DIESE WOCHE: 13.-18. OKTOBER, 2020

Di, 13. OktoberTwo-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 14. Oktober Mirna Bogdanovic & Povel Widestrand

Do, 15. Oktober RUEß // NAVARRO // OTT
Fr, 16. Oktober Scopes
Sa, 17. Oktober The Doug Weiss Berlin Band
So, 18. Oktober Andres Marino & Lucia BoffoTACO KWEEN is back!! TUES, FRI & SAT 18.30-22-00

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Di, 13. Oktober
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:
— 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, 14. Oktober
Mirna Bogdanovic & Povel Widestrand

Mirna Bogdanovic and Povel Widestrand have been playing together in various projects since their study years at the Jazz Institute in Berlin. They’ve recorded Mirna’s debut album with her octet last year, that is to be released soon. This time they play mostly Mirna’s compositions in an intimate duo setting.


Do, 15. Oktober 


Die Intmität des Trioformats bildet die Grundlage, auf der das Ensemble dem Zuhörer neuartge Klangwelten öffnet, die aus einem breiten musikalischen Spektrum schöpfen. Im so entstanden Raum steht die Intensität des Moments und Unmittelbarkeit der Kommunikation im Mittelpunkt. Auf Ihrer Tour stellen die jungen Musiker aus Paris, Hamburg und Berlin ihre ganz persönliche Sicht der Dinge vor.
Unbekannt sind die Drei auf den europäischen Jazzbühnen jedoch schon lange nicht mehr. Nathan Otts Quartett mit Dave Liebman hat in den vergangen Jahren mit zwei Veröffentlichungen und etlichen Tourneen für großes Aufsehen gesorgt.
Das Amaury Faye Trio von Louis Navarro ist vor allem in Frankreich sehr bekannt und Preisträger des Lübecker Jazzpreises Alexander Rueß ist u.a. mit seinem Projekt ‚Manko‘ einer der aufstrebenden Gitarristen der Jazzszene.


Fr, 16. Oktober 

Scopes is an European jazz ensemble rooted in Berlin and Paris.The group consists of four musicians who met in New York, where each spent several years and developed his own style in music.
Four individual composers with sense for the pulse of time have joined to form a whole and create a distinct bandsound. While their music is deeply grounded in the jazz tradition, their songs serve as a platform to explore new realms through improvisation.
Like a kaleidoscope, their music evolves in each concert and creates an unique experience for the listener. The acoustic quartet produces a transparent, modern sound that stands out from the classic line up of alto saxophone, piano, double bass and drums.

Matt Chalk (US)
Alto Saxophone:
Alto saxophonist Matt Chalk grew up in a musical household in Kansas City but found artistic maturity in New York. He studied at The New School under Jaleel Shaw. Also a prolific composer in his own right, Chalk’s own music bridges a lyrical abstraction of contemporary classical music and jazz improvisation. His influences run as wide as painter Richard Diebenkorn to composer Henri Dutilleux, poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti to chef Alice Waters. Chalk currently lives in Paris where he composes, writes, and paints.

Tony Tixier (FR)
Tony Tixier has been a steady member of Logan Richardson’s Band for years and has also performed with Christian Scott’s group. The French pianist released his album “Dream Pursuit” with Logan Richardson, Burniss Earl Travis and Justin Brown in 2012. Since 2014, Tony has been living in New York, where he has established himself as part of the jazz scene and has performed with the jazz trombone legend Dick Griffin, as well as Seamus Blake and Kendrick Scott, among others.

Tom Berkmann (DE)
Tom Berkmann studied double bass at the Jazz Institut Berlin and then at Manhattan School of Music in New York as a DAAD scholar . He was a semifinalist in the International Double Bass Competition “Bass 2010”, received the German Academy Award for “Best Film Score” in 2013, and won the German Critics Award at the Berlin Film Festival for the Soundtrack of the Feature Movie “Oh Boy”.

Mathias Ruppnig (AT)
Austrian drummer and composer Mathias Ruppnig is an indemand musician in the Berlin jazz scene. With his own projects “The Spinning”, “Square Quartet” and “DACH” he tours Europe regularly. He completed both a Bach­elor and Master’s Degree at the University of Music and Performing Arts, in Graz, Austria. As a leader he released two albums “square” and “The Spinning” with the Viennese label, Session Work Records. In 2014, he won the “Downbeat Award” for College Graduate Outstanding Performance in the Latin group category with the KUG Composers’ Ensemble. Since 2018 a member of the Tobias Meinhart 4tet & Kurt Rosenwinkel (Sunnyside Records).


Sa, 17. Oktober 
The Doug Weiss Berlin Band

The Doug Weiss Berlin Band

For over 30 years I have made a career of elevating the performances of Artists such as Kevin Hays, Peter Bernstein, Mike Moreno, Lizz Wright, Brian Blade, Eddie Henderson, Clifford Jordan, and Al Foster.
I have been a student not only of their music, but of the way in which they lead, and have sometimes thought that maybe I would do things a little differently. Now I am ready to take on this responsibility. I love music and want to share something special.
It is for this reason that I have chosen the pianist Bela Meinberg. He has harmonic and melodic taste and sensitivity, and also takes the role of ‘member of the percussion section’ quite seriously. Jordan Dinsdale is a subtle and swinging drummer who has studied the lineage of rhythmic greats and comes prepared to contribute to the vibe every time. Ori Jacobsen brings beautiful sound, presence and storytelling to the table. I am so pleased to have met each of these remarkable young musicians and to be trusted with leadership of this group.
We will play our interpretations of music that we all love, including a few of my own compositions. And in the words of my mentor Al Foster we will strive to bring the audience “Love, Peace, and Jazz.”


So, 18. Oktober 
Andres Marino & Lucia Boffo

Andres Marino & Lucia Boffo duo was formed in early 2014. This project inhabits the songwriting format, however, it is allowed to take the song to less traveled places. They fuse elements of the harmonic conception of jazz, electronic music, poetry and narrative. In addition, adding voice as an instrument. In 2015 they recorded their first digital EP “Cíclico”, which was presented in the city of Buenos Aires, San Luis Tierra del Fuego and Córdoba. In 2017 they recorded and released their first record material in physical LP format, “Diente de León”. This album was released independently in Argentina, and also by the label Imparmaint Records, in JAPAN. In 2019 they made their first European tour, with presentations in Germany. Currently (2020) they are working on new music, exploring elements of electronic music in greater depth. They have shared the stage with: Mono Fontana, Martin Sued, Melina Moguilevsky, Florencia Otero, Tomas Fares, Ser Arrebol, Nadia Larcher, Nadia Szachniuk, Quique Sinesi, among others.


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1ST SHOW 20.00
2ND SHOW 21.30
APPROXIMATELY 25 people fit inside our bar per show & there is no reservation system, so come early if you want to get a place 
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Di, 20. OktoberTwo-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 21. Oktober Stereo Heart

Do, 22. Oktober Constantly Moving Happiness Machines
Fr, 23. Oktober Filipe Duarte – Room in the Middle
Sa, 24. Oktober Uassyn