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DIESE WOCHE: 21.-26. JANUAR, 2020


Di, 21. Januar Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 22. Januar Mark Pringle Trio
Do, 23. Januar
Donau Conversations w Rudzinskis / Uusitalo / Berkmann / Ruppnig
Fr, 24. Januar Bitter Blond
Sa, 25. Januar Otto Hirte Septett

So, 26. Januar One Final Boss + Pals

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Di, 21. Januar
Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //


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[sign up 19:00 // start 20:00]
–> Beschreibung in Deutsch weiter unten

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 semi-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 20:00 // 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 // small PA, accepting guitar/XLR cables (NO RCA OR MINIJACK INPUTS, so if you need converters you’ll have to bring them.)

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

FURTHER QUESTIONS?
info@donau115.de

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Mi, 22. Januar
Mark Pringle Trio

Donau115's photo.
Mark Pringle – Piano / synth / comp.
Felix Henkelhausen – Bass
Philip Dornbusch – Drums

EN:
This new constellation brings together empathetic musical minds to explore compositions by Mark Pringle. The trio navigate structures of varying density, jumping into improvisations characterised by at times delicate expressivity, othertimes bold intensity, always reactive, spontaneous and emotive. Mark’s compositions channel influences from the outer edges of contemporary classical and electronic music, as well as from his peers on the Berlin jazz and improvised music scene. The totality leads to a dynamic soundworld, urgent and colourful, brought to life by three strong creative voices.

DE:
Diese neue Konstellation von emphatischen, eigenständigen Musikern wird Kompositionen von Mark Pringle erforschen. Das Trio navigiert durch Strukturen variirender Dichte, während teils Improvisationen von feinster Expressivität bis zu wagemütiger Intensität angesteuert werden. Dabei liegt der Fokus immer auf Interaktion, Reaktion und Emotion im Zusammenspiel mit Spontanität. Mark´s Kompositionen greifen auf Einflüsse aus den experimentier-freudigen Bereichen der Zeitgenössischen Klassik, der elektronischen Musik, sowie den Strömungen der Berliner Impro und Jazz Szene zurück. In der Gesamtheit entfaltet sich eine dynamische farbenfrohe Klangwelt, voller Dringlichkeit, die durch drei kreative Stimmen der Berliner Szene zum Leben gebracht wird.

www.markpringlemusic.com
www.felix.henkelhausen.net

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Do, 23. Januar
Donau Conversations w Rudzinskis / Uusitalo / Berkmann / Ruppnig

Donau Conversations w Rudzinskis / Uusitalo / Berkmann / Ruppnig

Toms Rudzinskis – sax
Tuomo Uusitalo – 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, 24. Januar
Bitter Blond

Bitter Blond is back at Donau115! Forget the cold, come warm up to the sounds of Brazil, of the 20s (the old ones), the 30s, of Pauline’s voice and Paul’s gently weeping guitar.

Bitter Blond is a young band with an old soul, featuring Pauline Peek on vocals, Paul Santner on guitar, Sidney Werner on bass and Aidan Lowe on drums. They perform a selection of music ranging from nearly-forgotten jazz standards to traditional Brazilian sambas, but every song is chosen because it tells a story that has stood the test of time. It’s music that inspires melancholy and joy at the same time, the way that only old songs can. The playfulness and energy they bring to the music will captivate any listener and, at times, will make it hard to sit still.

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Sa, 25. Januar
Otto Hirte Septett

Donau115's photo.
Johannes Böhmer – Trompete/Flügelhorn
Johannes Lauer – Posaune
Otto Hirte – Alt-Saxofon/Alt-Klarinette/Komposition
Julius Gawlik – Tenor-Saxofon/Klarinette
Ole Sinell – Bariton-Saxofon/Bassklarinette
Sidney Werner – Kontrabass
Max Santner – Schlagzeug

Mit einem roten Faden, der sich durch das Konzert zieht, schafft das Ensemble eine Verbindung von neu gestalteten Klassikern des Jazz und eigens für diese Besetzung geschriebenen Kompositionen des Bandleaders. Die Orchestrierung mit fünf Bläsern, Schlagzeug und Kontrabass unterstützt die spezielle Herangehensweise an die Werke mit ihrem besonderen Klang.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znnmDPVzXQA

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So, 26. Januar
One Final Boss + Pals


We’re playing a gig in Donau 115 to kick off the new year and a new musical project.

The legendary Clifton Cowboy has moseyed on over all the way from Bristol with his pal Ozzy Algar to provide support.

Here’s all the bio and whatnot you cats need:

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One Final Boss is a music project born out of watching old friends grow up and settle down and not having any ability to do the same. An indie music project based in Berlin, it is, rather appropriately, a mish-mash of folk and pop-punk. Influences are can be heard from an array of vastly contrasting acts such as The Mountain Goats, The National and Silver Jews. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always self-deprecating.

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Ozzy Algar

https://www.instagram.com/ozzyalgar/

Clown, Poet, Performance Artist, Puppeteer, Musician, you name it, Ozzy can do it. Gather round as I bring you tales of the Megabus and more. From Happy Hardcore Haircuts, to exorcisms of dead online avatars, expect to get involved with clowning like you have never seen it before.

“A shapeshifting, kaleidoscopic talent”

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Lieutenant Jack Wilde plays his hits!

Famed Texan country singer and part-time cowboy LJW is stopping over in Berlin on his tour of one dates across Europe.

Known for his platinum selling singles “Life’s a Rodeo” and “C’mon Cowboy”, The Clifton Cowboy (as he’s otherwise known) has brought absurdist country folk to the mainstream in the UK and now has his sights set on the rest of the world.

Hold your horses, cos you’re in for one hell of a ride!

https://www.instagram.com/the_clifton_cowboy/

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WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

Di, 28. Januar Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 29. Januar Wahnschaffe/Gschlössl-Quartett
Do, 30. Januar
ONA vol.12: Olga Amelchenko Quartet
Fr, 31. Januar Moment’s concept
Sa, 01. Februar Caesar / Caesar / Theodor (Album Release)
So, 02. Februar Orlandi- Kraef- Berkmann

DIESE WOCHE: 14-19 JANUAR , 2020


Di, 14. Januar Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 15. Januar
BernsteinZimmer // Laure Boer // Gałgał
Do, 16. Januar MUTED #4 // Bogdanovic/Christl/Baumgärtner/Santner
Fr, 17. Januar Junit.3
Sa, 18. Januar Christoph Möckel Trio
So, 19. Januar Lined – the acoustic sessions

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Di, 14. Januar
Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //


///////////////////////////// TWO-SONG TUESDAY ////////////////////////////////
[sign up 19:00 // start 20:00]
–> Beschreibung in Deutsch weiter unten

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 semi-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 20:00 // 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 // small PA, accepting guitar/XLR cables (NO RCA OR MINIJACK INPUTS, so if you need converters you’ll have to bring them.)

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

FURTHER QUESTIONS?
info@donau115.de

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Mi, 15. Januar
BernsteinZimmer // Laure Boer // Gałgał


Laure Boer, BernsteinZimmer and GAŁGAŁ will meet at Donau115 to perform and improvise with soundscapes, modular-synthesizer and Piano.

Design by BANK / Graphic Design Today

Laure Boer

Laure Boer is a multi-instrumentalist and singer based in Berlin. Her music is inspired by electronic and traditional folk music. Her performances are hypnotic improvisations around traditional instruments, odd percussions and sometimes French texts; a vibrant universe that is both vulnerable and brutal.
In last fall 2019 she did a 2 month residency in Manila, Philippines, organized by CTM Festival, Goethe-Institut, Nusasonic and Musicboard Berlin. She performed at the WSK Festival in Manila. Currently she is resident at Amplify Berlin, ACUD.

http://laureboer.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhMHNbkzlgA
https://soundcloud.com/laureboer

BernsteinZimmer

Despite or because of the bandwidth and creativity of the Berlin music scene, the feeling of stagnation and the realization that I need new impulses for my musical development arose at the end of last year. Searching for myself and my own musical inspirations, I locked myself in at home and tackled my first solo project, Bernstein Zimmer. Every day in December last year, a composition was created that I published in an online “advent calendar”.
During Summer 2019, he did a 3 month USA trip to do field recordings, sessions and improvs on the road. This music will be released in summer 2020.
1st of December 2019, his first EP: WIND, was released on all streaming platforms.

www.benjamingeyer.com
https://sptfy.com/8Z3Z
https://bernsteinzimmer.bandcamp.com/track/attic-dance

GAŁGAŁ

https://www.facebook.com/9au9au/
https://soundcloud.com/9au9au/concert-klangdome-oct-2019

GAŁGAŁ is an improvised electronic music project of the Polish, Berlin based musician Michał Krajczok. High pace and quick changes, a modular setup and a focus on the improvised live performance.

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Do, 16. Januar
MUTED #4 // Bogdanovic/Christl/Baumgärtner/Santner

MUTED

an evening themed by host tobias christl (voc)

#4 Songs about roads by
The Beatles, Elton John, Ray Charles, Talking Heads, The Beach Boys, Bobby Blue Bland, Hank Williams, The Great American Songbook and more.

Guests #4:

Mirna Bogdanovic (voc)
Paul Santner (guit&bass)
Moritz Baumgärtner (drums)

Tobias Christl
http://www.tobias-christl.de
https://www.freitag.de/autoren/der-freitag/aber-hello

Tobias Christl ist Stimmkünstler und Totalmusiker, Songwriter, Improvisator, Sprecher, Komponist und Initiator, spielt Klavier, Keyboards, Klarinette und Gitarre. Er studierte Jazz-Gesang in u.a. New York, Köln und Würzburg.
Tobias Christl singt und spielt in zahlreichen Bands und Projekten und ist mit seiner großen stilistischen Bandbreite ein gefragter Bühnen- und Studiosänger für Jazz, Pop und experimentelle Musik. Seine aktuelles Projekt nennt sich WILDERN (ACT Music).
Er wurde 2015 für den Echo Jazz in der Kategorie Sänger national nominiert, 2012 für den Jazzpreis Bremen und den Jazzpreis Ingolstadt. Er ist Gewinner diverser internationaler A-Capella-Preise.
Tobias Christl arbeitete als Schauspieler, Sprecher und Musiker am Kölner Schauspielhaus, am Maxim Gorki Theater und produzierte Hörspiele für den RBB, DLF und den NDR.
Er arbeitete mit internationalen Größen wie Meredith Monk, Fred Frith, Eivind Aarset, John Hollenbeck, New York Voices oder Theo Bleckmann, spielte in vielen Ländern wie USA, Taiwan, Südkorea, Japan, Russland, Ägypten und trat u.a. in der Carnegie Hall, der Kölner Philharmonie und in wichtigen nationalen und internationalen Festivals und Jazzclubs auf.
Er unterrichtet Gesang an der UDK Berlin und an der Hochschule Osnabrück.

Mirna Bogdanovic
https://mirnabogdanovic.com

“Singer/composer Mirna Bogdanovic has been a strong presence on the European jazz scene for some years now.
Her sultry tone, expressive phrasing and total musicality, make her the choice of many musicians “in the know”.
Comfortable in all walks of musical life, Ms. Bogdanovic is guaranteed to please.” – Greg Cohen, bass player known for his work with Ornette Coleman, John Zorn, Tom Waits, Woody Allen…
Mirna Bogdanović is a slovenian jazz singer-songwriter based in Berlin. She has graduated from the Jazz Institute Berlin in the class of Judy Niemack, Greg Cohen and Kurt Rosenwinkel. In 2015 she has won the Downbeat Student award for “outstanding performance”. She has taken private lessons from many renowned jazz musicians across the globe, was a member of the German National Jazz Orchestra (BuJazzO) and is an active member of the Berlin jazz scene. This year she is recording her debut album with the support of Elsa Neumann scholarship (NaFög).

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Fr, 17. Januar
Junit.3

Markus Ehrlich. Saxophon
Oliver Lutz. Bass
Benjamin Attiche. Gitarre

www.markusehrlich.com
www.oliver-lutz.com
www.benjaminattiche.com

Die Band Juni.3 ist eine Kollaboration aus Berliner und Kölner Musikern. Der Bassist Oliver Lutz und der Gitarrist Benjamin Attiche sind die kreativen Schöpfer der Gruppe. Komplementiert wird die Band von dem Berliner Saxophonisten Markus Ehrlich.
Die drei haben sich während des Studiums und der langjährigen gemeinsamen Big Band Arbeit kennengelernt. Seither sind sie musikalisch wie freundschaftlich eng verbunden.
Die Musik spiegelt die individuelle Entwicklung der drei Akteure wieder und verbindet sie über den Jazz hinaus zu einer Einheit.

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Sa, 18. Januar
Christoph Möckel Trio
Christoph Möckel's photo.
Christoph Möckel – Saxophon, Bassklarinette, Fx
Oliver Lutz – Bass, Fx
Leif Berger – Schlagzeug

Saxophonist Christoph Möckel, nach 10 Jahren in Köln wieder nach Berlin gezogen, ist mit verschiedensten Projekten erfolgreich deutschlandweit unterwegs, sein Spiel ist auf über 20 CD´s dokumentiert und der Deutschlandfunk zählt ihn zu einen der „meistversprechenden, jungen deutschen Saxophonisten“.

“Seine Tonbildung ist klar und farbenprächtig, seine Phrasierung geschmeidig und schillernd, seine Sprache bringt seine musikalischen Gedanken frei von Klischees auf den Punkt“, schreibt die Jazzthing.

In diesem Trio trifft das bestens eingespielte Rhythmus-Gespann Oliver Lutz und Leif Berger auf Möckels mit Effekten modifizierte Saxophon – und Klarinettenklänge.
Zusammen lassen sie phantasievolle Sound-Landschaften gedeihen die in hoch energetischen Improvisationen und Interaktionen aufblühen. Kreativer Jazz am Puls der Zeit !
www.christophmoeckel.com

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So, 19. Januar
Lined – the acoustic sessions


doors: 18:00pm
show: 19:00pm

Once a month, a selection of amazing musiscians perform a 30-45 min to blow the world away. The Lined Accoustic sessions are free and open to the public (But we will ask for donations to the artists), which is, of course, a great way to support our amazing musicians. If you want to play as well contact me and show me your music!

This a great event to form connections and create a big music family. Especially since a lot of Berlin people left their home countries. Feel free to be your twisted self!

Who is playing?
Hannah Kelly/ Haffahmusic
Brooks Orion
– Charlotte Colace
– Pia Werner aka ‘la_rony’

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WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

Di, 21. Januar Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 22. Januar Mark Pringle Trio
Do, 23. Januar
Donau Conversations w Rudzinskis / Uusitalo / Berkmann / Ruppnig
Fr, 24. Januar Bitter Blond
Sa, 25. Januar Otto Hirte Septett

DIESE WOCHE: 7-12 JANUAR, 2020


Di, 7. Januar 2020 New Year’s Music
Mi, 8. Januar Graupe/Roder/Tom play Standards
Do, 9. Januar Cohen/ Forde/ Dinsdale Trio
Fr, 10. Januar Stille Kammer #9: japanese zither, indie harmony, digital dreams
Sa, 11. Januar Practically Married #23: New Year, Old Love
So, 12. Januar Lukas Akintaya Group

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Di, 7. Januar
2020 New Year’s Music – Nansea


timidly inaugurating a new decade with crude piano & guitar accompaniments of notorious tunes, buttering the path to new life and new sounds that have not yet known the joys of finding your senses

come to donau115 on tuesday, 7 january, for a solo show ♥

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Mi, 8. Januar
Graupe/Roder/Tom play Standards


Ronny Graupe, Guitar
Jan Roder, Bass
Kasper Tom, Schlagzeug

Die Drei Musiker treffen sich um ihre Lieblingsstücke und präsentiert einen frischen Blick auf amerikanische Standards.

Ronny Graupe ist bekannt u.a. durch die Bands “Spoom” und “Hyperactive Kid”, Jan Roder ist seit langem in “Die Enttäuschung” aktiv und Kasper Tom, Bandleader in “FUSK” und mit Alexander von Schlippenbach.

Heute Abend beschäftigen sich die Musiker mit dem Great American Songbook.

http://ronnygraupe.com/

http://kaspertom.com/

http://www.janroder.de/

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Do, 9. Januar
Cohen/ Forde/ Dinsdale Trio

Greg Cohen,bass
Declan Forde, piano
Jordan Dinsdale, drums

A trio of familiar faces; Declan, Jordan and Greg come together for a special evening at Donau115 to Share their renditions of hand picked classics of the American Songbook.

jordandinsdaledrummer.com
Declanfordemusic.com

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Fr, 10. Januar
Stille Kammer #9: japanese zither, indie harmony, digital dreams

The first Stille Kammer of 2020, and the lineup is a stunner…

LIN SIEDLER/MARCEL SIEGEL DUO
Lixue Lin-Siedler – Lin 凛- trained in both the Chinese Guzheng and the Japanese Koto. With a body of work spanning theatre music, traditional East Asian music, jazz and experimental improvisation, she brings a range of diverse influence to her instrument. With her collaborator- composer and double-bassist Marcel Siegel- they will be presenting their new single, two highly original musicians offering a fascinating sonic contrast.

MATCHING OUTFITS showcase the beguiling lyrical and compositional style of Swedish singer-songwriter Linnea Mårtensson – full of textural surprises, dry witticisms and wistful balladry, backed up by the sun-streaked harmonies of bandmates Rachel Glassberg and Leah Corper. Catchy and captivating in equal measure.

Glasgow-based producer and songwriter MICHAEL BLEACH makes a rare live appearance in Berlin by special invitation. Known for his songwriting collaborations with Lord Magpie and Kate and Nina Scott, and his producer credits with Ben Osborn, his own compositions are a wildly eclectic electronic palette grounded by yearning poetic lyrics and irresistible melodies.

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Sa, 11. Januar
Practically Married #23: New Year, Old Love

Practically Married #23: New Year, Old Love

James Banner – Double Bass
Declan Forde – Piano

We are back, in duo! After months and months of special guests, we realised that no-one else really matters except us. So let’s celebrate the original twosome once more, at Donau115!

James and Declan have been ‘Practically Married’ since April 2015, a name proudly awarded to them due to their ability to spend time together almost every day with only minor frustrations, and the fact that they play almost every concert together.

Since 2015 they have collaborated with Vilde&Inga, Tobias Delius, John Hollenbeck, Max Andrzejewski, João Lopes Pereira, Eric Vaughn and many more, and have become a regular fixture on the Berlin swing dance scene, performing with Ugo Alunni and The Good Old Good Ones. They also perform as part of other acts including the award-winning Rachel Sermanni and James Banner’s USINE, and have performed sold out shows at Spiegesaal and Konzerthaus Berlin (with Fabiana Striffler and Mirna Bogdanovic) and Leeds Jazz Festival in 2018. Upcoming releases are planned for 2019 with Jordan Dinsdale & Will Howard (UK), as well as Toby Delius & Max Andrzejewski playing the music of Herbie Nichols.

https://jamesbanner.com/practicallymarried/
Practically Married + João Lopes Pereira – Circus is available on Bandcamp.
https://practicallymarried.bandcamp.com/releases

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So, 12. Januar
Lukas Akintaya Group


Uli Kempendorff – saxophone
Arne Braun – guitar
Felix Henkelhausen – bass
Lukas Akintaya – drums

Lukas Akintaya is a New York – based German/Nigerian drummer and composer. Currently pursuing his masters degree at the New York University (NYU) as a scholar of the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD, Lukas has been involved in various genre transcending releases. This group features saxophonist Uli Kempendorff, guitarist Arne Braun and bassist Felix Henkelhausen and explores territories ranging from folkloristic influences over contemporary jazz and experimental electronic musics.

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WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

Di, 14. Januar Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 15. Januar
BernsteinZimmer // Laure Boer // Gałgał
Do, 16. Januar MUTED #4 // Bogdanovic/Christl/Baumgärtner/Santner
Fr, 17. Januar Junit.3
Sa, 18. Januar Christoph Möckel Trio
So, 19. Januar Lined – the acoustic sessions

DIESE WOCHE: 3.-4. JANUAR, 2020


Fr, 3. Januar Andi Haberl meets Kalle Zeier
Sa, 4. Januar The Major Minors

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Fr, 3. Januar
Andi Haberl meets Kalle Zeier
"by Klaus Heymach :)"
Andi Haberl (The Notwist)
will be playing a 30 minutes solo set on drums, which will be a hybrid acoustic-electro drum improvisation mixed with some of his original tunes.

2nd Set will be freely improvised together with his long time friend Kalle Zeier from Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra on guitar.

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Sa, 4. Januar
The Major Minors
Donau115's photo.
Florian Menzel – trp
Markus Ehrlich – sax
Christopher Colaço – pno
Olaf Casimir – bass
Philipp Schaeper – drums

Mit „The Major Minors“ präsentiert Markus Ehrlichs Flexible Eingreiftruppe ein weiteres hochkarätiges Jazz-Ensemble, das sich ganz dem ikonischen Sound von Trompete & Saxophon und Rhythmusgruppe verschrieben hat.

Schon bei ihrer ersten Begegnung im Jahr 2009 fanden „The Major Minors“ heraus, dass sie nicht nur auf der Bühne synchron ticken. Gemeinsame Auftritte brachten sie vor das große Publikum, die gemeinsamen Wurzeln im Jazz auf neue Pfade. Das Leben der Stadt musikalisch zu betrachten, ihre Stimmungen hörbar einzufangen und Geschichten ohne Worte zu erzählen, trug zu ihrer individuellen Tonfindung bei.

„The Major Minors“ schaffen eigenkomponierte Klänge zu Film- und Bühnenproduktionen, bestimmen bei Live-Auftritten landauf wie landab den Herzschlag ihres Publikums und interpretieren musikalische Standards.

Im Jahr 2013 wurden sie u.a. mit dem Deutschen Filmpreis für den Soundtrack zum Kinohit „Oh Boy“ ausgezeichnet. Seit Anfang 2017 entwickelt das dynamische Quintett ein neues Programm und gastiert regelmäßig im Berliner Jazz-Club „Donau115“ (“one of the best jazz clubs in Europe” – Adam McCulloch, The Guardian UK).

http://www.flexible-eingreiftruppe.com
https://youtu.be/Nw9ao2fq1hY

Foto: Dovile Sermokas

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WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

Di, 7. Januar 2020 New Year’s Music
Mi, 8. Januar Graupe/Roder/Tom play Standards
Do, 9. Januar Cohen/ Forde/ Dinsdale Trio
Fr, 10. Januar Stille Kammer #9: japanese zither, indie harmony, digital dreams
Sa, 11. Januar Practically Married #23: New Year, Old Love
So, 12. Januar Lukas Akintaya Group

DIESE WOCHE: 17.-21. DEZEMBER 2019


Di, 17. Dezember Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 18. Dezember Greg Cohen and Declan Forde: A to Z
Do, 19. Dezember Richard Koch Quartett – Wald
Fr, 20. Dezember Practically Married #22
Sa, 21. Dezember Felix Hauptmann Trio

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Di, 17. Dezember
Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
///////////////////////////// TWO-SONG TUESDAY ////////////////////////////////
[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 you’re itching to present?
Join us for Donau115’s semi-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 20:00 // 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 // small PA, accepting guitar/XLR cables (NO RCA OR MINIJACK INPUTS, so if you need converters you’ll have to bring them.)

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Mi, 18. Dezember
Greg Cohen and Declan Forde: A to Z
Donau115's photo.
Greg Cohen – Double Bass
Declan Forde – Piano

26 pieces of music across two sets.
“Mr Jock, TV quiz PhD, bags few lynx”.
“Fjord Nymphs XV beg a quick waltz”.
“Cwm fjord bank glyphs vext quiz”.
A linguistical journey; a logistical nightmare.

Notes
* Five of the letters in the English Alphabet are vowels: A, E, I, O, U.
* The remaining 21 letters are consonants: B, C, D, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q, R, S, T, V, X, Z, and usually W and Y. Written English includes the digraphs: ch ci ck gh ng ph qu rh sc sh th ti wh wr zh. These are not considered separate letters of the alphabet.
* Two letters, “A” and “I,” also constitute words.
* Until fairly recently (until 1835), the 27th letter of the alphabet (right after “z”) was the ampersand (&).
* The English Alphabet is based on the Latin script, which is the basic set of letters common to the various alphabets originating from the classical Latin alphabet.

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Greg Cohen is a bass player. He has also worked as an arranger, producer, musical director and composer for the theatre, film, television and recording studios. The recordings he has been a part of have received various critical acclaim – including the Pulitzer Prize (Ornette Coleman), gold records and many album of the year awards.

He has worked with a variety of artists in many styles of music.

From A (Woody Allen, Laurie Anderson, Fiona Apple)

To Z (John Zorn, Tom Ze)

Some of the artists in-between are Susana Baca, Danny Barker, Bar Kokhba, Hal Blaine, Brian Blade, David Byrne, Carlinhos Brown, Bono Gal Costa, Ornette Coleman, Elvis Costello, Conte Condoli, Sheryl Crow, Uri Caine, Holly Cole, Chas ’n Dave, Rosanne Cash, Vinicio Caposselo, James Carter, Bob Dylan, Dave Douglas, Donovan, Francesco De Gregori, Eddy Davis, Kenny Davern, Teddy Edwards, Brian Eno, Marty Ehrlich, Hamid El Kasri, Bill Frisell, Marianne Faithfull, Mark Feldman, Victor Feldman, Crystal Gayle, Ben Goldberg, Gypsy Kings, Marty Grosz, Bebel Gilberto Jesse Harris, Billy Higgins, Herbert Hardesty, Keith Ingham, Norah Jones, Antony Johnson, Joe Jackson, Sir Tom Jones, Sir Elton John, Billy Joel, Dr. John, Lee Konitz, Haino Keiji, Kronos Quartet, Dagmar Krause, Jim Keltner, Gary Lucas, Greg Leisz, Awa Ly Shelly Manne, Marisa Monte, Masada, Masada String Trio, Mischa Mengelberg, Geoff Muldauer, Bette Midler, Giovanna Marini, Willie Nelson, Randy Newman, Odetta, Madeleine Peyroux, Ken Peplowski, Marc Ribot, Lou Reed, Keith Richards, Annie Ross, Ron Sexsmith, Bruce Springsteen, Tim Sparks, Sting, Little Jimmy Scott, Ed Sanders, Chango Spasiuk, Jamie Saft, The Surfers, David Sanborn, Dino Saluzzi, Tricky, Tommy Tedesco, James Taylor, Gianmaria Testa, Tom Waits, Victoria Williams, Charlie Watts, Loudon Wainwright, Kenny Werner, Kenny Wollesen, Dhafer Youssef Karim Ziad.

Collaborations include artists such as:

Wim Wenders, Francis Coppola, BBC Philharmonic, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Altman, Hal Wilner, Chicago Symphony, Penn and Teller, William S. Burroughs, Tokyo Philharmonic, Ruhrtrienalle Ochestre National de Lyon, Robert Wilson, Alan Watts, Laurie Anderson, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Tom Waits, Ethan Hawke, Irmin Schmidt.

As leader, Cohen can be heard on the recordings Golden State (with Bill Frisell), Moment to Moment and Way Low.

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Declan Forde is a pianist from Scotland and has been living in Berlin since 2014. In these past five years Forde has become the pianist of choice in Berlin across a broad spectrum of musical situations. From from Early Jazz with Igor Spallati’s Musicomaniacs, to performing the music of Duke Ellington with American bassist Greg Cohen (Ornette Coleman, John Zorn, Woody Allen, etc.); original music with James Banner’s Usine to freely improvised music with the likes of John Hollenbeck, Tobias Delius, Max Andrzejewski, Cansu Tanrikulu, Rudi Mahal, Jan Roder and Michael Griener.
Forde also performs solo and was invited by the Berliner Festspiele to perform as part of American artist Rashid Johnson’s installation Antoine’s Organ at Berlin’s Gropius Bau July-December 2019 (part of the exhibition Garden of Earthly Delights).
He curates a monthly series at the club Donau115, named ‘one of the best jazz clubs in Europe’ by The Guardian, with bassist James Banner. The duo released their first album ‘Circus’ featuring João Lopes Pereira in October 2018.
Beyond the world of Jazz and improvised music, Forde has performed, toured and recorded for over ten years with the Scottish singer and artist Rachel Sermanni.

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Do, 19. Dezember 
Richard Koch Quartett – Wald

Richard Koch (AT) – Trompete,
Komposition Michael Hornek (AT) – Klavier
Igor Spallati (IT) – Kontrabass
Moritz Baumgärtner (DE) – Schlagzeug

“Der Wurm lockert den Boden, bloß um wenige Minuten später im Schnabel eines Vogels zu landen. Der Vogel trällert zum Dessert eine Melodie. Und zwischen den Bäumen in einer kleinen Lichtung, da steht Richard Koch mit seiner Trompete, aufmerksam zuhörend, das Naturschauspiel genießend, bevor er begeistert mit einsteigt in das wilde Nahrungskettenensemble. Ist das Jazz?
Unbedingt. Das Richard Koch Quartett ist eine der großen Entdeckungen des Berliner Jazzjahrs 2018 und hoffentlich noch weit darüber hinaus.”
Maurice Summen.

„Mit seinen … songhaften Melodien und spielfreudigen Soli zeigt das Richard Koch Quartett, wie sich gewitzte Kunst und kluge Unterhaltung perfekt vereinen lassen.“ Norbert Krampf, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
„Ich bin sehr angetan von der Frische, vom Elan, von der Originalität … Es macht mir großen Spaß zuzuhören, und das passiert mir gar nicht mal so häufig.
Kurzum: Klasse.“
Bert Noglik

Richard Koch spielt u. a. mit dem Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra, Jimi Tenor, den Beatsteaks und Nils Frahm.

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Fr, 20. Dezember
Practically Married #22

Declan Forde – Piano
James Banner – Bass

+ special guests

Matthew Herd – Alto Saxophone
Ugo Alunni – Drums

Matthew Herd is a Scottish songwriter, composer and saxophonist living in London.

Ugo Alunni is an Italian drummer, philosopher and food critic living in Berlin.
“Life without passion is disgusting” – Ugo Alunni circa. 2017

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James and Declan have been ‘Practically Married’ since April 2015, a name proudly awarded to them due to their ability to spend time together almost every day with only minor frustrations, and the fact that they play almost every concert together.

Since 2015 they have collaborated with Vilde&Inga, Tobias Delius, John Hollenbeck, Max Andrzejewski, João Lopes Pereira, Eric Vaughn and many more, and have become a regular fixture on the Berlin jazz, improvised music and swing dance scenes. They also perform as part of other acts including the award-winning Rachel Sermanni, James Banner’s USINE, The Good Old Good Ones and have performed sold out shows at Spiegesaal and Konzerthaus Berlin (with Fabiana Striffler and Mirna Bogdanovic) and Leeds Jazz Festival in 2018. Upcoming releases are planned for 2019 with Jordan Dinsdale & Will Howard (UK), as well as Toby Delius & Max Andrzejewski playing the music of Herbie Nichols.

They curate a monthly series at Berlin’s Donau115, named ‘one of the best jazz clubs in Europe’ by The Guardian, and released their first album ‘Circus’ featuring João Lopes Pereira in October 2018.

https://jamesbanner.com/practicallymarried/
https://www.matthewherd.com/

https://practicallymarried.bandcamp.com/album/practically-married-jo-o-lopes-pereira-circus?from=embed

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Sa, 21. Dezember
Felix Hauptmann Trio
Donau115's photo.
Felix Hauptmann – Piano
Reza Askari – Bass
Fabian Arends – Drums

Felix Hauptmann was born in 1993 in southwest Germany.
Besides the occupation as a sideman he has been composing and arranging music for piano trio also featuring Christian Weidner on alto for couple of pieces.
Recorded in Summer 2019 at the Saarländischer Rundfunk Saarbrücken, the music will be released as an album in Spring 2020.

LINKS:

https://felixhauptmann.wordpress.com/trio/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C02x4vA5K6w
https://www.facebook.com/felixhauptmanntrio/?ref=bookmarks

DIESE WOCHE: 10.-14. DEZEMBER, 2019


Di, 10. Dezember Liebe Unsterblich – Lesung
Mi, 11. Dezember Moshammer/ Dornbusch/ Muehl/ Werner play Kenny Wheeler
Do, 12. Dezember Kenneth Dahl Knudsen – 10 songs for 10 people
Fr, 13. Dezember Urlaubsgruppe OST
Sa, 14. Dezember Donau Conversations w/ Kraef / Ginsburg / Ruppnig

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Di, 10. Dezember
Liebe Unsterblich – Lesung

Lange Zeit ging man davon aus, dass nur wer einen klaren Strich unter seine Beziehung mit einem Verstorbenen – und weiter gefasst: einer Person, von der man sich trennen musste – zog, mit seinem Leben “weitermachen” konnte.

Der aktuelle Stand der psychologischen Wissenschaft sieht das anders. “Fortdauernde Bindungen”, wie es im Fachjargon heißt, sind nicht nur möglich, sondern auch nötig für den Trauerprozess.

Wir positionieren uns innerlich fortwährend neu zu unseren Beziehungen, sei es mit Menschen im Dies- oder Jenseits. Daher ist nicht nur die Frage interessant, inwiefern unsere Bindungen andauern, sondern vor allem, wie sie sich über die Zeit verändern und welche Vorgänge, Rituale, Objekte, Gespräche, …… uns helfen können, uns mit ihnen oder ihrem Verlust auszusöhnen.

Im Donau115 wollen wir einen Raum kreieren, in dem Liebe unsterblich ist. Wir hören Literatur, Gedichte und Musik zu dem Thema und möchten euch zudem einladen, eurer Toten zu gedenken – sei es Prince, euer letztes Haustier, oder ein Trauerfall in der Familie.

Mithilfe kreativer Strategien und der Runde des Abends erhoffen wir uns einen von Liebe ausgefüllten Raum und den Start für eine lange Nacht unter alten und neuen Freunden.

KünstlerInnen:
Lea
Kea Heinrich
Charlotte Wiedemann
Jannik Böker

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Mi, 11. Dezember
Moshammer/ Dornbusch/ Muehl/ Werner play Kenny Wheeler
Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, beard
Moshammer | Dornbusch | Burkert | Werner | Haberl play Kenny Wheeler

Fritz Moshammer – Trp
Phillip Dornbusch – Ten
Bertram Burkert – Guit
Sidney Werner – B
Andi Haberl – Dr

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXkyRh3Ufpc

http://fritzmoshammer.com/
https://www.phillipdornbusch.com/

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Do, 12. Dezember 
Kenneth Dahl Knudsen – 10 songs for 10 people

Sebastian Boehlen – Guitar
Quentin Cholet – Drummer
Kenneth Dahl Knudsen – Bass
+
Ganna Gryniva – Vocals
Toms Rudzinskis – Alto sax

Award winning Danish bass player & composer returns to Berlin to perform his new music.

“I meet so many people through the music… some of them for 5 minutes, and some for many years. The people in my life shape me as a person, musician and through them I learn to navigate through this thing called life.
I’ve written 10 songs for 10 people… all new fresh compositions”

https://soundcloud.com/kennethdahlknudsenofficial
www.kennethdahlknudsen.net
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvHmoyUx_5g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ett_S37SZIE

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Fr, 13. Dezember
Urlaubsgruppe OST
Image may contain: 4 people, beard
Pascal Klewer (trp)
Phillip Dornbusch (ts)
Tobias Herzog (btrb)
Carl-Christian Wittig (db)
Nathan Ott (dr)

Das Quintett um die Musiker Pascal Klewer (Trompete), Phillip Dornbusch (Tenorsaxophon), Tobias Herzog (Bassposaune), Carl Wittig (Kontrabass) und Nathan Ott (Drums) verbindet die Jazzszenen Köln, Leipzig und Berlin. Im Bundesjazzorchester, in welchem sie sich kennen gelernt haben, wurde den jungen Musikern die fehlende Vernetzung der genannten Städte bewusst. Somit erwuchs die Idee, diese Verbindung mit einem kollektiven Bandprojekt auszubauen. Mit eigens für diese Besetzung komponierter Originals bewegt sich das Quintett fließend zwischen Improvisation und Komposition und bringt gleichzeitig die neue Generation von Jazzmusikern in Deutschland näher zusammen.

Websites/Videos/Links:
nathanott.com
https://vimeo.com/181597159
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Scs1laLGiDM

www.pascalklewer.com
https://youtu.be/VB9OVrE5iFM

www.phillipdornbusch.com
https://youtu.be/vVq8mMcnKUQ

https://www.carlwittig.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8hWfnGVdWg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZIT_74PFC8

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Sa, 14. Dezember
Donau Conversations w/ Kraef / Ginsburg / Ruppnig

Ben Kraef – sax
Josh Ginsburg – 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.“

DIESE WOCHE: 2.-8. DEZEMBER, 2019

Mo, 2. Dezember Alien Grace
Di, 3. Dezember Vorwärts-Rückwärts
Mi, 4. Dezember ONA Series vol.11:The Good Old Good Ones
Do, 5. Dezember Nissen Mosh
Fr, 6. Dezember Malstrom
Sa, 7. Dezember Totenhagen
So, 8. Dezember Lined – the Acoustic Sessions

 

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Mo, 2. Dezember
Alien Grace
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Di, 3. Dezember
Vorwärts-Rückwärts

Maike Hilbig – kontrabass
Gerhard Gschlößl – posaune
Johannes Fink – cello

Die drei gehen direkt (vorwärts und rückwärts) auf das Ziel los, auch wenn es zunächst nur verschwommen vor ihnen liegt. Und sie werden, wenn sie angekommen sind, die überschrittenen Grenzen nicht bemerkt haben. Das ist sehr gut.
In ihren Kompositionen verquirlen sie die b-sides ihrer Jugend mit kammermusikalischem Freejazz. Daraus entstehen Stücke, gespickt von Unplanbarkeit und Ausschweifung.
Aber gerade das erzeugt die Authentizität, durch die die Musik zum Erlebnis wird und ihre eigene Qualität bekommt.

https://maikehilbig.wordpress.com/projekte/vorwartsruckwarts/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aam5lDQw1iU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P47HuyvphrA.

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Mi, 4. Dezember
ONA Series vol.11:The Good Old Good Ones

The Good Old Good Ones play the good old good songs, those rare and special melodies from Jazz’s roots in American Broadway. Based in Berlin, this international group shares a passion for unique music and reimagine forgotten repertoire.

Mirna Bogdanovic – voice
Declan Forde – piano
James Banner – double bass
Eldar Tsalikov – clarinet / saxophone
Ugo Alunni – drums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD4PXPtnlzM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbB_dErmQjw

ONA is a Slavic word which translates as SHE. ONA is Mirna Bogdanovic from Slovenia and Olga Amelchenko from Russia, two Berlin-based musicians who met at the Jazz Institut and have been friends ever since. Both active in the Berlin jazz scene, a mutual inspiration led to the idea of sharing a monthly series at their favourite club in Berlin, Donau115. Every month one of them will perform with some of their favourite musicians, either with existing bands or brand new projects – and you never know, they might even play together sometimes.

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Do, 5. Dezember 
Nissen Mosh

Asger Nissen – Alto Sax + Compositions
Julius Gawlik – Tenor Sax
Valentin Gerhardus – Piano
Jacob Mundt – Bass
Marius Wankel – Drums

Danish alto saxophonist, Asger Nissen, invited some of his favorite Berlin homeboys to join him and his music on this special night at Donau115.
The band will present some brand new songs of Asger Nissen as well as semi-old hits that might be recognized by the loyal Donau115 listener.
Tight grids, liquid structures, singable melodies, and not so singable melodies. Sometimes all at once.

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Fr, 6. Dezember
Malstrom

Florian Walter – Saxophone
Axel Zajac – Guitar
Jo Beyer – Drums

Ein wirbelnder Sog der in einem erloschenen unterirdischen Riesenvulkan verschwindet. Es
ist ein ewiges Wechselspiel zwischen dem Abstürzen in die unendliche Tiefe des Meeres und
dem Reiz des Risikos am Rande des Wirbels die Gefahr zu genießen. Sicherheit gibt es in
jedem Fall nicht. Fische und anderes Meeresgetier meiden instinktiv die Nähe des Strudels,
Menschen hingegen werden immer wieder Opfer ihrer nicht zu bezähmenden Neugier und
wagen sich zu nahe heran.
– Gewinner des internationalen Biberacher Jazzpreises 2018 –
– Gewinner der internationalen Getxo Jazz Competition 2017 –
– Gewinner des europäischen Burghauser Jazzpreises 2015 –

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Sa, 7. Dezember
Totenhagen

Von kleinen Welten und großen Herzen

Laura Totenhagen (Stimme)
Felix Hauptmann (Piano)
Stefan Schönegg (Kontrabass)
Leif Berger (Schlagzeug)

Der erste Blick auf das florale, in lichte Farbtöne getauchte Coverbild überrascht: Wer Laura Totenhagen kennt, der weiß, dass die in Köln lebende Sängerin und Komponistin weder das Wesen einer arabesken Blumengötze besitzt noch irgendeine Art von Filtern nötig hat. Gemeinsam mit ihrer Band, bestehend aus Leif Berger (Schlagzeug), Felix Hauptmann (Piano) und Stefan Schönegg (Kontrabass), steht sie für einen modernen Jazz mit lyrischer Komponente und elegant arrangierten Klanggebilden. Ihr erstes Album, „Foliage“, erschien 2017 und machte die Band deutschlandweit bekannt. „Was für eine Stimme, fein, diskret, intim“, schrieb Ulrich Stock (Die Zeit), „Laura ist High End“.
Mit ihrem neuen Album “Yonic” geht das Quartett diesen Weg kunstfertig, schnörkellos und das spielerisch beeindruckend vielschichtige Repertoire der Band ausschöpfend konsequent weiter.
Mal schmeichelnd und erschütternd, mal an der Oberfläche verweilend und doch in die Grundfeste gehend, mal träumerisch und doch sehr wach klingt die Musik, mit der das Quartett das Fenster in eine kleine, mystische Welt zu öffnen versteht. Und an dessen Ende die Erkenntnis steht: Selten ist etwas wirklich so, wie es auf den ersten Blick scheint.

(Text von Anke Steinbeck)

„Was für eine Stimme, fein, diskret, intim, und wie elegant sind die Arrangements. (…) Laura ist High End.“ (ZEIT-Magazin)
„Ein überragendes Talent“ (General-Anzeiger Bonn)
„Musik mit viel Herzblut“ (Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger)
„Gelassenheit, Intonationssicherheit und spürbare Freude“ (Deutschlandfunk)

Reinhören: https://bit.ly/2k2Rm85
Reingucken: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVxCvswxSJ4
Trailer YouTube: https://bit.ly/2lHs9jK

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So, 8. Dezember
Lined – the Acoustic Sessions

doors: 18:00pm
show: 19:00pm

Once a month, a selection of amazing musiscians perform a 30-45 min to blow the world away. The Lined Accoustic sessions are free and open to the public (But we will ask for donations to the artists), which is, of course, a great way to support our amazing musicians. If you want to play as well contact me and show me your music!

This a great event to form connections and create a big music family. Especially since a lot of Berlin people left their home countries. Feel free to be your twisted self!

Performers of the evening:

Luna Juniper
Brooks Orion
Me & the Monster
Forest Island

DIESE WOCHE: 26. NOVEMBER – 1. DEZEMBER, 2019


Di, 26. November Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 27. November ONA vol. 10 – Gryniva / Satterwhite / Arditi
Do, 28. November Sun Ark at Donau115
Fr, 29. November Igor Osypov Quartet at Donau115

Sa, 30. November Alf Carlsson/Jiří Kotača Quartet at Donau115
So, 1. Dezember Stille Kammer #8: Sewing machines, psych folk, Britten folksongs

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Di, 26. November
Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //


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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 you’re itching to present?
Join us for Donau115’s semi-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 20:00 // 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 // small PA, accepting guitar/XLR cables (NO RCA OR MINIJACK INPUTS, so if you need converters you’ll have to bring them.)

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Mi, 27. November
ONA vol. 10 – Gryniva / Satterwhite / Arditi


Ganna Gryniva – voice, piano
Roland Satterwhite – violin, viola
Tal Arditi – guitar

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0gKi6yz3nld5VaD9-n316Q
https://www.youtube.com/user/rs1176
https://www.youtube.com/user/arditital1

Roland Satterwhite is an American Violinist/Violist and Singer. Since 2008 he has lived in Berlin. He performs with his trio, Tolyqyn, as well as many other musicians.

Tal Arditi (born in 1998) Guitarist and composer from Israel. Recognised as a young guitar prodigy , Tal started to study in the prestige ”Jazz institute” program, by ”Rimon Music University” when he was only 16. in the age of 18, he graduated from ”Rimon” successfully with a Jazz Diploma, and decided to move to Berlin. In Berlin he quickly became one of the most wanted players in the local and international Jazz scene.

With roots in Ukraine and Germany, the Berlin-based vocalist, composer and bandleader Ganna aims to combine various musical worlds, from jazz to folklore music. Ganna performs regularly with a variety of ensembles and her own groups, such as the contemporary jazz quintet G A N N A which features up-and-coming musicians of the European Jazz scene. In January 2020, G A N N A is releasing the new album DYKI LYS („Wild Fox“ in Ukrainian). Various musical collaborations have led Ganna to tours in Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, France, Greece, Polen, Ukraine, Lithuania, Hungary and others.

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Do, 28. November
Sun Ark at Donau115


Asger Nissen – Alto Saxophone�
Julius Gawlik – Tenor Saxophone�
Povel Widestrand – Piano & Synth�
Johannes Mann – Guitar
Roger Kintopf – Double Bass�
Felix Ambach – Drums

SUN ARK is a Berlin based Collective founded in December 2018 by Guitarist&Composer Johannes Mann.� The Band unites six international Musicians from Germany, Sweden and Denmark, who met in Berlin, while studying at the renowned Jazz Institute Berlin.�The Sextett’s Music consists of Eclectic Rhythms and complex Structures and Harmonies inspired by the young Berlin Jazz Scene as well as lyrical Melodies and soundscapes that remind of a nordic sound. Besides that, their Music draws Influence from all sorts of Places. Beats and Hip-Hop are as important to the Band’s Sound as the European Classical tradition, Brazilian Music or the Jazz History.�Individually the members of the Band are already some of the most in demand and sought after musicians of the young scene in Germany and Europe, but in SUN ARK they join forces to improvise and experiment collectively, to create a new and current Sound.����

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVxbBtACX1Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0ymW4eO4Wc

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Fr, 29. November
Igor Osypov Quartet at Donau115


Igor Osypov – guitar (UA)
Povel Widerstrand – keys (SWE)
Josh Ginsburg – bass (US)
Fabian Rösch – drums (DE)

Osypov is a guitarist with a fresh, complete concept. Sometimes his glistening notes fall like intermittent raindrops. The priority in Osypov’s band is the edgy treble-dominant group blend, but the melodies triggered vivid solos that never entirely separated themselves from the ensemble
– Thomas Conrad at All About Jazz

Igor Osypov was born in Ukraine in 1988. He started playing guitar at the age of 10 and as a child was really into rock music, but at some point turned his way to jazz, and this passion still leads in his musical world. He was active on both Ukrainian and Russian jazz scenes, taking part in major jazz events there and making concert tours through Ukraine and Russia.
Igor’s original compositions not only draw inspiration from the Jazz idiom, but other genres such as Classical and Rock.Igor moved to Germany in 2012, to dive into Berlin vibrant jazz scene. He has attended prestigious Jazz Institute Berlin where he was studying with a renowned jazz guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel. Among his other teachers were John Hollenbeck, Greg Cohen, Kalle Kalima, Gerard Presencer, Geoffroy De Masure, Tino Derado, Guilherme Castro and Javier Reyes. During his studying Igor has also been awarded with Deutschlandstipendium and JIB-Jazz-Preis der Karl Hofer Gesellschaft 2015 (Bondarev/Osypov Quintet). Igor’s been playing concerts and taking part at festivals all over Europe both with his own band and as a sideman. He is not limited within the genres, but plays mostly jazz – although, all kinds of it.
Both his tunes and his playing tend to be really emotional and complex. The influences of highly raged musical interests made Igor’s music intellectually developed but still clear for all kinds of audience.
Shortly after arriving in Berlin, Igor founded his Quintet, featuring some of his favorite musicians from all over Europe and the USA. Since it’s inception, the Quintet has performed at festivals all around Europe. Has worked with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Logan Richardson’s SHIFT and Blues People, Nasheet Waits, Wanja Slavin, Greg Cohen and many others. In the summer of 2014, Igor Osypov recorded his debut CD with American saxophonist Logan Richardson, which came out in the spring of 2015 on Unit Records.
In spring of 2016 the second album entitled “Dream Delivery” came out on
For-Tune.

www.igorosypov.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1amySVOWlUI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UmWZEZakXQ&t=1045s

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Sa, 30. November
Alf Carlsson/Jiří Kotača Quartet at Donau115


Alf Carlsson – guitar;
Jiří Kotača – trumpet/flugelhorn;
Peter Korman – double bass;
Kristián Kuruc – drums;

The AC/JK quartet is a collaboration between guitarist Alf Carlsson and trumpet player Jiri Kotaca. Alf Carlsson, originally from Stockholm, Sweden, met Kotaca when studying music at Rotterdam music Conservatory in Holland. Jiri – living in Brno now, Czech republic, asked two of his brothers-in-arms slovakian drummer Kristian Kuruc and bassist Peter Korman to make the quartet full strength. The musical aim for the project is, with great integrity and respect for the jazz tradition, seek other paths than might be expected from a jazz quartet. With all the musicians meeting in a jazz context, the musical influences from the different parts of europe that which the members originates, can still be heard. The compositions are mostly originals with occasional dives into the standard repertoire. Memebers of quartet play in many projects as leaders or sidemen. For instance Matus Jakabcic big band, Cotatcha Orchestra, Tippan Phasuk, Lubomir Gašpar cymbal project or Heart of Dixie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJn3tpXtkYI&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0Io8LDXO4cY7gLsNFcnKJz3fU5HIcF8jIj6CKRhyTjiiq8EqfUrT7Hss8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jAUdGCi_p0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1siImMlW-E

https://www.facebook.com/Alf-CarlssonJiř%C3%AD-Kotača-Quartet-414293265622391/

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So, 1. Dezember
Stille Kammer #8: Sewing machines, psych folk, Britten folksongs


DIAMOND FAMILY ARCHIVE/ RUBY BILGER (&friends) SINGS BENJAMIN BRITTEN / AGENTE COSTURA/BEN BROWN DUO

December 1st we have an advent treat for y’all, another evening of exceptional, weird and exciting music, this time:

AGENTE COSTURA/BEN BROWN -sewing machine/percussion duo
Agente Costura is one of the most mesmerising acts performing in Berlin, the Brazilian artist and musician utilises an adapted sewing machine, feeding through synths, pedals and random noisemakers to create something fascinating and wonderful. Ben Brown will be joining her on percussion- the Canadian-born, recently arrived Berlin resident is already one of the finest drummers you will find, and we can’t wait to see what he will do in this stripped-back setting.
http://agentecostura.blogspot.com/
https://benbrownsounds.com/

DIAMOND FAMILY ARCHIVE is the longtime psych folk project of british musician Laurence Collyer, we’re lucky to be able to bring him over from Devon to grace us with his hushed, lyrical, curious and beautiful compositions. “The atmosphere builds gradually, the sound rising and falling as the duo coax pulsing beats and a tidal ebb and flow of music… their songs shift like the seasons.” – Zero Tolerance
https://thediamondfamilyarchive.bandcamp.com/

RUBY BILGER + friends sing BENJAMIN BRITTEN FOLKSONGS
Ruby performed an amazing song at our Daniel Johnston tribute night, and then when Donau requested extra songs before closing, she blew us away with a performance of one of Benjamin Britten’s amazing folksong arrangements- so naturally we asked her back to perform a full set, accompanied by Emperor X, Hans Bilger, Sacred Harp Berlin, Markus Ehrlich, Jake Bellissimo and Rowan Coupland.

For those who don’t know Benjamin Britten, he’s one of the 20th century’s great composers, and probably the most notable from England, writing beautiful choral works, and indeed re-interpreting folksongs for the concert hall.

DIESE WOCHE 19. – 23. November

Di, 19. November Yahalom/Osterloh
Mi, 20. November Silvan Schmid Solo
Do, 21. November Derado/Schoen-Quartet
Fr, 22. November Practically Married #21 featuring Jeff Williams
Sa, 23. November Kleppan Project

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Di, 19. November
Yahalom/Osterloh


Dora Osterloh (voc), Tal Yahalom (git)

New York-based guitarist Tal Yahalom and singer Dora Osterloh met in 2013 at the international jazz workshop in Sienna, Italy and have been musically connected ever since. At this duo concert they perform together again for the first time and play a program of their own compositions, jazz standards, improvisations and other songs.

www.talyahalom.com
www.doraosterloh.de

photo copyright: Dovile Sermokas/Zosha Warpeha

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Mi, 20. November
Silvan Schmid Solo


Silvan Schmid, Trompete (tp)

Ein Jahr lang erarbeitete Silvan Schmid aus Zürich verschiedene Solos und führte diese u.a. im Rahmen seiner Konzertreihe EP SERIES auf. Seine Solos sind Versuche Musik in vorgestellten Räumen zu kreieren. Wie formt das Spiel mit räumlichen Imaginationen die Musik? Welche Musik entsteht durch die Interaktion mit den gegebenen Raumwegen innerhalb der Trompete? Für das Konzert im Donau115 nimmt er seine Solos als Ausgangslage, legt sie übereinander und betrachtet den Querschnitt davon.

https://soundcloud.com/silvanschmid
http://silvanschmid.ch/

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Do, 21. November
Derado/Schoen-Quartet


Tino Derado – p
Jonas Schoen-Philbert – sax
Josh Ginsburg – b
Matthias Meyer – dr

Fast alle schreiben wir unsere eigene Musik, in der Hoffnung, dass sie besonders gut zu unserem Ausdruck als Spieler passt (was nicht immer stimmt). Eher selten merken wir, dass die Musik eines anderen sehr gut zu uns passt. So geht es Jonas Schoen-Philbert, wann immer er Musik von Tino Derado spielen darf und so hat er schliesslich angeregt, Tino’s Musik mit seiner eigenen zusammen zu schmeissen. Das Ergebnis eine handverlesene Auswahl wunderbarer Kompositionen, gespielt von vier ebenso handverlesenen Musikern, zu hören im wunderbaren Ambiente des Donau115.
Most of us write their music, hoping it will match our personal style as a player (which is not always true!). Only sometime we realize, how well we sound in someone else’s music. This is how Jonas Schoen-Philbert feels, whenever he has a chance to play Tino Derados music. So he decided to throw Tino’s and his music together. The result is a hand selected choice of very beautiful compositions played by a finest choice of musicians to be heard in the great atmosphere of Donau115.

http://www.tinoderado.de/
http://jonas-schoen.de/
http://joshginsburg.com/

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Fr, 22. November
Practically Married #21 featuring Jeff Williams


Practically Married #21

Declan Forde – Piano
James Banner – Bass

plus special guest

Jeff Williams – drums

Born in Mount Vernon, Ohio, Jeff began his professional jazz drumming career in New York in 1971. By ’72 he was playing with Stan Getz, followed by Dave Liebman and Lookout Farm through 1976. His other associations include Joe Lovano, Lee Konitz, Paul Bley, Bill McHenry, Ethan Iverson, Tony Malaby, Leo Genovese and a host of others. Since making a second home in London some years ago Jeff has performed with Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone, Martin Speake, Nikki Illes, Olie Brice and more, in addition to leading his own bands, whose members have included Phil Robson, Kit Downes, Finn Peters, Josh Arcoleo, Sam Lasserson, John O’Gallagher, Duane Eubanks and John Hébert.

Jeff has recorded five albums for the Whirlwind Recordings label showcasing his original compositions. The latest, Bloom, features Carmen Staaf (piano) and Michael Formanek (bass) and is available in both CD and 180 gram LP formats. Having benefitted from much experience, and extensive study with the great Alan Dawson, Jeff has given jazz drumming instruction at a number of universities and currently teaches at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

https://www.willfulmusic.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EilaGs9YUk4

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Sa, 23. November
Kleppan Project


Julius Gawlik (DE) – saxophone/clarinet
Tal Arditi (IL) – guitar
Rasmus Sørensen (DK) – piano
Julian Haugland (NO) – double bass
Amund Kleppan (NO) – drums

Kleppan Project is a new group with international up-and-coming jazz musicians. The Norwegian jazz drummer Amund Kleppan recorded his debut album «Venture» earlier this year, which will be released in November. There will be presented music from this record in addition to other originals from the band members.

Amund Kleppan currently studies at the Jazz Institute Berlin and last year he won a Danish Music Award with his band Aloft Quartet. He has played with artists such as Arild Andersen, Marius Neset, Randy Ingram and Marcin Wasilewski.

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/SsGEPfYT_ts