a large cast of personalities.“
    Best of Bandcamp, Best Jazz Releases October 2018

    Peter Gall Quintet – Live:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMHaZzO5vyQ
    Peter Gall – „Paradox Dreambox“ Album Trailer:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7WvKLbDTo8

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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.

    2G – According to the latest Corona restrictions you have to be VACCINATED or RECOVERED and you have to wear a MASK to enter Donau115. You can take your mask off at your seat. Our staff is tested each night. We encourage you to additionally and voluntarily get tested (you will not be asked for a negative test result though).”

    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 – 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 just a test (neither “Schnelltest” nor PCR-Test). You have to wear a mask when entering but can take it off once you sit down. 

    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, 11. Januar Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 12. Januar SOPHE

    Do, 13. Januar Vetter / Dornbusch / Graupe / Henkelhausen / Steidle
    Fr, 14. Januar Narr / Raym / Steidle
    Sa, 15. Januar Kyianytsia/Fink/Ruppnig Trio
    So, 16. Januar Christine Laskowski

  • DIESE WOCHE: 21.12.2021 / CHRISTMAS BREAK

    Di, 21. December

    Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //

    JOB OFFERING: JOIN OUR TEAM!
    Christmas Break: December 23rd to January 3rd 2022

    …..2G: show vaccination/recovery pass
    ………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, 21. December 
    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

    // // // // //


    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.

    2G – According to the latest Corona restrictions you have to be VACCINATED or RECOVERED and you have to wear a MASK to enter Donau115. You can take your mask off at your seat. Our staff is tested each night. We encourage you to additionally and voluntarily get tested (you will not be asked for a negative test result though).”

    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 – 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 just a test (neither “Schnelltest” nor PCR-Test). You have to wear a mask when entering but can take it off once you sit down. 

    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, 4. Januar Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 5. Januar Simon Jermyn/Miles Perkin

    Do, 6. Januar Andi Haberl meets
    Fr, 7. Januar Céline Rudolph’s SONIQS 
    Sa, 8. Januar Peter Gall Quintet

    Hast du von der Donau115 über Freunde erfahren und willst in Zukunft über das Programm informiert werden? Du kannst den NEWSLETTER hier bestellen: https://donau115.mailchimpsites.com/

  • DIESE WOCHE: 14.-21. DEZEMBER, 2021

    Di, 14. December Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 15. December MICHAËL ATTIAS TRIO

    Do, 16. December Donau Conversations
    Fr, 17. December Simon Below Quartett
    Sa, 18. December UASSYN
    So, 19. December Aurora Nealand and Friends

    …..2G: show vaccination/recovery pass
    ………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, 14. December 
    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

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    Mi, 15. December 
    MICHAËL ATTIAS TRIO

    Michaël Attias: alto sax
    Nick Dunston: bass
    Fermin Merlo: drums

    Triangulating a tensegrity of personalities and places, of energies and audacities, this will be the debut concert of the newly Berlin-based Michaël Attias Trio. First musical encounters between Michaël, Nick and Fermin took place in Buenos Aires and New York City. The trio looks forward to spinning out the angles and making the geometry dance. Attias has played in bands led by Paul Motian, Anthony Braxton, Anthony Coleman, Oliver Lake, Ralph Alessi, Tony Malaby and countless others. He has eight albums out as leader with groups including John Hébert, Satoshi Takeishi, Nasheet Waits, Aruan Ortiz, Tom Rainey, Matt Mitchell, Sean Conly, Russ Lossing, Malaby and Alessi.

    www.michaelattias.com
    http://www.nickdunston.org/

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    Do, 16. December 
    Donau Conversations

    Omri Abramov – sax
    Bernhard Ludescher – piano
    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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    Fr, 17. December
    Simon Below Quartett

    Fabian Dudek – Alt-, Sopransaxophon
    Simon Below – Piano, Komposition
    Yannik Tiemann – Kontrabass
    Jan Philipp – Schlagzeug

    Die vier jungen Musiker des Simon Below Quartetts studierten Jazz an der Hochschule für Musik Köln. Ihr Zusammenspiel ist mal extrovertiert energetisch – mal melancholisch minimalistisch! Simon Belows Kompositionen lassen eine hohe Aktionsfreiheit zu. Im März 2017 gewann das Quartett ein Stipendium der Werner Richard – Dr. Carl Dörken – Stiftung. Ihre Debut-CD, welche sie im Loft in Köln aufgenommen haben, ist bereits im Kasten (Release: Mai 2018 bei „Double Moon Records Jazz thing Next Generation“). Außerdem gewann die Band im August 2018 den international-ausgeschriebenen Avignon-Jazzpreis (“Tremplin Jazz D’Avignon”). Der Preis war eine drei-tägige Studio-Produktion im wunderbaren & renommierten “La Buissonne”-Studio. Im August 2019 – genau ein Jahr nach dem letzten Besuch in Avignon – nahmen die vier Musiker also das zweite Album der Band auf. Wie auch beim ersten Album hört man ausschließlich Kompositionen von dem Namensgeber der Band. „Elements of Space“ erschien am 18. September 2020 unter dem renommierten Label „Traumton“.

    Stilistisch bewegt sich das Quartett im Modern Creative mit Einflussen aus dem Im- und Expressionismus. Offen gehaltene Kompositionen des Namensgebers der Band garantieren Hochspannung sowohl beim Publikum als auch immer wieder aufs Neue bei den Musikern selbst. “Nicht alles von A bis Z in einer Komposition festzuhalten, ist für den Sound der Band elementar. Prozesse der Improvisation und Kommunikation sollen nicht durch zu viele Vorgaben gestört werden.“ So kann es durchaus passieren, dass phasenweise freie Improvisationen zustande kommen. Teile des Themas können an verschiedenen Orten des Takes aufkommen; auch Duo-Passagen sind jederzeit denkbar. Im Fokus steht, spontan zu interagieren und spannende Musik zu kreieren.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcHipuuiioAhttps://youtu.be/P-NqMkusqFYhttps://www.simonbelow.com/

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    Sa, 18. December
    UASSYN


    Tapiwa Svosve – Alto Sax, Bells
    Silvan Jeger – Bass, Bells
    Vincent Glanzmann – Drums, Bells

    . Progressives . Ursprüngliches . Non-Linearitäten . hthm . Komplexe Konzepte innerhalb der vertrauten Klanglichkeit eines Jazztrios versetzt mit der kräftigen und ursprünglichen Energie dreier umtriebiger, junger Schweizer Musiker . Skate Concepts . Non . ZACHARYA .
    “…mit Uassyn erfinden [die drei] das Sax-Trio gewissermassen neu, indem sie den Geist des Free Jazz mit einer sehr, sehr rätselhaften, aber durchaus physisch erfahrbaren Beat-Kultur kombinieren. Dabei gehören auch Momente des Beinahe-Stillstands zu ihrer kryptisch-komplexen Musik, die zwischen Abstraktion und Action oszilliert. Uassyn bildet damit einen Teil einer neuen Avantgarde, deren Kreativ-Hubs die Städte London und Zürich bilden.”
    Tom Gsteiger

    “Nach einigen Blicken, mit denen Vincent Glanzmann sich mit seinen Mitmusikern Silvan Jeger am Bass und Tapiwa Svosve am Altsaxofon verständigte, legten die drei mit rhythmischer Prägnanz und vibrierender Energie los…Schon die Aufstellung der Musiker auf der Bühne unterschied sich formal deutlich vom üblichen Schema. Statt etwas weiter hinten, saß der Schlagzeuger nahe am Bühnenrand, mit dem Rücken halb zum Publikum gewandt. Jeger und Svosve standen ihm gegenüber und bildeten zusammen mit Glanzmann einen Kreis. Das ermöglichte den Dreien ohne zusätzliche Monitore, ganz genau auf die jeweils anderen zu hören und zu reagieren. Diese musikalisch sensible Interaktion, der ganz bewusst auch eine soziale Komponente zugrundeliegt, bestimmte den hochenergetischen Auftritt. Von der Lautstärke her wirkte das virtuose Spiel der Drei selbst in dichtesten, kraftvollen Passagen durchaus moderat. Dagegen hätte man in den wunderbar lyrischen, leisen Passagen die vielzitierte Stecknadel auf den Boden fallen hören können…Eine lustvolle rhythmische Vielgestaltigkeit, die wie ein Tanz ums Goldene Kalb wirkte, das juchzend auf jede Anbetung pfeift. Eine insgesamt ungemein spannende Musik, geformt in filigraner Zerbrechlichkeit und kraftvoller, vibrierender Sensibilität. In ihr wurde ein gemeinsamer Kern hörbar – und sprang aufs Publikum über.”
    Mittelbayrische – Michael Scheiner

    https://www.vincentglanzmann.ch/Uassynhttps://youtu.be/gunFlwPNtrshttps://vimeo.com/310163521

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    So, 19. December
    Aurora Nealand and Friends

    Aurora Nealand – Saxophone
    Leo Forde – Guitar
    Declan Forde – Piano
    Bass – t.b.c.

    “Aurora Nealand is all over the current New Orleans music scene. She seemed to emerge out of nowhere. Some of her appeal is that she has a humble nature, coupled with a fiery attack when she plays, and a real fearlessness about taking risks and getting involved. She plays solo performances with a gas mask and an accordion. You’ll see her playing soprano sax and clarinet exchanges at Preservation Hall with her traditional jazz band The Royal Roses. You’ll see her playing duos, trios or performing her own original compositions at the Ogden Museum of Art. These are just a few of the interesting things she gets up to. I have seen her under deeper cover than that, and been amazed at how easily she blends in or stands out. Whatever style she is playing, she becomes the Music.” – New Orleans

    Presents
    https://auroranealand.bandcamp.com/
    http://www.auroranealand.com/

    An established bandleader, composer, performer and improviser, Aurora Nealand has become a prominent force in the New Orleans music scene since she first arrived in 2004. Combining the “formal education” – a music composition degree from Oberlin Conservatory and training at the Jacques Lecoq School of Physical Theatre in Paris – with the “informal” experience of playing music in the streets and clubs of New Orleans and throughout the northern Hemisphere, Nealand has emerged as an innovative, sensitive and daring music creator and performer.
    She is most recognized for her performance on saxophones, clarinet and vocals and has been at the forefront of the revival of New Orleans Traditional Jazz amongst the younger generation of the city’s musicians. After playing and learning as a sideman in established New Orleans Bands for several years, (Panorama Jazz Band, VaVaVoom, The New Orleans Moonshiners), in 2010 she formed her own Traditional Jazz band “The Royal Roses”. The Royal Roses released it’s first album, “A Tribute to Sydney Bechet: Live at Preservation Hall” to national acclaim and Nealand was voted as one of Downbeat Magazines top ten rising stars for soprano saxophone in 2010.
    Nealand grew up in a musical family in California listening to Preservation Hall Jazz Band recordings side by side with Stravinsky, Joan Baez and the Pixies. Later, during her time at Oberlin College/Conservatory she was exposed and fell in love with the recordings of Mingus, the soundscapes of Mort Subotnik and the performances of Laurie Anderson. With a strong interest in interdisciplinary work and sound for theatre and installation, she moved to Paris to study at the Ecole du Theatre Physical Jacques Lecoq. Upon returning to the states, she bicycled cross-country collecting audio interviews and stories in rural America to be used in a series of compositions about true “American Dreams”. This bicycle trip landed her in New Orleans, which has acted as her home base since 2005. In New Orleans she began playing traditional jazz, jazz manouche of Django Reinhardt, as well as Balkan/Klezmer music. She quickly became involved in the local improvisation scene as well, making frequent appearances at the Open Ears series playing her own compositions with various ensembles and artists.
    In addition to leading the Royal Roses, Nealand is also the leader/frontman ofNew Orleans premier rockabilly band “Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers”, and as performs frequently with her solo project, “The Monocle”. She also is a member of Panorama Jazz Band and Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship. In 2010 and 2011 she appeared frequently as herself in the HBO TV series, “Treme”.
    Nealand has performed extensively in New Orleans at clubs, in the Jazz and Heritage Fest, FrenchQuarter Fest and Satchmo Fest. She has also performed frequently in New York City at Lincoln Center Summer Festival in NYC, the BlueNote, Knitting Factory, Barbes and has premiered original works at Symphony Space and Alice Tully Hall. Internationally she has appeared at the Istanbul Jazz Festival, London Swing Festival, Barcelona Swing Out, and has toured several times around Irealand, Sweden, Germany , France and the Balkans.
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    Sometimes it’s a real blessing, a gift, to encounter music that isn’t dutifully trying to Prove Something, insisting that we admire its Authenticity. Guitarist Leo Forde has got the wonderful notion into his head and fingers that music, candid and gentle, ought to be enough for anyone. And he’s not only intellectually right, but emotionally so.
    – Michael Steinman, JAZZ LIVES .
    https://leoforde.bandcamp.com/
    https://jazzlives.wordpress.com/…/leo-fordes-gracious…/