DIESE WOCHE: 14.-21. DEZEMBER, 2021

Di, 14. December Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 15. December MICHAËL ATTIAS TRIO

Do, 16. December Donau Conversations
Fr, 17. December Simon Below Quartett
Sa, 18. December UASSYN
So, 19. December Aurora Nealand and Friends

…..2G: show vaccination/recovery pass
………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, 14. December 
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:
— 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.
FURTHER QUESTIONS?
info@donau115.de

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Mi, 15. December 
MICHAËL ATTIAS TRIO

Michaël Attias: alto sax
Nick Dunston: bass
Fermin Merlo: drums

Triangulating a tensegrity of personalities and places, of energies and audacities, this will be the debut concert of the newly Berlin-based Michaël Attias Trio. First musical encounters between Michaël, Nick and Fermin took place in Buenos Aires and New York City. The trio looks forward to spinning out the angles and making the geometry dance. Attias has played in bands led by Paul Motian, Anthony Braxton, Anthony Coleman, Oliver Lake, Ralph Alessi, Tony Malaby and countless others. He has eight albums out as leader with groups including John Hébert, Satoshi Takeishi, Nasheet Waits, Aruan Ortiz, Tom Rainey, Matt Mitchell, Sean Conly, Russ Lossing, Malaby and Alessi.

www.michaelattias.com
http://www.nickdunston.org/

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Do, 16. December 
Donau Conversations

Omri Abramov – sax
Bernhard Ludescher – 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.“

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Fr, 17. December
Simon Below Quartett

Fabian Dudek – Alt-, Sopransaxophon
Simon Below – Piano, Komposition
Yannik Tiemann – Kontrabass
Jan Philipp – Schlagzeug

Die vier jungen Musiker des Simon Below Quartetts studierten Jazz an der Hochschule für Musik Köln. Ihr Zusammenspiel ist mal extrovertiert energetisch – mal melancholisch minimalistisch! Simon Belows Kompositionen lassen eine hohe Aktionsfreiheit zu. Im März 2017 gewann das Quartett ein Stipendium der Werner Richard – Dr. Carl Dörken – Stiftung. Ihre Debut-CD, welche sie im Loft in Köln aufgenommen haben, ist bereits im Kasten (Release: Mai 2018 bei „Double Moon Records Jazz thing Next Generation“). Außerdem gewann die Band im August 2018 den international-ausgeschriebenen Avignon-Jazzpreis (“Tremplin Jazz D’Avignon”). Der Preis war eine drei-tägige Studio-Produktion im wunderbaren & renommierten “La Buissonne”-Studio. Im August 2019 – genau ein Jahr nach dem letzten Besuch in Avignon – nahmen die vier Musiker also das zweite Album der Band auf. Wie auch beim ersten Album hört man ausschließlich Kompositionen von dem Namensgeber der Band. „Elements of Space“ erschien am 18. September 2020 unter dem renommierten Label „Traumton“.

Stilistisch bewegt sich das Quartett im Modern Creative mit Einflussen aus dem Im- und Expressionismus. Offen gehaltene Kompositionen des Namensgebers der Band garantieren Hochspannung sowohl beim Publikum als auch immer wieder aufs Neue bei den Musikern selbst. “Nicht alles von A bis Z in einer Komposition festzuhalten, ist für den Sound der Band elementar. Prozesse der Improvisation und Kommunikation sollen nicht durch zu viele Vorgaben gestört werden.“ So kann es durchaus passieren, dass phasenweise freie Improvisationen zustande kommen. Teile des Themas können an verschiedenen Orten des Takes aufkommen; auch Duo-Passagen sind jederzeit denkbar. Im Fokus steht, spontan zu interagieren und spannende Musik zu kreieren.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcHipuuiioAhttps://youtu.be/P-NqMkusqFYhttps://www.simonbelow.com/

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Sa, 18. December
UASSYN


Tapiwa Svosve – Alto Sax, Bells
Silvan Jeger – Bass, Bells
Vincent Glanzmann – Drums, Bells

. Progressives . Ursprüngliches . Non-Linearitäten . hthm . Komplexe Konzepte innerhalb der vertrauten Klanglichkeit eines Jazztrios versetzt mit der kräftigen und ursprünglichen Energie dreier umtriebiger, junger Schweizer Musiker . Skate Concepts . Non . ZACHARYA .
“…mit Uassyn erfinden [die drei] das Sax-Trio gewissermassen neu, indem sie den Geist des Free Jazz mit einer sehr, sehr rätselhaften, aber durchaus physisch erfahrbaren Beat-Kultur kombinieren. Dabei gehören auch Momente des Beinahe-Stillstands zu ihrer kryptisch-komplexen Musik, die zwischen Abstraktion und Action oszilliert. Uassyn bildet damit einen Teil einer neuen Avantgarde, deren Kreativ-Hubs die Städte London und Zürich bilden.”
Tom Gsteiger

“Nach einigen Blicken, mit denen Vincent Glanzmann sich mit seinen Mitmusikern Silvan Jeger am Bass und Tapiwa Svosve am Altsaxofon verständigte, legten die drei mit rhythmischer Prägnanz und vibrierender Energie los…Schon die Aufstellung der Musiker auf der Bühne unterschied sich formal deutlich vom üblichen Schema. Statt etwas weiter hinten, saß der Schlagzeuger nahe am Bühnenrand, mit dem Rücken halb zum Publikum gewandt. Jeger und Svosve standen ihm gegenüber und bildeten zusammen mit Glanzmann einen Kreis. Das ermöglichte den Dreien ohne zusätzliche Monitore, ganz genau auf die jeweils anderen zu hören und zu reagieren. Diese musikalisch sensible Interaktion, der ganz bewusst auch eine soziale Komponente zugrundeliegt, bestimmte den hochenergetischen Auftritt. Von der Lautstärke her wirkte das virtuose Spiel der Drei selbst in dichtesten, kraftvollen Passagen durchaus moderat. Dagegen hätte man in den wunderbar lyrischen, leisen Passagen die vielzitierte Stecknadel auf den Boden fallen hören können…Eine lustvolle rhythmische Vielgestaltigkeit, die wie ein Tanz ums Goldene Kalb wirkte, das juchzend auf jede Anbetung pfeift. Eine insgesamt ungemein spannende Musik, geformt in filigraner Zerbrechlichkeit und kraftvoller, vibrierender Sensibilität. In ihr wurde ein gemeinsamer Kern hörbar – und sprang aufs Publikum über.”
Mittelbayrische – Michael Scheiner

https://www.vincentglanzmann.ch/Uassynhttps://youtu.be/gunFlwPNtrshttps://vimeo.com/310163521

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So, 19. December
Aurora Nealand and Friends

Aurora Nealand – Saxophone
Leo Forde – Guitar
Declan Forde – Piano
Bass – t.b.c.

“Aurora Nealand is all over the current New Orleans music scene. She seemed to emerge out of nowhere. Some of her appeal is that she has a humble nature, coupled with a fiery attack when she plays, and a real fearlessness about taking risks and getting involved. She plays solo performances with a gas mask and an accordion. You’ll see her playing soprano sax and clarinet exchanges at Preservation Hall with her traditional jazz band The Royal Roses. You’ll see her playing duos, trios or performing her own original compositions at the Ogden Museum of Art. These are just a few of the interesting things she gets up to. I have seen her under deeper cover than that, and been amazed at how easily she blends in or stands out. Whatever style she is playing, she becomes the Music.” – New Orleans

Presents
https://auroranealand.bandcamp.com/
http://www.auroranealand.com/

An established bandleader, composer, performer and improviser, Aurora Nealand has become a prominent force in the New Orleans music scene since she first arrived in 2004. Combining the “formal education” – a music composition degree from Oberlin Conservatory and training at the Jacques Lecoq School of Physical Theatre in Paris – with the “informal” experience of playing music in the streets and clubs of New Orleans and throughout the northern Hemisphere, Nealand has emerged as an innovative, sensitive and daring music creator and performer.
She is most recognized for her performance on saxophones, clarinet and vocals and has been at the forefront of the revival of New Orleans Traditional Jazz amongst the younger generation of the city’s musicians. After playing and learning as a sideman in established New Orleans Bands for several years, (Panorama Jazz Band, VaVaVoom, The New Orleans Moonshiners), in 2010 she formed her own Traditional Jazz band “The Royal Roses”. The Royal Roses released it’s first album, “A Tribute to Sydney Bechet: Live at Preservation Hall” to national acclaim and Nealand was voted as one of Downbeat Magazines top ten rising stars for soprano saxophone in 2010.
Nealand grew up in a musical family in California listening to Preservation Hall Jazz Band recordings side by side with Stravinsky, Joan Baez and the Pixies. Later, during her time at Oberlin College/Conservatory she was exposed and fell in love with the recordings of Mingus, the soundscapes of Mort Subotnik and the performances of Laurie Anderson. With a strong interest in interdisciplinary work and sound for theatre and installation, she moved to Paris to study at the Ecole du Theatre Physical Jacques Lecoq. Upon returning to the states, she bicycled cross-country collecting audio interviews and stories in rural America to be used in a series of compositions about true “American Dreams”. This bicycle trip landed her in New Orleans, which has acted as her home base since 2005. In New Orleans she began playing traditional jazz, jazz manouche of Django Reinhardt, as well as Balkan/Klezmer music. She quickly became involved in the local improvisation scene as well, making frequent appearances at the Open Ears series playing her own compositions with various ensembles and artists.
In addition to leading the Royal Roses, Nealand is also the leader/frontman ofNew Orleans premier rockabilly band “Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers”, and as performs frequently with her solo project, “The Monocle”. She also is a member of Panorama Jazz Band and Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship. In 2010 and 2011 she appeared frequently as herself in the HBO TV series, “Treme”.
Nealand has performed extensively in New Orleans at clubs, in the Jazz and Heritage Fest, FrenchQuarter Fest and Satchmo Fest. She has also performed frequently in New York City at Lincoln Center Summer Festival in NYC, the BlueNote, Knitting Factory, Barbes and has premiered original works at Symphony Space and Alice Tully Hall. Internationally she has appeared at the Istanbul Jazz Festival, London Swing Festival, Barcelona Swing Out, and has toured several times around Irealand, Sweden, Germany , France and the Balkans.
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Sometimes it’s a real blessing, a gift, to encounter music that isn’t dutifully trying to Prove Something, insisting that we admire its Authenticity. Guitarist Leo Forde has got the wonderful notion into his head and fingers that music, candid and gentle, ought to be enough for anyone. And he’s not only intellectually right, but emotionally so.
– Michael Steinman, JAZZ LIVES .
https://leoforde.bandcamp.com/
https://jazzlives.wordpress.com/…/leo-fordes-gracious…/