DIESE WOCHE: 23. – 28. NOVEMBER, 2021

Di, 23. November Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 24. November Lucia Boffo & Quique Sinesi – Songs From Cuchi Leguizam

Do, 25. November Alex Ventling Trio
Fr, 26. November Fabian Dudek Quartet
Sa, 27. November Gregor Lener’s Floating Time
So, 28. November Trio Grenzgänger

…..2G+: show vaccination/recovery pass AND negative test to get inside.
………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, 23. November 
Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //

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[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:
— piano
— generic vocal microphones
— PA, accepting guitar/XLR cables

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


Mi, 24. November 
Lucia Boffo & Quique Sinesi – Songs From Cuchi Leguizam

Cuchi Leguizamon is one of the best-known composers of Argentine Folklore music. His music not only has references to the traditions of Argentina but also to Debussy and Bill Evans.
Quique and Lucia have embarked on the journey of reinterpreting the music of this beloved composer, daring to cross the boundaries of form and structure, allowing the language of improvisation to be the starting point for their arrangements and interpretations. Lucia and Quique propose a journey into the Argentinean landscapes, tinged with Jazz textures and colors through their arrangements.
About Quique Sinesi:
About Lucia Boffo:


Do, 25. November 
Alex Ventling Trio

Alex Ventling (NZ) – prepared piano, synth
Elias Weber (DE) – double bass
Phelan Burgoyne (UK) – drums

This is the music and improvisations of New Zealand pianist, Alex Ventling, and his long friendship with drummer, Phelan Burgoyne, and more recent addition of bassist, Elias Weber.
Long-form improvisations conjure up compositions, that appear as mountains might elude out from behind the fjord mist. Yes, think New Zealand landscapes but with European edginess.



Fr, 26. November
Fabian Dudek Quartet

Fabian Dudek / Reeds, Komposition
Felix Hauptmann / Piano, Synthesizer
David Helm / Kontrabass
Fabian Arends / Schlagzeug


Fabian Dudek ist ein Saxophonist und Komponist aus Berlin.
Seine Formation setzt sich neben Dudek aus drei der vielversprechendsten jungen Musiker der freien und kreativen deutschen Musikszene zusammen.
Die Kompositionen stammen von Dudek und werden größtenteils im Kollektiv erarbeitet.

Photo copyright Marco Borowski


Sa, 27. November
Gregor Lener’s Floating Time

Gregor Lener – Trumpet/Compositions
Bernhard Ludescher – Keys
Felix Barth – Bass
Markus Daßau – Drums

Gregor Lener is an Austrian trumpeter and composer who lives and works in Berlin. One of his most important new band formations is the project ‘Floating Time’, consisting of four musicians who, despite different life paths and commitments, have always been able to find each other and ventured a new beginning in spring 2018.
Musically, the quartet moves in the jazz-fusion area. Catchy trumpet melodies merge with driving rhythms and funky bass lines, enveloped by spherical synth surfaces.
The constant attempt to embed or rediscover the musical roots in new jazz contexts has shaped Gregor Lener for many years. The balancing act between the musical world of his childhood, the constant reorientation of his Tyrolean roots, made him search for his own voice and find it in his compositions with his quartet.
After the debut album ‘Shore Of Now’, which has already been presented to an enthusiastic audience all over Germany, a second album is now in the making and will also already be part of the concert programme.



Photocredit: peerkuglerphotography


So, 28. November
Trio Grenzgänger

Manuel Borraz Monasterio – Klavier
Victor Vivar – Bass
Ruben Staub – Klarinette, Bassklarinette

Im Trio Grenzgänger begegnen sich Manuel Borraz Monasterio, Victor Vivar und Ruben Staub im Spannungsfeld zwischen Jazz und klassischer Musik. Alle drei Bandmitglieder komponieren und erforschen gemeinsam Wege, den Kontrapunkt und die Kunst der Form klassischer Werke mit dem Groove und der Spontaneität des Jazz zu verbinden.
Das Trio widmet sich außerdem intensiv einer Synthese aus Musik und Poesie.
Im 2020 entstandenen Programm „Holding Pattern“ bringt das Trio Stillstand, ausgiebige Suche, Hoffnung und Aufbruch zum Klingen. Die Eigenkompositionen verbinden sinnlichen, klangfarbenreichen Jazz mit Einflüssen aus Soundtrack und klassischer Musik. Eingeflochten in die Musik sind die berührenden Gedichte des norwegischen Dichters Rolf Jacobsen.


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TUES-SUN 18:00 – ??
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.

Since November 23rd we implement the so called 2G+rule at Donau115. This means only people with full vaccination/recovery and a negative Schnelltest can come inside (2G+ = geimpft/genesen+getestet = vaccinated/recovered+tested).   

1: OUTSIDE: contact tracing – 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 elapsed.

2: INSIDE: vaccinated or recovered + negative test – To join us inside, you must provide contact tracing information as above. Additionally, you must provide proof of full vaccination or recovery and a negative Schnelltest, without exception. You cannot get in with just a test (neither “Schnelltest” nor PCR-Test). Once you’re inside you don’t have to wear a mask anymore or keep minimum distance. Standing at the bar is also allowed again.

3: 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.

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
IBAN DE64100400000655707800
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


DONAU115 CHRISTMAS MARKET — Saturday, December 5th, 14:00 to 19:00 Uhr
treasures from the earth – sounds from heavens – delicious Glühwein
/// Greg Cohen presenting stones and minerals /// music to purchase from Donau115 musicians   
CONCERT afterwards ↓

Di, 30. November Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //

Do, 2. December Beatdenker invites for RECORD RELEASE
Fr, 3. December Practically Married
Sa, 4. December Mirna Bogdanović Group
So, 5. December Hans Bilger and Friends