NEWS

  • DIESE WOCHE: 11-16. AUGUST, 2020

    Di, 11. August Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 12. August Practically Married #26 w/Max Andrzejewski
    Do, 13. August Tobias Haug Quartett

    Fr, 14. August Aarón Castrillo Band
    Sa, 15. August Far East Trio
    So, 16. August Johnny Kulo at Donau115 Sunday Brunch

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    Di, 11. August
    Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //

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

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

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

    Your set may include TWO SONGS or last TEN MINUTES.

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

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

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

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

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    Mi, 12. August 
    Practically Married #26 w/Max Andrzejewski

    Declan Forde – Piano
    James Banner – Bass

    special guest:
    Max Andrzejewski – Drums

    We are back after a 4 month pause from our series, presenting original music and improvisation with long term collaborator Max Andrzejewski – there’ll be seats in the house and we’re streaming as part of Jazzwoche Berlin – more info to follow!

    CORONA INFORMATION – Only approximately 25 people at a time may sit in our bar / stage area to enjoy the music. (The exact number is subject to change as requirements become more strict or more lax over time. Our staff will keep you informed of the most up-to-date requirements, z.b. contact tracing, etc., as conditions change.)

    At present, we do not have a reservation system, so if you want a seat, come early. If you show up and there’s no place in the bar left, don’t leave! Read below, and come and enjoy a drink at our expanded sidewalk table seating.

    To allow more people to hear the music (and pay the musicians!), we are temporarily switching to a “two-shows-per-night” system. This means that if you were one of the 25 who watched the first set in the bar, we invite you to join us for a drink in our sidewalk seating outside or in the cozy back room for a drink. This will free up space during the second set for people who were outside waiting. Even in a pandemic, there’s plenty of music to go around!

    —-

    Max Andrzejewski
    (*1986)

    drummer
    composer
    living in Berlin

    Max Andrzejewski (*1986) is a drummer and composer, living in Berlin.

    His energetic musical work between Jazz, Rock, contemporary composition and improvised music brings him all over the world for concerts and composition commissions.

    The „maverick aesthete“ (Süddeutsche Zeitung) Max Andrzejewski studied drums at KHM Cologne and JIB Berlin. His own band HÜTTE won one of the biggest German Jazz Prices – Neuer Deutscher Jazzpreis 2013.

    He also plays in and writes music for the experimental duo TRAINING and the brand new chamber musical group „Stemeseder Andrzejewski LIGHT/TIED“. Max plays in bands with Julien Desprez (ABACAXI), the experimental Surf band Expressway Sketches, Charles Gayle, Kalle Kalima, and many others.

    Max composes contemporary music – commission works include works for Podium Festival Esslingen, Ensemble Resonanz, HAW Chor Hamburg with saxophone quartet Clair Obscur and percussion quartet Elbtonal, aDevantgarde Festival Munich, Thalia Theater Hamburg, Münchner Kammerspiele, Schauspiel Frankfurt, Maxim Gorki Theater a.o.

    Max was on tour in Aserbaijan, Israel, Russia, Cuba, USA, Czech, Portugal, Italy, Netherlands, Egypt, Austria, Serbia, Switzerland, Poland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexiko and appears on numerous albums on Traumton, Act, Pirouet, Wizmar, Unit, Jazzhaus, NWog, Whyplayjazz.

    http://maxandrzejewski.de

    —-

    www.jamesbanner.com/practicallymarried

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    Do, 13. August 
    Tobias Haug Quartett

    Tobias Haug – as
    Felix Langemann – p
    Luca Müller – b
    Felix Ambach – d

    Das Tobias Haug Quartett, bestehend aus Musikern der Kölner Jazz-Szene,
    bewegt sich
    vorwiegend im traditionellen Bereich. Es ist die gemeinsame Liebe zum
    Hard-Bop, welche die vier Musiker vereint. Sie überzeugen mit ihrem
    energetischen und vorantreibenden Spiel und bringen jedes Stück zum
    swingen.
    Ihr Repertoire ist beeinflusst durch grosse Künstler wie Dexter Gordon,
    Cedar Walton oder Art Blakey, die in den 60-er Jahren neue Impulse setzen
    konnten. Das Quartett spielt vorwiegend Eigenkompositionen. Aber
    selbstverständlich fehlen in ihrem Repertoire auch Jazz-Standards nicht.
    Im März 2019 wurde die Band mit einem Auftrittsstipendium der Werner
    Richard – Dr. Carl Dörken Stiftung belohnt.

    www.tobias-haug.com

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qgtibq14crQ&list=PLu4z3dYYZZ1vUB7gMvXcuXRjOgX8TvPqo&index=2

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    Fr, 14. August 
    Aarón Castrillo Band

    Aarón Castrillo (Kompositionen, Schlagzeug)
    Julius Windisch (Klavier)
    Johannes Mann (Gitarre)
    Christian Müller (Kontrabass)

    Internationales Musikerkollektiv, dass von Schlagzeuger und Komponisten Aarón Castrillo (Sevilla, Spanien, 1990) geleitet wird. Das von Aarón Castrillo geleitete Projekt ist das Resultat mehrerer Lernjahre, sowohl auf musikalischer wie auch auf persönlicher Ebene. Ehemalige Bandmitglieder, die Schulen an
    denen er studiert hat und die verschiedenen Städte in denen er gelebt hat, lenkten alle Aaróns Interesse und Inspiration dazu seinen Fokus auf die Komposition und Gründung dieses Projektes zu legen. Das Resultat ist ein Repertoir bestehend aus Originalkompositionen, welche alle die verschiedensten Einflüsse aus Pop, Rock, Klassik und Elektronik mit musikalischen Elementen des Jazz kombinieren um so einen neuen, zeitgenössischen Sound zu finden.
    Im Winter 2019 veröffentlicht Aarón sein Debut-Album “Memories”.

    https://www.instagram.com/aacastrillo/https://aaroncastrillo.bandcamp.com/album/memories

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    Sa, 15. August 
    Far East Trio

    Far East Trio
    Declan Forde – Piano
    Sidney Werner – Bass
    Aidan Lowe – Drums

    https://www.facebook.com/far.east.trio
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v4K7YeZc2whttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsM0vbLTVVo

    This group began like many of the fine things in life – by complete accident. Separate chance meetings (one on a bus, and one in a bar) brought us together. We have been close friends and played music together since the summer of 2015 and have no intention of stopping. There was never a ‘plan’ to how we should play together, or what material. The nature of the music that we play has progressed as intuitively as it began.

    By writing this I do not mean to convey a sense of aimlessness to the group; merely to explain that we have never try to force the music in one particular direction. Everything is open to interpretation, and no two nights are the same.

    Discovering our mutual love of Duke Ellington’s music – as well as of other great Jazz composers such as Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller, Thelonious Monk and Herbie Nichols – has helped to shape the sound of the group. Add to that some Free Jazz sensibilities and you get a trio with a distinct and personal sound…we hope.

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    So, 16. August 
    Johnny Kulo at Donau115 Sunday Brunch

    Mexican brunch ab 12 Uhr
    Musik ab 14 Uhr

    Inspired by artists such as BJ The Chicago Kid, Mac Ayres and Daniel Caesar, Johnny Kulo carves his own warm and unique sound as an artist, producer & multi-instrumentalist. With his laid back, soulful grooves, smooth RnB-vibes and a hint of pop with his catchy melodies: Johnny Kulo merges everything in a way that simply makes sense. He finds his roots in music from growing up in church in India which adds an undeniable character to his music.

    https://youtu.be/Akvef5NdMLc?t=33

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    Our very tasty, musico-nutritious collaboration with Taco Kween will continue as usual on Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

    We will of course continue to monitor and closely follow all guidance from the Ordnungsamt and the Berlin Senate to protect us all from Covid-19. We’ll still need to wait awhile before cramming people inside a small space. This means that only approximately 25 people at a time may sit in our bar / stage area to enjoy the music. (The exact number is subject to change as requirements become more strict or more lax over time. Our staff will keep you informed of the most up-to-date requirements, z.b. contact tracing, etc., as conditions change.)

    At present, we do not have a reservation system, so if you want a seat, come early. If you show up and there’s no place in the bar left, don’t leave! Read below, and come and enjoy a drink at our expanded sidewalk table seating.

    To allow more people to hear the music (and pay the musicians!), we are temporarily switching to a “two-shows-per-night” system. This means that if you were one of the 25 who watched the first set in the bar, we invite you to join us for a drink in our sidewalk seating outside or in the cozy back room for a drink. This will free up space during the second set for people who were outside waiting. Even in a pandemic, there’s plenty of music to go around!

    We are doing our best to make shows at tiny Donau115 as great as they can be in a very strict situation. We can’t promise we’ll get it perfect on the first try, so please be patient with us. We are also very open to your suggestions. If you have any good ideas after your first post-Covid visit that you think might make things run better, by all means reach out to us: info@donau115.de.

    – Liebe Gäste, liebe Musicweirdos, liebe Jazz Nerds of BerlinWE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU.

    With all the hope in the world for a better back half of 2020, we remain,

    Ihre Donau115


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    WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

    Di, 18. August Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 19. August Training
    Do, 20. August Moshammers Trio

    Fr, 21. August Andi Haberl
    Sa, 22. August Donau Conversations
    So, 23. August Miss Nöyd at Donau115 Sunday Brunch

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    Di, 4. August Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 5. August Stereo Heart
    Do, 6. August Windisch Quartett

    Fr, 7. August Greg Cohen and Declan Forde
    Sa, 8. August Until Quintet
    So, 9. August Jake Belissimo at Donau115 Sunday Brunch


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    Di, 4. August
    Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //

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

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

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

    Your set may include TWO SONGS or last TEN MINUTES.

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

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

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

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


    _______


    Mi, 5. August 
    Stereo Heart

    <>
    Greg Cohen – double bass (USA)
    Fabiana Striffler – violin (DE)
    Guest: Julia Bilat- cello (PL)

    “And now Something Completely Different “, as Monty Pythons used to say. I didn’t quote that without reason however. The mix of gags, skills, techniques and endless looking for a way to expand self-expression results it creating recording which challenges the listener by constant shift of gears and moods. (HIFI Critic)

    The Duo was born in 2010 and the two have maintained a musical collaboration and a close friendship ever since their arrival in Berlin.
    Guests that night will be the wonderful cellist Julia Bilat.

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

    From august 9th – 14th there will be a
    >Artistic Music Improvisation Workshop In Berlin<
    For string players on a semiprofessional and professional level.
    If you are interested get more information here:
    http://www.artful-music-improv.com/


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    Do, 6. August 
    Windisch Quartett

    Sölvi Kolbeinsson – alto sax
    Julius Windisch – piano/composition
    Felix Henkelhausen – upright bass
    Max Santner – drums

    Julius tries to think outside of categories and to combine different kinds of music that inspire him. Complex rhythmical structures, playful, quick change of roles, free improvisations, simple and catchy melodies as well as a special harmonic language meet. He is lucky enough to have his compositions executed by one of the most sought-after players from the Berlin scene. Even though many parameters are set through the compositions there is still a good amount of freedom that makes the music sound different each time.

    juliuswindisch.com
    https://soundcloud.com/julius-windisch/sets/julius-windisch-quartett
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZylK29rS0ZQ

    photo copyright: leaschmitt.net


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    Fr, 7. August 
    Greg Cohen and Declan Forde

    Two sets of Jazz music coming your way!

    //

    Greg Cohen – Bass
    Declan Forde – Piano

    //

    Greg and Declan have been playing together since 2015. From Neukölln to Schöneberg and once even as far as Glasgow, they endeavour to bring their joyful music to lands far and wide. We’re looking forward to be back performing live again as the lockdown eases and live music resumes across the world. So come on down, wash your hands and don’t touch your face!

    //

    Greg Cohen is a bass player.

    He has also worked as an arranger, producer, musical director and composer for the theatre, film, television and recording studios.

    The recordings he has been a part of have received various critical acclaim – including the Pulitzer Prize (Ornette Coleman), gold records and many album of the year awards.

    He has worked with a variety of artists in many styles of music. From A (Woody Allen, Laurie Anderson, Fiona Apple) To Z (John Zorn, Tom Ze)

    Some of the artists in-between are Susana Baca, Danny Barker, Bar Kokhba, Hal Blaine, Brian Blade, David Byrne, Carlinhos Brown, Bono Gal Costa, Ornette Coleman, Elvis Costello, Conte Condoli, Sheryl Crow, Uri Caine, Holly Cole, Chas ’n Dave, Rosanne Cash, Vinicio Caposselo, James Carter, Bob Dylan, Dave Douglas, Donovan, Francesco De Gregori, Eddy Davis, Kenny Davern, Teddy Edwards, Brian Eno, Marty Ehrlich, Hamid El Kasri, Bill Frisell, Marianne Faithfull, Mark Feldman, Victor Feldman, Crystal Gayle, Ben Goldberg, Gypsy Kings, Marty Grosz, Bebel Gilberto Jesse Harris, Billy Higgins, Herbert Hardesty, Keith Ingham, Norah Jones, Antony Johnson, Joe Jackson, Sir Tom Jones, Sir Elton John, Billy Joel, Dr. John, Lee Konitz, Haino Keiji, Kronos Quartet, Dagmar Krause, Jim Keltner, Gary Lucas, Greg Leisz, Awa Ly Shelly Manne, Marisa Monte, Masada, Masada String Trio, Mischa Mengelberg, Geoff Muldauer, Bette Midler, Giovanna Marini, Willie Nelson, Randy Newman, Odetta, Madeleine Peyroux, Ken Peplowski, Marc Ribot, Lou Reed, Keith Richards, Annie Ross, Ron Sexsmith, Bruce Springsteen, Tim Sparks, Sting, Little Jimmy Scott, Ed Sanders, Chango Spasiuk, Jamie Saft, The Surfers, David Sanborn, Dino Saluzzi, Tricky, Tommy Tedesco, James Taylor, Gianmaria Testa, Tom Waits, Victoria Williams, Charlie Watts, Loudon Wainwright, Kenny Werner, Kenny Wollesen, Dhafer Youssef Karim Ziad.

    Collaborations include artists such as: Wim Wenders, Francis Coppola, BBC Philharmonic, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Altman, Hal Wilner, Chicago Symphony, Penn and Teller, William S. Burroughs, Tokyo Philharmonic, Ruhrtrienalle Ochestre National de Lyon, Robert Wilson, Alan Watts, Laurie Anderson, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Tom Waits, Ethan Hawke, Irmin Schmidt.

    As leader, Cohen can be heard on the recordings Golden State (with Bill Frisell), Moment to Moment and Way Low.

    //

    Declan Forde is a pianist from Scotland and has been living in Berlin since 2014. In these past five years Forde has become the pianist of choice in Berlin across a broad spectrum of musical situations. From from Early Jazz with Igor Spallati’s Musicomaniacs, to performing the music of Duke Ellington with American bassist Greg Cohen (Ornette Coleman, John Zorn, Woody Allen, etc.); original music with James Banner’s Usine to freely improvised music with the likes of Jeff Williams, John Hollenbeck, Tobias Delius, Max Andrzejewski, Cansu Tanrikulu, Rudi Mahal, Jan Roder and Michael Griener.
    Forde also performs solo and was invited by the Berliner Festspiele to perform as part of American artist Rashid Johnson’s installation Antoine’s Organ at Berlin’s Gropius Bau July-December 2019.
    Beyond the world of Jazz and improvised music, Forde has performed, toured and recorded for over ten years with the Scottish singer and artist Rachel Sermanni.


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    Sa, 8. August 
    Until Quintet

    Héloïse Lefebvre – violin
    Eldar Tsalikov – clarinet
    Max Santner – drums
    Bernhard Meyer – bass, composition
    Peter Meyer – guitar, composition


    Chamber blues, jazz, indie, nice, imrov, rock (somehow), but with counterpoint (sometimes).

    This Quintet plays a collection of unpublished songs, written over the last years by the Meyer Brothers, known from Melt Trio, Other Animal, Murmuration and so on. Songs that require a warm and cosy acoustic setup, with a violin and a clarinet singing along, together, forever.

    check out:

    www.bernhardmeyer.net
    www.petermeyer.org

    Some other projects with the Meyers:

    https://youtu.be/E1zI14Ri8Pg
    https://youtu.be/tSDqryOj_QA


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    So, 9. August 
    Jake Belissimo at Donau115 Sunday Brunch


    Mexican brunch ab 12 Uhr
    Musik ab 14 Uhr

    Jake Bellissimo (born on January 12th, 1995) is an American songwriter currently residing in Berlin, Germany, where they run the record label Drunk With Love Records and publish albums of their orchestral pop music. Beginning with a story about a delayed New York City subway and the death of a close friend (“The Last Block of Manhattan”), their new EP The Motion That We Make rapidly changes perspective and cities, ending in Bavaria (“Am ende des Hoagartns”, recorded with the Neues Kollektiv München). Throughout its varied instrumentation, the EP also features collaborations with Gerald Busby (composer for Robert Altman’s “3 Women”) and Kitchen, among others.

    https://jakebellissimo.bandcamp.com/album/the-motion-that-we-make-2


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    Our very tasty, musico-nutritious collaboration with Taco Kween will continue as usual on Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

    We will of course continue to monitor and closely follow all guidance from the Ordnungsamt and the Berlin Senate to protect us all from Covid-19. We’ll still need to wait awhile before cramming people inside a small space. This means that only approximately 25 people at a time may sit in our bar / stage area to enjoy the music. (The exact number is subject to change as requirements become more strict or more lax over time. Our staff will keep you informed of the most up-to-date requirements, z.b. contact tracing, etc., as conditions change.)

    At present, we do not have a reservation system, so if you want a seat, come early. If you show up and there’s no place in the bar left, don’t leave! Read below, and come and enjoy a drink at our expanded sidewalk table seating.

    To allow more people to hear the music (and pay the musicians!), we are temporarily switching to a “two-shows-per-night” system. This means that if you were one of the 25 who watched the first set in the bar, we invite you to join us for a drink in our sidewalk seating outside or in the cozy back room for a drink. This will free up space during the second set for people who were outside waiting. Even in a pandemic, there’s plenty of music to go around!


    We are doing our best to make shows at tiny Donau115 as great as they can be in a very strict situation. We can’t promise we’ll get it perfect on the first try, so please be patient with us. We are also very open to your suggestions. If you have any good ideas after your first post-Covid visit that you think might make things run better, by all means reach out to us: info@donau115.de.


    – Liebe Gäste, liebe Musicweirdos, liebe Jazz Nerds of Berlin: WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU.


    With all the hope in the world for a better back half of 2020, we remain,


    Ihre Donau115
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    WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

    Di, 11. August Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 12. August Practically Married #26 w/Max Andrzejewski
    Do, 13. August Tobias Haug Quartett

    Fr, 14. August Aarón Castrillo Band
    Sa, 15. August Far East Trio
    So, 16. August Johnny Kulo at Donau115 Sunday Brunch

      CHECK IT OUT!
    …und noch vieles mehr und mehr und… you’ll just have to wait and see! 

    Du willst bei uns auftreten? Unser BOOKING läuft über info@donau115.de, wir freuen uns über Nachrichten!

    Hast du von der Donau115 über Freunde erfahren und willst in Zukunft über das Programm informiert werden, schicke bitte eine Mail mit dem Betreff „Newsletter“ an info@donau115.de

    Bist du Koch / Köchin, hast dein eigenes Catering oder verkaufst Streetfood und suchst noch nach einer abgenommenen Gastroküche in kreativer Atmosphäre, mit netten Teams und flexiblen Zeiten?
    Melde dich! coworking@donau115.de
  • Concerts starting this week: Hans & Ruby & Chad // Paul Santner Solo // Taco Tuesday & Saturday, Mexican Brunch Sunday /

    JAZZ BLEIBT!
    MUSIC SURVIVES!
    STREAMING’S OK, BUT
    MUSIC’S BETTER LIVE!

    We are thrilled to announce that our regular series of concerts begins again in August. Here are the specifics:

    – Beginning this Saturday, August 1st, concerts are back as usual, Tue-Sun.

    – Our very tasty, musico-nutritious collaboration with Taco Kween will continue as usual on Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

    – We will of course continue to monitor and closely follow all guidance from the Ordnungsamt and the Berlin Senate to protect us all from Covid-19. We’ll still need to wait awhile before cramming people inside a small space. This means that only approximately 25 people at a time may sit in our bar / stage area to enjoy the music. (The exact number is subject to change as requirements become more strict or more lax over time. Our staff will keep you informed of the most up-to-date requirements, z.b. contact tracing, etc., as conditions change.)

    – At present, we do not have a reservation system, so if you want a seat, come early. If you show up and there’s no place in the bar left, don’t leave! Read below, and come and enjoy a drink at our expanded sidewalk table seating.

    – To allow more people to hear the music (and pay the musicians!), we are temporarily switching to a “two-shows-per-night” system. This means that if you were one of the 25 who watched the first set in the bar, we invite you to join us for a drink in our sidewalk seating outside or in the cozy back room for a drink. This will free up space during the second set for people who were outside waiting. Even in a pandemic, there’s plenty of music to go around!

    – We are doing our best to make shows at tiny Donau115 as great as they can be in a very strict situation. We can’t promise we’ll get it perfect on the first try, so please be patient with us. We are also very open to your suggestions. If you have any good ideas after your first post-Covid visit that you think might make things run better, by all means reach out to us: info@donau115.de.

    – Liebe Gäste, liebe Musicweirdos, liebe Jazz Nerds of BerlinWE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU.

    With all the hope in the world for a better back half of 2020, we remain,

    Ihre Donau115

    ///////////////////////


    Sa, 1. August
    Hans and Ruby and Chad


    Hans Bilger- songs
    Ruby Bilger- songs
    Chad Matheny- songs

    Hans, Ruby, Chad, and a handful of other Donau115ers have been meeting regularly every Thursday over the summer to share, arrange, and record new music. Come hear what they’ve been up to.

    https://hansbilger.bandcamp.com/


    _______


    So, 2. August
    Paul Santner solo / Sunday Brunch




    // // // // //


    WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

    Di, 4. August Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
    Mi, 5. August Stereo Heart
    Do, 6. August Windisch Quartett

    Fr, 7. August Greg Cohen and Declan Forde
    Sa, 8. August Until Quintet
    So, 9. August TBA

    CHECK IT OUT!
    …und noch vieles mehr und mehr und… you’ll just have to wait and see! 

    Du willst bei uns auftreten? Unser BOOKING läuft über info@donau115.de, wir freuen uns über Nachrichten!

    Hast du von der Donau115 über Freunde erfahren und willst in Zukunft über das Programm informiert werden, schicke bitte eine Mail mit dem Betreff „Newsletter“ an info@donau115.de

    Bist du Koch / Köchin, hast dein eigenes Catering oder verkaufst Streetfood und suchst noch nach einer abgenommenen Gastroküche in kreativer Atmosphäre, mit netten Teams und flexiblen Zeiten?
    Melde dich! coworking@donau115.de

  • BACK TO LIFE! Concerts return on August 1st.

    Our first concerts in over four months are booked! Beginning on August 1 and going forward, we’ll return to our regularly scheduled concerts. (Stay tuned for exciting details about who’s playing.)

    Good Life | 12
    Soul II Soul - Back To Life (1989, Vinyl) | Discogs
  • THIS WEEK TUES, SAT & SUN: DONAU115 X TACO KWEEN // DONAU115 AS REHEARSAL SPACE? //

    Donau115 x Taco Kween
    Dear friends, 

    We are continuing with Taco Tuesday & Saturday from 18:00 to 21:30, and Mexican Brunch Sunday from 12:00 to 17:00.
    Jorge a.k.a. Taco Kween is a Mexican food artist who recently started preparing food in our kitchen. Authentic Mexican food and homemade organic tortillas, tamales, frijoles negros, echt legit tomatillo salsa, all made with love by hand…it’s surreal to find food this warm and alive in a crusty Berlin jazz bar.

    Reservations and more info are available here: https://www.tacokween.com/ We’ve also added Taco Kween-approved margaritas to the drink menu!!

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    HEY MUSICIANS! HEY COMPOSERS! HEY TEACHERS!

    Want to record in Donau115 on a relaxed, come-as-you-like basis?
    Want a place to work on music away from your apartment?
    Need a room for teaching voice, piano, guitar, or other chamber music instruments?
    Need a space to run teaching workshops for many students at once?
    Have 110 euros a month to spare?

    During hours in which Donau115 is not open as a bar or in use for service staff needs, we are inviting musicians, composers, music teachers, and podcasters to use our space.

    For a 110 euros per month introductory rate*, each coworker receives the following:
    – 6 hours of guaranteed scheduled you-only time per week for workshops or quiet recording sessions on the coworking Google Calendar
    – Additional flex time on a first-come-first-served basis as available on the coworking Google Calendar
    – open access to the space for writing, using the internet, hanging out with other musician coworkers who happen to be there while you’re waiting for your session or workshop, having a coffee, etc.
    * (This number and some of these conditions might need to be adjusted after the first few months so we can make sure we’re providing a service you need at the right price. We are very open to your feedback at this stage, so if you have a different idea about this structure but would still like to use our space, get in touch.)

    We’ve been investing in a lot of nice stuff for you to use over the past few months, including:
    – our upright piano, tuned (sort of!) regularly
    – our projector for running workshops
    – a Zoom L12 12-track simultaneous pre-amp set/audio mixer and capture card
    – a Zoom Q2N streaming camera
    – a pair of KRK 5 monitor speakers
    – Gefell UM70 large-diaphragm condenser microphone (basically the DDR version of a Neumann U87)
    – SM7-B large-diaphragm dynamic microphone
    – Oktava M 012 (matched pair) condenser microphones
    – + more SM57/and assorted clones than you could ever need
    – an XLR snake / plenty of decent XLR cables
    – plenty of microphone stands
    – a coffee machine

    It’s by no means a high-end studio or teaching space, but there’s enough here to make a solid-sounding album of songwriter material or jazz or chamber music, and enough space to hold teaching workshops in a cozy environment that you can be proud of and charge for.

    Get in touch with us quickly if any of this sounds appealing. Only a limited number of slots are available.

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    “What about live music?” Stay tuned. We are eager to get back to our regularly-scheduled program of nightly concerts. If you’re on this email list, you will be the first to know when we have good news for you on that front. Be patient. Hearing good music, safely for all, is worth the wait.

    BLEIB GESUND UND SOLIDARISCH,

    -Ihre D115 Team