DIESE WOCHE: 19.-23. JULI, 2022

Di, 19. Juli Two-Song Tuesday
Mi, 20. Juli Ola Błachno: From now on
Do, 21. Juli Captured For
Fr, 22. Juli Reisener/Friese/Buschmann Trio
////                  Bad Hammer DJ Set
Sa, 23. Juli Alunni/Henkelhausen/Pringle

………Concerts: 10 Euros or more.
……………We started the Donau115 Musician Fund.
………………….More info below.

Di, 19. Juli 
Two-Song Tuesday

///// TWO-SONG TUESDAY /////
[sign up 19:00 // start 20:00] PLAY TWO SONGS (or max. 10 minutes)
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?”
// show up at 19:00 to register at the bar
// The first performer will begin at 20:00
// No soundcheck, so be ready. Slip on, blow minds, slip off.
// The host will call you to the stage in a random order. You may not reserve a specific time slot.
// We let as many people play as possible. There is usually time for 12 performers. Some weeks more, some weeks less.

“What can I play?”

Also, 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, 20. Juli 
Ola Błachno: From now on

Ola Błachno- vocal, composition, lyrics
Arseny Rykov- piano
Niklas Lukassen- double bass, electric bass
Johannes Metzger- drums

Ola Błachno is a Polish jazz vocalist, composer and lyricist based in Berlin. Her debut jazz EP “How To Be Me” functions as a self exploration, for which she used a songwriter influence, paired with a creatve improver’s approach. To further her expertise as both a gifted vocalist and an imaginative composer, she attained Master Degrees in both disciplines in Berlin and Weimar. Resulting, she now presents her sophomore project „Ola Błachno: From now on“ with a new musical program.

Her freshly crafted material showcases herself written lyrics, as well as her own musical adaptations of poems by Christina Rossetti and Wisława Szymborska in English and in her native language, Polish. In Arseny Rykov, Niklas Lukassen and Johannes Metzger, she found the ideal bandmates to realize her musical vision. They are all integral parts of the Berlin scene and as leaders in their own bands and sidemen with each their unique expression, they add an array of musical colors and playful interaction, that is rooted in their longstanding experiences together on stage.

The group radiates a charismatic and familiar energy that can be traced back to their friendship that began years back at the Jazz- Institut Berlin. At the core of the music stand melodies to remember and electrifying grooves, spiced up with lots of improvisation and the infectious energy embodied by the entire quartet.

„Big words“ (with a string quartet):
Ola’s album „How to be me” (on Spotify, iTunes Store, Apple Music, TIDAL and others):


Do, 21. Juli 
Captured For

Simon Jermyn – guitar/electronics
Matthias Pichler – upright bass
Julian Erdem – drums

Captured For are a guitar trio who formed during the pandemic and has been steadily building their repertoire of original compositions and approach to improvised music.
Drawing on the jazz tradition, new music and more, as well as incorporating electronics, this is an unusual trio with a refreshing sound.

Captured For recently released their debut album, entitled Outward Bound, available as both a video album on Vimeo, and audio album on Bandcamp.



Fr, 22. Juli 
Reisener/Friese/Buschmann Trio

Jakob Reisener – Piano
Jonas Friese – Drums
Pelle Buschmann – Double Bass

Das Reisener/Friese/Buschmann Trio aus Berlin vertont Ihre eigens für die Band geschriebene Arrangements ausgewählter Jazzstandards und eigene Kompositionen.

Sie lernten sich am Jazzinstitut Berlin kennen und entwickelten in einem Zeitraum von zwei Jahren in einem dynamischen Prozess ihre ganz eigene Klangvorstellung für das Trio, die auf einem ausgewogenen akustischen Sound basiert und viel Raum lässt, indem sich die einzelnen musikalischen Charaktere entfalten können.

Dabei liegt der Fokus vor allem auf dem Zusammenspiel zwischen den drei Musikern, dass auf dem intuitiven Vertrauen in die anderen Mitspieler und offene Ohren für den Moment basiert.


//// Bad Hammer DJ Set

Berlin’s adult contemporary shadow pop torch-bearers Bad Hammer are back, baby, and one step along the Hammerweg to the top is a Friday night DJ stop at Donau115, which is exactly what this is. 23:15 – end; no cover.



Sa, 23. Juli

Ugo Alunni – drums
Felix Henkelhausen -bass
Mark Pringle – piano

Mark Pringle is a British pianist and composer based in Berlin, working at the intersection of various forms of composed and improvised music. He is a Yamaha Jazz Scholar, Peter Whittingham Award winner and has performed at numerous prominent locations across the UK, Germany, Denmark, France, Italy, Iceland, Finland, Portugal, Spain, Norway, Poland, Switzerland, Greece and the Netherlands, including for BBC Radio 3. Mark works as a leader and side-person in diverse artistic projects internationally, notably his trio Bright Dark, LIUN + The Science Fiction Band, prepared solo piano project Verzerren, Reich/Baumgärtner/Pringle, Book of Haikus, large ensemble A Moveable Feast, Hayden Prosser’s Tether and many more collaborative settings Europe-wide. He has also performed classical works including Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time.

Felix Henkelhausen was born 1995 in Oldenburg (DE) and started with classical piano and cello lessons at an early age. Later he became interested in the double bass and started his pre-studies at the HfK Bremen with Prof. Detlev Beier at the age of 16. Since 2014, Felix is studying at the Jazz-Institut Berlin with Prof. Greg Cohen and Marc Muellbauer. Other mentors have been, Robert Landfermann, Jim Black and Drew Gress. He performed in Germany, France, Island, Belgium, Poland, Ukraine, China, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Lithuania and the UK. Despite his young age, Felix has played with national and international renowned musicians such as: Nate Wooley, Toby Delius, Eric Mcpherson, Marc Copland, Jochen Rueckert, Lotte Anker, Andrea Parkins, Achim Kaufmann, Philipp Gropper’s Philm, Oli Steidle, Jim Black, Pablo Held, Gebhard Ullmann, Wanja Slavin, Peter Schlamb and many others.

Ugo Alunni is a drummer from Perugia, Italy. He attended the Conservatorio di Musica “Francesco Morlacchi” di Perugia (2000-2004) after which he moved to New York for further studies at the Collective School of Music (2005-2006). He has been living in Berlin since 2010 where he studied at the Jazz Institut Berlin under the guidance of John Hollenbeck, Greg Cohen, Kurt Rosenwinkel and David Friedman, graduating in 2016. He has played with Rossano Emili, Perugia Jazz Orchestra, Pietro Tonolo, Joe Chambers, Alessandro Lanzoni, Elias Stemeseder, Marcin Masecki, Tarek Yamani and many others.



So, 24. Juli – CLOSED

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TUES-SUN 18:00 – ??
We do not have a reservation system – show up early enough to get a seat! // // // // //

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.)

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Di, 26. Juli 10ST! Caitlin Boulter/Zaki Hagins and Adar Alfandari
Do, 28. Juli Daniel Tamayo Quintet
Fr, 29. Juli Lit vol. 9 nebbia/hoppe/akintaya/windisch/lucaciu
////                   Pink & White Terraces DJ Se
Sa, 30. Juli TBA