Di, 14. März Two Song Tuesday
Mi, 15. März Life is Great
Do, 16. März Nebbia Hoppe Borges TRIO
Fr, 17. März Melt Trio
Sa, 18. März Nieva/Bondarev/Ginsburg/Michel
So, 19. März Matching Outfits (music video release show)⎢Ruth Mac
……Concerts: Minimum 10€ // Solidarity 20€
………All of this income goes 100% to the musicians of each night
…………More info below
Di, 14. März
Two Song Tuesday
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[sign up 19:00 // start 20:00]
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 to present? Join us for Donau115’s regular open stage series, Two-Song Tuesday.
Your set may include TWO SONGS or last TEN MINUTES, WHICHEVER IS SHORTER (e.g. two seven-minute songs = NO, three two-minute songs = NO).
“How do I get booked?”
– The bar staff tell you how to sign up, starting at 7pm.
– The first performer will begin at 20:00
– NO SOUNDCHECKS. Be ready. Slip on, blow minds, slip off. Setup is 90 seconds. Sets are no longer than 10 minutes. THERE IS A STOPWATCH TO ENSURE THIS. If your set goes beyond 10 minutes, the stopwatch goes off in the middle of your song. (The alarm sound is in the key of C#, FYI.)
– 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?”
– This is entirely up to you, but DO NOT PLAY THE SAME SONG OVER AND OVER EVERY WEEK. THIS IS BORING. TRY NEW THINGS.
– 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 a piano, two generic vocal microphones, a guitar cable directly into our PA, and a small amplifier.
— DON’T COUNT ON US HAVING ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE FEW THINGS LISTED ABOVE. COME PREPARED.
Mi, 15. März
Life is Great
Asger Nissen – Alto Sax
Johannes Mann – Guitar
Thorbjørn Stefansson – Bass
Johannes Koch – Drums
Trying to recreate the feeling of his teenage indie/postrock years, Johannes Koch put together a group of musicians to navigate between naive simplicity, rhythmic complexity and energetic improvisation.
While abstracting the compositions, the band never looses their passion for the song and the melody.
Do, 16. März
Nebbia Hoppe Borges TRIO
Camila Nebbia tenor sax
Lisa Hoppe double bass
Sofia Borges drums
Nebbia Hoppe Borges TRIO creates a personal sonic world performing their own compositions and exploring also the combination with free improvised music.
Fr, 17. März
Peter Meyer – Guitar
Bernhard Meyer – Bass
Moritz Baumgärtner – Drums
Two times nominated for DEUTSCHER JAZZPREIS 2023!
Through many concerts together over the last years the Melt Trio has grown together to a unit, almost to a musical organism. From their great palette of ways of expression they unerringly and pointedly chose the right tone colors at the right time. Collaborations with Jan Bang, Tony Malaby, John Hollenbeck, Jim Black or Theo Bleckmann have further matured the three personalities.
Quieter moments live from the nuances and the finely intertwined parts that continuously intensify and grow more acute or at other times are interspersed with abrupt expressions flashing up.
The dynamics are wide, but seldom happen suddenly; instead they slowly swell up and down again. The individual pieces are reminiscent of a meandering river, at times contemplative, at other times whirled by rapids. The Melt Trio creates meditative as well as nearly ecstatic moods.
Arcs of suspense develop because the music is always moving forward within the composition, as opposed to the very common turning in circles.
Sa, 18. März
Roberto Nieva – sax (ES)
Dima Bondarev – tr (UA)
Josh Ginsburg – b (USA)
Marc Michel – dr (FR)
Saxophonist, composer and bandleader Roberto Nieva, was born in Ávila, Spain. Throughout his career he has worked and shared the stage with musicians such as Sullivan Fortner, Guillermo Klein, Tineke Postma, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Kris Davis, Jorge Rossy, Cuong Vu, Ingrid Laubrock, Becca Stevens, Linda May Han Oh, Miguel Zenon, Chris Cheek, Larry Grenadier, Pedro Martins and so on.
He is regularly in the Madrid’s music scene where he has worked with musicians such as Bob Sands, Bobby Martinez, Miguel Blanco, Juanma Barroso, Jorge Vistel, Maikel Vistel, Reiner Elizarde “Negron”, Luis Guerra , Big Band Ap, CMQ Big Band or The Resistance Jazz Ensemble.
Born in 1984 in Ukraine, Dima Bondarev began playing the trumpet at the age of 9. Since 2013 Dima has been based in Berlin where he undertook both Bachelor and Master studies at the Jazz Institut Berlin (JIB) with Gerard Presencer, Tom Arthurs and Sebastian Studnitzky, as well as John Hollenbeck, Greg Cohen, Geoffrey De Masure, Julia Hulsmann, Tino Derado, Guilherme Castro and Javier Reyes.
In 2021 he got a year Scholarship program from Jazzcampus Basel (CH) called Focusyear, where Dima improved his knowledge under his mentors Ambrose Akinmusire and Alex Sipiagin, and regularly performed with well-known jazz artists.
Along his professional carriere Dima has collaborated with Aaron Parks, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Larry Grenadier, Logan Richardson, Coung Vu, Kris Davis, Lionel Loueke, Jorge Rossy, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Elena Pinderhughes, Greg Cohen, Doug Weiss, Joey Baron, Conrad Herwig, Steve Turre, Nels Cline, Jim Black, NDR Big Band, Brussel Jazz Orchestra, Guillermo Klein, Josh Ginsburg, Wanja Slavin, Elias Stemeseder, Ingrid Laubrock, and many others. All while developing his own band, and recording his debut album I’m Wondering (Unit Records, 2017).
Bassist and bandleader Josh Ginsburg is a regular fixture on the world’s concert stages and jazz clubs. His music has been described as “vigorously fresh” (Irish Times) and “reveal(ing) itself in gradually unfolding layers” (JazzTimes); his most recent album as a leader, “”Zembla Variations”, was chosen as an Album of the Year by the New York City Jazz Record. Josh’s bass playing, Financial Times (London) writes, is “a rock of counterpoint, funk and swing”
In the past few years, Josh has toured internationally with bands led by Kurt Rosenwinkel, David Friedman, Jeremy Pelt, E.J. Strickland, George Colligan, Jure Pukl, Logan Richardson, Diego Piñera, Tino Derado, and Aruán Ortiz, among others. As a first call New York musician he performed regularly with countless influential musicians.
Marc Michel. Born in the Puy en Velay (France) in October, 1986, he begins the drums with 10 years old, leading in parallel studies of classic percussions, writing and chamber music, disciplines in which he will obtain numerous prices of academies (Clermont-Ferrand, Lyon – where he meets the future EYM trio – and Paris).
After having studied with great masters such as Sangoma Everett, Ari Hoenig, Clarence Penn, he is offered a grant in Master’s degree of jazz in the Royal Academy of Music in London. Over there he goes alongside and plays with, among others, Larry Goldings, Dave Holland, Will Vinson, Nikki Isles, John Taylor, John Hollenbeck in prestigious clubs of the city as Ronnie Scott, The The Vortex, Oliver’s etc. He also works since few years with big jazzmen of the French and international scenes as Jim Rotondi, Damon Brown, Zhenya Strigalev.
He played (in particular with EYM trio) in tours which led him in Italy, Croatia, England (Queen Elisabeth hall), Spain, Switzerland, Germany and in the French clubs among which the Sunside, Le Baiser Salé, hot club in Lyon, l’Upercut in Marseilla etc.
Distinguishing him by an impeccable technique, a big polyrhythmic ease, as well as by his musicality, he is also a composer, drawing his inspiration from the culture he met on his path. Multi-versatile, he also plays the guitar, the piano and the classic percussions.
So, 19. März
Matching Outfits (music video release show)⎢Ruth Mac
Come down to Donau115 for two sets of live music from Matching Outfits and Ruth Mac, plus a screening of Matching Outfits’ new music video for the song ‘Sparkling’!!
You may or may not recognise the black curtain in the photo, since the music video was partly filmed at Donau115, by director Giulio Rasi.
Twenty-two citrus fruits. A chain letter in Danish. A livestreamed funeral. With ultra-specific details and flashes of deadpan humor, Berlin lo-fi trio Matching Outfits relates tales of dissolving friendships, lost loved ones and insurmountable distances – between childhood and adulthood, summer and winter, Berlin and rural Sweden. At the heart of the project is singer and keyboardist Linnea Mårtensson, who merges wistful indie pop with a playful DIY ethos that’s further brought to the fore by bandmates Rachel Glassberg (drums/guitar) and Leah Corper (bass). Call-and-response vocals that convene into three-part harmonies, shout-along choruses, instrumental breakouts: whether on debut album Band Made Out Of Sand (Kitchen Leg Records) or in their live shows, you never really know what to expect.
Ruth Mac is a Berlin-based singer-songwriter originally hailing from the west coast of Ireland. Drawing influence in equal measure from the folkstresses of the seventies and contemporary indie-rock, Mac’s arresting and soulful vocals lie gracefully upon catchy hooks and lush textured guitars. Not quite rock, not quite soul nor folk, Mac finds her own sound somewhere at the intersection where she combines effortlessly delivered melodies with idiosyncratic lyrics steeped in sentimentality. On stage, she’s a captivating performer breathing new life into the music – be it in her stripped-back solo set up or with her full band, Mac’s debut EP “Living Room” was released last year on Beth Shalom Records. A four-track piece detailing the move from Ireland to Berlin, Living Room sold-out its limited pressing of 10” lathe vinyls and was followed by a string of release shows which saw Mac play throughout the UK, Ireland and Germany, as well as a slot supporting Hot Chip on their Freakout/Release tour.
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We do NOT have a reservation system – show up early enough to get a seat! // // // // //
We DO Accept Card Payments
We do 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
……However, paying with card is not an excuse to not tip!!! #tipyourbarstaff
We recommend always bringing cash for tip and the Eintritts-Kanne!
Eintritts-Kanne + Support Donau115
Please contribute 10 EURO to 20 EURO to the Eintritts-Kanne. We expect minimum 10€ per person or at best the 20€ solidarity contribution. All of this income goes to the musicians, making sure that each night’s musicians receive 100% of this hard-earned money.
SUPPORT THE MUSICIANS PLAYING WITH 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.
This is how to contribute €:
Donau115 – Alt von Harbou Matheny GbR
Send us an email with the Subject: Solidarity ____
(Include your email address in place of the ___ to receive information about the annual secret surprise.)
WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT
Di, 21. März Two Song Tuesday
Mi, 22. März Feu Marinho ⎢Sophie Sutton
Do, 23. März Letters From Nowhere with Fabian Arends
Fr, 24. März Thomas Hähnlein’s ‘Free Space’
Sa, 25. März Colemans Colours
So, 26. März Earthquake Relief Benefit Concert