Mo, 30. August Pedro Martins Solo
Di, 31. August Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 1. September Reza Askari ROAR
Do, 2. September Edi Nulz
Fr, 3. September Christoph Möckel
Sa, 4. September Daniel Hirth Quartett
So, 5. SeptemberGriffin Brown
……Concerts: 10 Euros or more.
…………We started the Donau115 Musician Fund.
………………The bar accepts card payments now.
……………………More info below.
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Vox is the second solo album from Brazilian guitarist Pedro Martins. The album comes after the release of one solo album, 2011’s Dreaming High. The album Vox was co-produced by Pedro Martins and Kurt Rosenwinkel and was released on Berlin-based independant label Heartcore Records. Since the release of his debut album, Pedro Martins has quietly but assuredly become one of the Brazil’s most respected artists. Still just twenty eight years old, he has lent his playing, songwriting and arranging talents to a range of stand out releases, from Brazil contemporaries such as Daniel Santiago, Michael Pipoquinha, Frederico Heliodoro and Antonio Loureiro to world-renowned jazz musicians like Kurt Rosenwinkel, Genevieve Artadi and on Thundercat’s It Is What It Is album.
Pedro Martins is now focussing on his first album of new material in two years. The artist will release his third solo album through Heartcore Records next year.
Di, 31. 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.
Mi, 1. September
Reza Askari ROAR
Stefan Karl Schmid – saxes
Reza Askari – double bass
Fabian Arends – drums
The Trio of Cologne-based bassist and composer Reza Askari unites three young, virtuoso and most interesting protagonists of the current European jazz- and improvised music scene.
Together with Stefan Karl Schmid on saxophones and Fabian Arends on drums, Askari has created a homogeneously, warm and round- sounding group, fully loaded with high energy and constant sake to experiment.
All three musicians are equal partners of interaction, therefore the three- dimensional band sound is not missing a harmony instrument.
The musical foundation of the group consists of friendship, trust and the attempt of always finding new ways of musical expression.
Playing with structures and forms in union with traditional values of jazz music makes Roar an exciting and intensive listening experience.
So far the trio has toured all over Germany, Europe, Colombia and Indonesia.
Roar released their second studio album in spring 2020 on Berlin-based label QFTF.
Do, 2. September
Siegmar Brecher – bass clarinet
Julian Adam Pajzs – guitar
Valentin Schuster – drums
“Mangy chamber punk jazz”
What seems to be pure anarchy is in fact carefully choreographed music that constantly pulls the rug from under you: the bass clarinet can be anything from a bass instrument to a solo singer, the guitar takes the rhythm but also the bass or solo parts, while the drums deftly link all these elements.
This is devil-may-care music, a hilarious tightrope walk between insanity and precision. Edi Nulz: Grand audio drama, baby.
Fr, 3. September
Christoph Möckel – Saxophone, Bassclarinet, Fx
Peter Meyer – Guitar, Fx
Benjamin Geyer – Keys, Fx
Philip Dornbusch – Drums
An exciting evening full of creative and improvised music, with some of Berlins finest Jazz-Musicians.
Photo Copyright: Lukas Diller
Sa, 4. September
Daniel Hirth Quartett
Daniel Hirth: Guitar
Max Rademacher: Tenorsaxophon
Lisa Wulff: Bass
Moritz Hamm: Drums
Contemporary Jazz mit genreübergreifenden Einflüssen – das ist der Sound des Daniel Hirth Quartetts.
Bestehend aus dem Gitarristen und Namensgeber Daniel Hirth, dem Tenorsaxophonisten Max Rademacher, der Bassistin Lisa Wulff und dem Schlagzeuger Moritz Hamm, verbindet die aus Hamburg stammende Band Klänge und Rhythmen aus verschiedenen musikalischen Welten.
Die Haupteinflüsse des Gitarristen liegen im Modernjazz, der Klassik und der Popmusik. Gemeinsam kreieren die vier Musiker:innen einen modernen Sound, der von der individuellen musikalischen Ausdrucksstärke und dem aufmerksamen Feingefühl lebt. Dabei entstehen intime und zerbrechliche, aber auch energetische und groovige Kompositionen.
Im Juni 2020 erschien Daniel Hirths Debutalbum „Auf ein Wort“, auf dem vom Trio bis hin zum Quintett verschiedene Besetzungen zu hören sind.
Griffin Brown – vocals, drums, synth, piano
Griffin Brown is a composer, poet, drummer, songwriter+vocalist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Brooklyn. Described by The Wire as “impressive” and “original,” his musical work collides—and sometimes exists wholly inside of—idioms like classical, jazz, electronic, experimental pop and rock, and improvised music. He’s performed/premiered music across the US and in Europe and shared stages with established and emerging international luminaries alike. His poetry appears or is forthcoming in The Paris Review, Poetry Northwest, Prelude, and elsewhere, and he studied composition and poetry at Yale.
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TUES-SUN FROM 18.00 -00.00
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.
1: OUTSIDE SEATING- 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 ellapsed.
2: INSIDE SEATING- To join us inside, you must provide contact tracing information as above. Additionally, you must provide either a negative test result from the previous 24 hours or proof of full vaccination/recovery, without exception. If you want to see a show inside, plan accordingly.
3: NO STANDING ROOM- If you are inside, you must be either seated or moving. Absolutely no standing will be allowed. A maximum of ten people, from a maximum of five households, may sit at a table pod.
4: TABLE SERVICE- Please do not come up to the bar. One of us will come to your table and take your drink order.
6: MASKS- wear one when walking around the space
5: CLOSING TIME- We will shut down the bar at midnight (00:00), which means last call for drinks will happen around 11:30. Please treat our staff with patience as they enforce this rule. We hope to be able to party with you without time limits soon, but for a bit longer we must follow these rules. Be patient. It will be worth the wait.
6: 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
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.
Donau115 – Alt von Harbou Matheny GbR
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, 7. September Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 8. September Hawkins/Forde/Dinsdale
Do, 9. September SoKo Steidle
Fr, 10. September Urban Animal
Sa, 11. September TBA
So, 12. September Thomas Franz