Di, 3. August Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 4. August Miss Nöyd
Do, 5. August Dima Bondarev Trio
Fr, 6. August Donau Conversations
Sa, 7. August JABLOT MUNCH ZOO
So, 8. August Eleven……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, 3. August
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:
— 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.
Growing up in a tiny fishing town in the isolated north of Norway, Miss Nöyd was forced to find inspiration in the juxtaposition between the violence of nature and the safe but clammy existence of insular, small-town living. It’s no wonder she was drawn to the artistic opportunities and pulsating energy of Europe’s music-capital Berlin.
Her compositions are characterized by humble but clear pop melodies that leave space for pristine vocal deliveries that enchant and entice. Her lyrics are waves of consciousness that reflect a voice that is seasoned with experience and emotion, the perfect harmony between vulnerability and strength.
Dima Bondarev — trumpet
Igor Osypov — guitar
Nathan Ott — drums
Dima Bondarev’s warm thoughtful playing and writing is a treat. His use of space is refreshing and the high spirited group of musicians he assembled play beautifully throughout his CD «I’m Wondering»
Dima Bondarev Trio is one of the brightest examples of how versatile cultures, music trends, mindsets united and driven by the universal power of jazz can take shape of an offbeat, well-balanced and exquisite formation. His dedication to jazz has been around since early childhood. In his early twenties, he became part of two well-known Ukrainian jazz bands, Magnifika Group and Acoustic Quartet. After moving to Berlin in 2013 Dima formed his own international band, which has shared many happy and glorious moments together. Some of the highlights are : the 2nd price of ’50. Jazz and Odra festival’ in Wroclaw (Poland, 2014), the 1st Price of Festival de Jazz à Montauban (France, 2014) and JIB-Jazz-Preis Der Karl Hofer Gesellschaft Gestiftet von Toni und Albrecht Kumm (Germany, 2015), 2nd Price of Umbria Jazz Festival (Italy, 2017)
On September 2017 Dima’s Quintet released his debut album under the Unit Records called I’m Wondering.
In beginning of 2018 Dima formed his new Quartet. This projectplayed many concerts in Germany and Poland. On January 2019 Band got grant from Berliner Senat for recording album.
Since autumn 2021 Dima becomes a member of Focusyear Band, where he will get a possibilitiy to collaborate with Aaron Parks, Jeff Ballard, Miguel Zenon, Becca Stevens, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Sullivan Fortner, Larry Greandier and others.Dima has been collaborating with many outstanding musicians of European and American scenes, among them – Greg Cohen, Joey Baron, NDR Big Band, Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Jim Black, Nels Cline, Steve Turre, Conrad Herwig and many others.
Nathan Ott (drums)
Ott wuchs in einer musikalischen Familie in Augsburg auf und begann nach einer Ausbildung als klassischer Geiger und Erfahrungen in klassischen Jugendorchestern mit 18 Jahren, Schlagzeug zu spielen, nachdem er ein Konzert von Dave Liebman erlebt hatte. Nach Unterricht bei Walter Bittner, seinem Abitur und einer einjährigen Vorbereitungszeit begann er 2009 sein Instrumentalstudium bei Billy Elgart an der Hochschule für Musik Würzburg, um es 2011 an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg bei Holger Nell fortzusetzen und zu beenden.
Im Quartett Curious Case spielte er mit Anna-Lena Schnabel, Philipp Püschel und Christian Müller. Im Nathan Ott Quartet hat er zusammen mit Dave Liebman, Sebastian Gille und Robert Landfermann sein Debütalbum The Cloud Divers aufgenommen, das 2018 bei Unit Records erschien. Im Dezember 2019 erschien sein zweites Album Shades of Red (Unit Records) im Quartett mit Dave Liebman, Jonas Westergaard und Sebastian Gille.
Weiterhin arbeitete er unter anderem mit Christof Lauer, Richie Beirach, Stephan Meinberg, Christopher Dell, Sven Kerschek, Gabriel Coburger, Tobias Delius, Menzel Mutzke, Vladyslav Sendecki und Claus Stötter. Zudem spielt er in der Weltmusik-Gruppe Maik Mondial und im Duo-Projekt Doglance mit dem Gitarristen Julian Fischer. Er tourte international und trat auf Festivals wie Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Swinging Groningen, Tollwood sowie Elbjazz auf.
Guitarist and composer Igor Osypov with his crunchy, slightly distorted sound has become one of the distinct voices in jazz as well as indie-rock and fusion. His playing with “blood and guts” brings a “fresh and complete concept” (allaboutjazz.com) to concert stages and jazz clubs all over the world. One of the albums that he has worked on as a part of Logan Richardson’s project “Blues People” has been listed under the top 3 jazz albums of 2018 by the New York Times.
“A secret weapon from Ukraine” (Jazz Times), Igor earned his recognition by touring internationally and also recording with some of the greatest artists. Among those are Logan Richardson (both of his latest projects SHIFT and Blues People), Kurt Rosenwinkel, Nasheet Waits, Tech N9ne, Josh Ginsburg, Wanja Slavin, Bodek Janke, Diego Pinera, Elias Stemeseder and others. All while developing his own band, and recording his debut (“I”, Unit Records, 2015) and sophomore (“Dream Delivery”, For-Tune, 2016) albums.
Both as a sideman and a band leader Igor took part in a number of major jazz festivals and events around the globe such as NPR Tiny Desk, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Montreaux Jazz Festival and others. He won awards in many different contests in Europe such as Montauban Jazz, Smietana jazz guitar competition and Jazz nad Odra.
Igor has been developing his own unique multilayered style of playing whilst studying at the Jazz Institute Berlin with renowned musicians such as Kurt Rosenwinkel, John Hollenbeck, Greg Cohen, Gerard Presencer, Marc Muellbauer, Tino Derado, Wolfgang Köhler, Jörg Achim Keller and others. During his studying Igor was awarded with Deutschlandstipendium and JIB-Jazz-Preis der Karl Hofer Gesellschaft 2015. Shortly after his graduation as a Master of composition in 2019 Igor was granted the scholarship Elsa-Neumann Stipendium. In 2020, Igor is working simultaneously on two interconnected projects, both of which deal with the concept of Motherland in different ways.
Tony Tixier – 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.“
Sa, 7. August
JABLOT MUNCH ZOO
Jacob Mundt – Kontrabas & compositions
Julius Gawlik – Tenor Saxophone
Valentin Gerhardus – Piano
Marius Wankel – Drums
Jablot Munch brings his trained music monkeys from his little Zoo in Kreuzberg, to show you all how far they’ve come with their training. They have learned Jablots music, music that is coloured by a scandinavian tone and sensitivity but still with room for the monkeys playful nature. Sometimes they don’t do what they are told, and that is usually pretty exciting! So come out to Donaustraße to hear a slightly unusual concert, with a risky feel.
Don’t bring bananas, they’ll go crazy –
So, 8. August
Nora Jim — piano, voice
Sébastien Degueldre — bass
Eleven is a Belgian band formed during lockdown time in spring 2020 by piano player and singer Nora Jim and bass player Sébastien Degueldre. They both have a jazz background, studying at the conservatory of Brussels. After a performance at Two-Song Tuesday, Donau115 invited them to record their first duo album “Dreamer” inside the venue during the second lockdown. They will present these songs and other selections.