OUR NEW OPENING HOURS ARE:
TUES-SAT FROM 18.00 ON
SUNDAYS FROM 12.00 ON
2 SHOWS PER NIGHT:
1ST SHOW 20.30
2ND SHOW 22.00
APPROXIMATELY 25 people fit inside our bar per show & there is no reservation system, so come early if you want to get a place
TACO TUESDAY & SATURDAY 18.00-22.00
MEXICAN BRUNCH SUNDAY 12.00-17.00
by the one and onlyTaco Kween
Di, 1. September Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 2. September TRIBAL GATE
Do, 3. September ONA Series
Fr, 4. September Paul & Fabiana
Sa, 5. September Johannes Haage Drift
So, 6. SeptemberEsther van Maanen
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Di, 1. September
Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
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[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:
— 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.
Donau115 is a very fun but weird musician’s musician kind of bar, come expecting oddballs.
TRIBAL GATE is a musical group formed in Berlin in the summer of 2020. Consisting of Eldar Tsalikov on woodwinds, Martin Buhl on double bass and Fermín Merlo on drums, the group plays freely improvised music with a shared goal in mind, namely to explore the art of improvisation in as many different contexts as possible.
This has brought the group to seek out different locations all around Berlin, from clubs and galleries to the forests and the streets. And now the trio is gonna bring their fresh sound in Donau115.
To get an idea, take a look at this trailer of a session that the band did in one of the Berlin’s forests: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diT-jr8BvOQ
Olga Amelchenko – alto sax
Musina Ebobissé – tenor sax
Tom Berkmann – double bass
Mathias Ruppnig – drums
ONA is a Slavic word which translates as SHE. ONA is Mirna Bogdanovic from Slovenia and Olga Amelchenko from Russia, two Berlin-based musicians who met at the Jazz Institut and have been friends ever since. Both active in the Berlin jazz scene, a mutual inspiration led to the idea of sharing a monthly series at their favourite club in Berlin, Donau115. Every month one of them will perform with some of their favourite musicians, either with existing bands or brand new projects – and you never know, they might even play together sometimes!
PAUL & FABIANA
We saw each other basically every day since the coronavirus pandemic started. Life has treated us well. We studied all kinds of music together, played on all kinds of instruments.
But what is the life of a musicians without you as an audience?
So we are more than happy to get out of our snail-shell and share an evening of music with our beloved Donau115 audience.
Depending on everybody´s mood we can throw in Lana del Reys Venice Bitch, or for the more demure ones, pure and chaste folk melodies, till we throw in the sponge.
entrance: 5-100000 Euros suggested
“FABIANA STRIFFLER is a very talented violinist who plays directly from the heart. Her beautiful sound is a reflection of herself. Fabiana has a unique balance of keen Intuition and Intellect that allows her to make pure music no matter what creative situation she finds herself in.“ New York 2016, Garry Dial (Grammy “live at the Village Vanguard”).
Her early years she spent with her lovely family in Italy. During her childhood she was encouraged to engage in a variety of artistic and musical activities. Fabiana studied Jazz and Classical violin in Berlin (UdK and HfM). In 2016 she got a New York City – sponsorship to be able to work on her own music and get inspired by the New York music-scene. A year earlier she got the “Elsa-Neumann”- scholarship for compositions/performance with an modern and improvising string-quartet.
„Lyric and expressive, Paul Santner stands out as one of Europe’s most important players today.“ – Greg Cohen (Tom Waits, Woody Allen, Bob Dylan…).
He was born in Salzburg, Austria in 1992. That’s where he started to sing and play the trumpet and the piano from a young age. He picked up the double bass at 14 and the guitar at 17. After having performed over 300 concerts in classical orchestras and professional Jazz Bands as a teenager, he moved to Berlin in 2011 to study music with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Greg Cohen and others. Apart from his solo, duo and trio projects he performs with Sun Dew, 1000 gram, Bitter Blond, Rachel Sermanni and many more all over Europe and beyond.
Johannes Haage guitar, compositions
Matthias Pichler bass
Joe Smith drums, compositions
These musicians of German, Austrian and American origin met in their current home-base Berlin and have been playing extensively as a band for many years.
The Trio “DRIFT” mainly works with compositions by guitarist Johannes Haage and drummer Joe Smith which offer a great variety of stylistic starting points from which they embark on new musical journeys together, creating open spaces for spontaneous improvisation and mutual interplay. As in a dreamlike state, their music drifts from sparse to dense, from pop-like structures to free improvisation – but always staying true to the melody of the song and the calling of the moment.
Their current second album “Darwin´s Blues”, came out in 2019, which features both bass players who are actively involved in the band: Founding member Matthias Pichler (Wolfgang Muthspiel Trio, Marc Copland etc.) as well as Oliver Potratz (Klima Kalima, Helen Schneider, etc.)
The new compositions by Haage and Smith on the Album expand the concept of their debut album “Drift” by adding new elements like overdubs, loops, extended instrumental techniques and electronic modifications to the acoustic sound of the Band, thus opening up new pathways for fresh new live exploration of the material.
Die drei Musiker aus Deutschland, Österreich und den USA trafen sich in ihrer gemeinsamen Wahlheimat Berlin und spielen seit vielen Jahren in dieser Besetzung zusammen.
Das Trio “DRIFT” arbeitet heute vornehmlich mit den Songs und Kompositionen des Gitarristen Johannes Haage und des Schlagzeugers Joe Smith.
Hier geht es um die stets neue, gemeinsame Entwicklung des oft sparsam instrumentierten Materials im spontan-improvisatorischen Raum.
Dabei driftet die Musik von karg zu verdichtet, von Song-Strukturen zu freierer Improvisation, bleibt dabei jedoch immer der Melodie des jeweiligen Stücks und der Einzigartigkeit des Moments treu.
Ihr zweites Album “Darwin´s Blues” erschien 2019. Es sind beide Bassisten zu hören, die derzeit aktiv involviert sind: Sowohl Gründungsmitglied Matthias Pichler (Wolfgang Muthspiel Trio, Marc Copland etc.) als auch Oliver Potratz (Klima Kalima, Helen Schneider, etc.)
Die neuen Kompositionen von Haage und Smith auf dem Album erweitern das akustische Klangkonzept ihres Debuts “Drift” durch Elemente wie Overdubs, Loops und elektronische Modifikation, und eröffnen neue Wege im konzertanten Umgang mit dem Material.
So, 6. September
Esther van Maanen
Esther van Maanen plays a solo brunch set.
During a solo concert by Esther van Maanen, you can expect a mix of classics from the sixties and her own brand of bluesy melodies. She covers Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and Joni Mitchell among others.
She creates an intimate setting with songs that need an attentive ear. In her music she explores the combination between folk melodies and jazzy rhythms. She accompanies herself on guitar and piano, allowing her melodies to move with the flow of the instruments. People who were young in the sixties can be carried back to that time, and millennials might feel like buying a record player after a concert.
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WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT
Di, 8. SeptemberTwo-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 9. September Elias Stemeseder/James Banner/Jonas Westergaard
Do, 10. September Santner/Merlo/Werner
Fr, 11. September Donau Conversations
Sa, 12. September The Whisky Sours
So, 13. September Eldar Tsalikov and Greg Cohen