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DIESE WOCHE: 16.-19. JANUAR 2019

 

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Mittwoch, 16. Januar
ESCHE

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Laura Schuler – Violine
Luzius Schuler – Piano
Lisa Hoppe – Kontrabass

https://esche.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lfsk4ASEc8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNMnW7yLVy8

Laura Schuler (Violine), Luzius Schuler (Piano) und Lisa Hoppe (Kontrabass) bilden zusammen das kammermusikalisch-improvisierende Trio Esche. Die Band mit der ungewöhnlichen Instrumentation bewegt sich im Grenzgebiet zwischen Jazz und improvisierter Musik und verarbeitet Einflüsse von nordischer Folklore sowie europäischer Kunstmusik.

Seit 2014 tourt Esche regelmäßig in der Schweiz, Deutschland und Skandinavien (u.a. Aarhus Jazz Festival, BeJazz Bern, Cully Jazz Festival, KlangBasel, Golem Hamburg) und wurde für das Suisse Diagonales Festival 2017 ausgewählt. 2016 erschien ihr Debüt „Leiser Protest“ (morpheus records), welchem im März 2018 das zweite Album „Der Dichter Spricht“ (QFTF) gefolgt ist.

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Donnerstag, 17. Januar
Practically Married

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Cansu Tanrıkulu – Voice/Electronics
Declan Forde – Piano
Arne Braun – Guitar
James Banner – Double Bass/Composition
Max Andrzejewski – Drums

www.jamesbanner.com/usine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–oLy0PDAz4

When will they say yes? Maybe this year? We’re looking forward to another year with those two amazing musicians at Donau115 !

For the first instalment of 2019, Declan signs over all his rights for one night only to present James Banner’s USINE, presenting material from their first album and new pieces, ahead of their tour of Germany and the UK in February/March

James Banner’s USINE is 45 minutes of unobvious and unpredictable music, created thanks to artists connected by an invisible but at the same time noticeable thread of unbounded agreement – Robert Ratajczak, LongPlay

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Freitag, 18. Januar
Thijs de Klijn Quintet

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Olga Amelchenko – Alto Saxophone
Musina Ebobissé – Tenor Saxophone
Thomas Kolarczyk – Double Bass
Quentin Cholet – Drums

www.thijsdeklijn.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-34ywR9Y64c

In March of 2018 Thijs de Klijn Quintet released ‘Factotum’, which is a synonym for ‘Jack of all trades’ but literally means ‘do everything’. While doing everything on a recording is impossible, Thijs de Klijn Quintet certainly covers a lot on their debut album. They move between African grooves, free jazz, swing and rock, and go anywhere else they want to go. The compositions are all originals by Thijs de Klijn written for his favourite musicians he met while living in Berlin. With titles such as ‘Nieuwegracht’ and ‘De Werf’ they touch base in hometown Utrecht too.

At this concert the quintet will play compositions from ‘Factotum’ and new ones as well.

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Samstag, 19. Januar
Karl Marx Sound System 

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Ben Osborne
Rowan Coupland
Rachel Margetts
Chad Matheny

https://benosborn.bandcamp.com/

https://rowancoupland.bandcamp.com/

https://yrlovelydeadmoon.bandcamp.com/releases

http://emperorx.bandcamp.com

A free-form night of songs, ambient jams, harps, ye olde musick, and ye neue musik! These four solo performers will bring two sets of collaborative projects. After the show, a quiet but enveloping down-tempo collab DJ set will smooth out the bleary edges of the evening.

DIESE WOCHE: 09. – 12. JANUAR 2019

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Mittwoch, 09. Januar
HUM

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Silvan Schmid (CH) – Trumpet
Jedrzej Lagodzinski (PL/DK) – Tenor Saxophone
Nataniel Edelman (ARG) – Piano
Max Santner (AT/DE) – Drums

Live at BeJazz Bern:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkVrAx_c0ic
Live at Moods Zürich:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WH9OUdZZzlM
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/humquartet/

HUM is a collaborative quartet of creative and improvisational music founded in the year 2016. The essence of the group is the dynamism between it’s multicultural background and a unified, strong, common vision of collective improvisation.

It is formed by Jędrzej Łagodziński from Poland on tenor saxophone, Silvan Schmid from Switzerland on trumpet, Nataniel Edelman from Argentina on piano and Max Santner from Austria on drums. Each of these musicians is highly active on each of their local scenes (Berlin, Zurich, Copenhagen and Buenos Aires) and from the moment they met the mutual communion was instant.

On the year 2018 HUM was selected to participate in the BeJazz Transnational Festival in Bern, triggering a European Tour that consisted of eleven concerts in Poland, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland and Austria. The music consisted of compositions of each of the members of the band, reorganized and arranged collectively for the group aesthetics, which is providing certain written ideas to create the best environment for the unknown, thus making each concert different by changing the order of the pieces or the feel with which they were interpreted.

After winning the Transnational Festival the band was asked to play in the Winter Jazz Festival in Bern 2019 enabling a second european tour. Also a South American tour is on the books for November 2019. The band recorded live at BeJazz Bern in March 2018 and the material is about to be released in Fall 2019.

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Donnerstag, 10. Januar
Mark Pringle Group

Sölvi Kolbeinsson – Alto Saxophone
Jonas Engel – Alto Saxophone
Arne Braun – Guitar
Mark Pringle – Piano/compositions
James Banner – Double Bass
Tristan Renfrow – Drums

https://soundcloud.com/markpringle/eujam-blues
www.markpringlemusic.com

Mark Pringle first brought this group of international musicians together for his Masters Abschlusskonzert at the Jazz-Institut Berlin last year. Each member brings a distinctive voice to the band, exploring music written by Mark about/inspired by dawn wind, folk melodies, gamelan, spruces, blues, rain, tea, clean shoes, windmills and more…

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Freitag, 11. Januar
Calamaris

Uli Kempendorff – tenorsax/bassclarinet
Asger Nissen – Alto sax
Julius Windisch – Piano/comp
Roz McDonald – Bass
Fabian Rösch – drums

https://soundcloud.com/julius-windisch/sets/calamaris
juliuswindisch.com

Die Band Calamaris spielt Songs aus der Feder von Julius Windisch oder anderen Komponisten, die nicht auf der Bühne zu sehen sind. Es geht darum gute handgemachte Musik zu spielen, Risiken einzugehen und gemeinsam etwas im Moment zu kreieren.

Photo by http://www.hipermania.com/

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Samstag, 12. Januar
Donau Conversations w/ Bondarev/ Lanzoni/ Berkmann/ Ruppnig

Donau Conversations w/ Bondarev / Lanzoni / Berkmann / Ruppnig

Dima Bondarev – trumpet
Alessandro Lanzoni – 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.“

DIESE WOCHE: 03. – 05. JAN 2019

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Donnerstag, 03. Januar
Gille / Kaufmann / Westergaard / Steidle

Sebastian Gille · Sopran- & Tenorsaxophon
https://www.sebastiangille.com/
Achim Kaufmann · Klavier
http://achimkaufmann.com/secondpage.html
Jonas Westergaard · Kontrabass
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonas_Westergaard
Oli Steidle · Schlagzeug
http://oliversteidle.com/

Für dieses Konzert haben sich vier international anerkannte Solisten zusammen getan (Neuer dt Jazzpreis, SWR Jazzpreis, Albert Mangelsdorff Preis, Preis der dt Schallplattenkritik, etc.), um dem Spaß am Musizieren – ohne Netz und doppeltem Boden – zu frönen. Sie kennen sich seit Jahren aus unterschiedlichen Formationen – haben in dieser Konstellation allerdings noch nicht zusammengespielt.
Solch „erste“ Treffen sind immer von besonderer Konzentration geprägt – man wird das knistern spüren!

Ihre Erfahrungen mit den unterschiedlichsten Herangehensweisen an die improvisierte Musik und der daraus resultierende Fundus an Möglichkeiten jedes einzelnen, versprechen einen spannenden, Abend umfassenden Bogen, mit ungewöhnlichen Pfaden und Wendungen. Spontan, beweglich, mit riesigen Ohren für den anderen – 100 Prozent Improvisation!

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Freitag, 04. Januar
Rößeler / Werner / Griese

Antje Rößeler (p)
Sidney Werner (b)
Leon Griese (dr)

Das Trio spielt eigenwillig phantasievolle und mitunter bildhafte
Eigenkompositionen, welche vor allem Antje Rößeler’s Ideen entspringen. In ihren Kompositionen scheinen unverkennbar klassische Klänge hervor, angereichert durch den Skandinavischen Einfluss ihres „Nordic Master of Jazz“ – Studiums.

Die 3 Ur-Berliner Musiker haben ein Zusammenspiel entwickelt, welches, ergänzt durch freie Improvisationen, sich nicht scheut die eigenen Stücke in jedem Moment des Erklingens neu zu entdecken. Gemeinsam verschmelzen die scheinbar unabhängig voneinander agierenden Instrumente zu einer Klangarchitektur, die jeden Raum in seiner Gänze auszufüllen vermag.

Antje Rößeler comes from a classical-musician family in Berlin, and in here compositions, mostly for jazz-trio with bass and drums, you will clearly here that influence shining through. But since her
early youth she is exploring the jazz world, without fearing the chaos. She enjoys the possibility to connect own pieces with jazz-standards and free improvisation. Antje studied jazz-piano at the HfM Dresden and in the „Nordic Master of Jazz“ in Helsinki,
Stockholm and Århus.

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Samstag, 05. Januar
Markus Ehrlich – Carte Blanche

Saxophonist und Donau-Urgestein Markus Ehrlich gestaltet diesen besonderen Konzert-Abend, aber ganz sicher nicht alleine!

DIESE WOCHE: 18. – 22. DEZEMBER 2018 | DIE LETZTE WOCHE VOR DER WINTERPAUSE

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Noch eine Woche, dann geht es ab in die Winterpause. Am 3. Januar sind wir aber schon wieder zurück.

Eine schöne Weihnachtszeit und gutes Silvestergeknall wünschen wir euch allen!
Wir sehen (und hören) uns im neuen Jahr!

Dienstag, 18. Dez
ALLE GUTEN WAREN TOD von Grasimo Bekas
mit Musik von Paul Santner


Die Donaureihe “Heute kein Jazz”, unser Lesungsformat an der Schnittstelle text.klang.musik meldet sich vorm Jahresende mit einem Weihnachtsgeschenk zurück:
ALLE GUTEN WAREN TOT von Gerasimos Bekas, bei Rowohlt jüngst erschienen, szenisch gelesen von ihm selbst und zwei SchauspielerInnen, musikalisch begleitet von Paul Santner.

Aris fristet sein tragisch-komisches Dasein in Würzburg als Altenpfleger und sensibler Trinker bis eine seiner Patientinnen ihm einen rätselhaften Auftrag erteilt für den er nach Athen reisen soll. Durch eine Wirrnis von unterschiedlichsten Ressentiments, kuriosen Meinungen und Lebensentwürfen kämpft sich seinen Weg des “passiven Widerstands” und gerät, ohne es wirklich zu wollen, immer näher an die Geschichte seiner eigenen Herkunft. Und die reicht zurück bis zum Kampf der Griechen gegen die deutschen Besatzer.

Lesende: Gerasimos Bekas, Olivia Montero, Leon Stiehl
Musik / Sound: Paul Santner

Mittwoch, 19. Dez
Benjmin Geyer / Bernsteinzimmer
&Special Guest


Benjamin Geyer studierte Jazz Piano und Komposition an der UdK / JazzInstitut Berlin / Trondheim Jazz NTNU mit Tino Derado, Prof. John Hollenbeck and Prof. Greg Cohen, Eirik Hegdal, Espen Berg u.a.. Eigene Kompositionen und Arrangements waren schon während seines Studiums ein wichtiger Teil seines künstlerischen Schaffens. Seit 2010 tourte Benjamin bereits mit diversen Bands wie Tom Schilling and the Jazz Kids, Out Of Nations, Flying Cakes, Mononoke, Olympic Orchestra (u.a.) durch ganz Europa und fand in seiner Wahlheimat Berlin seine Basis für kreatives Schaffen.
Nun stellt er sein neuestes Solo Projekt BernsteinZimmer exklusiv in der Donau115 vor.
Die Musik erinnert an eine Mischung zwischen Ólafur Arnalds, The Gaslamp Killer, Anna Meredith, Floating Points, Nils Frahm bis hin zu technoiden Elementen.

Als special guest lädt Benjamin Tabea Schrenk (Cello) ein.

https://bernsteinzimmer.bandcamp.com/
www.benjamingeyer.com

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Benjamin Geyer studied Jazz Piano and Composition at the UdK (Berlin)/ Jazz Institut Berlin / Trondheim Jazz NTNU with Tino Derado, Prof. John Hollenbeck and Prof. Greg Cohen, Eirik Hegdal, Espen Berg (among others). Writing his own music and arrangements was already at the beginning of his career as a musician an important issue. Since 2010 Benjamin was touring throughout Europe with different Bands like Tom Schilling and the Jazz Kids, Out Of Nations, Flying Cakes, Mononoke, Olympic Orchestra and found in his chosen home Berlin his base for creativity.
Now its time to introduce his first Solo project “BernsteinZimmer” at the legendary Donau115.
The Music reminds of a mix between Ólafur Arnalds, The Gaslamp Killer, Anna Meredith, Floating Points, Nils Frahm until Technoid elements

The special guest will be Tabea Schrenk (Cello)

https://bernsteinzimmer.bandcamp.com/
www.benjamingeyer.com
https://tabeaschrenk.com/

Benjamin Geyer – piano, synths, effects
Tabea Schrenk – Cello

Foto by Ni Ka

20.30 show

Tabea Schrenk studied cello and Baroque cello in Berlin, Helsinki, London and Cardiff and completed her Masters with honours. She was an academic at the Welsh National Opera and BBC NOW. Since 2013 she has been living and working back in her hometown of Berlin.

Tabea has been honoured as a violoncellist and chamber musician several times, receiving prizes from the Bach Solo competition in London, the Alice Samter Wettbewerb and the international Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Berlin, amongst others. She has also been supported by the Royal Piano Trio Society UK and the Karl Hofer Gesellschaft.

Donnerstag, 20. Dez
Fabiana Striffler Trio Release

RECORD RELEASE “SWEET AND SO SOLITARY”

Fabiana Striffler – violin/composition
Friederike Merz – voice/guitar
Johannes von Ballestrem – piano/guitar

“Solche Lieder würde Gustav Mahler vielleicht komponieren, hätte ihn eine Zeitmaschine ins frühe 21. Jahrhundert katapultiert…” Concerto (A) 2018-10

“Sweet And So Solitary”
Is called the new album that the Trio just released on Traumton/Indigo.

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“Fabiana is one of the most exciting violinists to emerge onto the jazz scene in years! Her playing is the perfect combination of soulfulness, surprise, a beautiful sound and great technique!
I look forward to listening to every one of her musical adventures.”
New York, Ken Peplowski

Freitag, 21. Dez
Mirna Bogdanović Group

Mirna Bogdanović – voice
Dora Osterloh – voice
Pauline Peek – voice
Wanja Slavin – alto saxophone
Felix Henkelhausen – double bass
Povel Widestrand – piano
Fabian Rösch – drums
Arne Braun – guitar

www.mirnabogdanovic.com
https://mirnabogdanovic.bandcamp.com/releases

Mirna Bogdanović is a Slovenian jazz singer-songwriter based in Berlin. Former member of The German National Jazz Orchestra (BuJazzO) and Downbeat winner has graduated from the Jazz Institute Berlin in the class of Judy Niemack, Greg Cohen and Kurt Rosenwinkel.

Mirna is an active member of the Berlin Jazz scene, and a part of various jazz projects as a singer and composer. This year’s scholar of the prestigious Elsa Neumann scholarship (NaFög), is going to the studio in March, to record her debut album – the program of which you will hear on this very occasion at Donau115.

A group of renowned musicians will perform Mirna’s compositions and arrangements dedicated to discovering possibilities and broadening the horizons of the voice and vocal group in a modern jazz context.

Samstag, 22. Dez
Osypov / Ludescher / Berkmann / Ruppnig

Das letzte Konzert in der Donau für dieses Jahr!
The last concert at Donau115 in 2018!!!

CHRISTMAS PARTY
come hang!

Igor Osypov – git
Bernhard Ludescher – piano/synths
Tom Berkmann – electric bass
Mathias Ruppnig – drums

We are going to play some original music of each of us in a more electrified setup. It’s been a great year for Donau115! So come celebrate the last concert in 2018 with us. ♥

DIESE WOCHE: 11. – 15. DEZEMBER 2018

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Dienstag, 11. Dez
Jake and Chad sing the Songs of Prefab Sprout

Chad Matheny (a.k.a. http://emperorx.bandcamp.com and also one of the weirdos who run Donau115) and Jake Bellissimo (a.k.a. http://jakebellissimo.bandcamp.com) are thrilled to present an evening of rather drastic re-interpretations of the songs of Paddy McAloon and friends (a.k.a. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prefab_Sprout).

Two sets. Sixteen songs. Two extremely overwrought but very short PowerPoint presentation on the history of the band and their relationship to emerging concepts about sincerity in pop music aesthetics. Two hot dogs. Two jumping frogs. ALBUQUERQUE!

See you there. ♥

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Mittwoch, 12. Dez
Mara & David

Mara von Ferne – vocals
David Sick – acoustic guitar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49ztZciQRn4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVbtjnBkSxk
https://soundcloud.com/maradavid
http://maradavid.de

Mara von Ferne und David Sick spielen und schreiben seit nunmehr 13 Jahren Songs zusammen. So entstanden drei hochgelobte Studioalben, ein viertes ist in Arbeit. Neben Konzerten im In- und Ausland haben die beiden zahlreiche Preise gewonnen, z.B. beim internationalen Duowettbewerb „Voice & Guitar“.
Auch wenn schnell klar wird, dass Beide Virtuosen ihres Instrumentes sind, steht stets der Song im Zentrum. Stimme und Gitarre legen frei, leben aus, brechen aus, hüllen ein. Zusammen erschaffen sie eine feine aber kraftvolle, manchmal wilde Klangwelt, in deren Tiefen man sich verlieren kann. Finden kann man dort Songtexte, die immer mehr als einen Boden haben, egal ob sie von der Schönheit einer dementen alten Frau, endlos scheinenden Sommern und einem Kirschbaum aus Kindertagen oder einer Busfahrt durch die Sonnenallee erzählen.

Mara von Ferne and David Sick play and write songs together since 2005. They’ve released 3 acclaimed studio albums, and are working on the 4th. Besides playing numerous concerts in Germany and abroad they won several prizes, e.g. at the international duo competition „Voice & Guitar“.
Although the listener quickly realizes that they are both masters of their instrument, the center of their music is always the song. Mara’s voice and David’s guitar uncover, embody, break free, embrace. Together they’re creating a world of sound in which you can get lost. What you can find are lyrics that always have more than one layer, no matter if they talk about the beauty of an old woman with dementia, reminisce about childhood memories of a cherry tree and endless summers or a bus ride on Sonnenallee.

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Donnerstag, 13. Dez
Donau Conversations New York Special

Donau Conversations New York Special feat. Guarna / Pukl / Gincel / Ginsburg / Ruppnig

Tom Guarna – git
Jure Pukl – tenor sax
Uri Gincel – piano
Josh Ginsburg – bass
Mathias Ruppnig – drums

https://youtu.be/2nC_2X9IqdY

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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Freitag, 14. Dez
Frederik Köster Quartett

Frederick Köster Quartett in der Donau 115

Frederik Köster – Trompete
Julia Hülsmann – Piano
Marc Muellbauer – Bass
Heinrich Köbberling – Drums

Frederick Köster gehört sicherlich zu den profiliertesten deutschen Trompetern seiner Generation.
Der Kölner spielte bereits mit: Phil Woods, Albert Mangelsdorff, Ack van Rooyen, Biréli Lagrene, Randy Brecker, Nils Wogram, Simon Nabatov, Nils Landgren, Wolfgang Haffner, Hiram Bullock, Jiggs Whigham, Rick Margitza, Jane Monheit, Lalo Shiffrin, Trilok Gurtu, Nils Petter Molvaer, Johannes Enders, Paul Heller, Niels Klein, Michael Wollny, Florian Weber, WDR Big Band, HR Big Band, Peter Herbolzheimer’s Rhythm Combination & Brass, und vielen mehr.

Unter eigenem Namen veröffentlichte Frederik Köster bisher sieben Alben, spielte mit seinem Bands vielen Jazz Festivals wie dem JazzBaltica, Moers Festival, Euro Jazz Festival in Mexico City oder dem North Sea Jazz Festvial in Rotterdam und tourte durch Mexiko, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras, Portugal, Malaysia, Belgien, Holland und Indien.
Frederiks aktuelles Projekt heißt Die Verwandlung. Mit dabei sind Sebastian Sternal (Klavier), Joscha Oetz. (Kontrbass) und Jonas Burgwinkel (Schlagzeug).

Frederik Köster erhielt im September 2006 beim Jazz Hoeilaart International Contest in Belgien den Preis für den besten Solisten. Das Frederik Köster Quartett erhielt am 14.02.2009 den neuen deutschen Jazzpreis in Mannheim. Der Preis für den besten Solisten ging ebenfalls an Frederik Köster. Im Mai 2010 erhält er für sein Album “ZEICHEN DER ZEIT” den ECHO JAZZ in der Kategorie Instrumentalist des Jahres national – Blechblasinstrumente/Brass! Frederik Köster erhält am 29.10.2010 den WDR Jazzpreis in der Kategorie „Improviastion“! Im Januar 2013 wird Frederik in Münster mit dem Westfalen Jazzpreis 2013 ausgezeichnet! 2017 erhält er für sein Album “CANADA” den ECHO JAZZ in der Kategorie Instrumentalist des Jahres national – Blechblasinstrumente/Brass!

Frederik Köster ist Professor für Jazz-Trompete an der Institut für Musik der Hochschule Osnabrück und unterrichtete von 2010 – 2018 an der Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover.

Julia Hülsmann und ihr Trio sind aus dem deutschen Jazz nicht wegzudenken: seit nunmehr 16 Jahren gibt es diese Formation, und sie hat Eindrücke hinterlassen. Und den zeitgenössischen Jazz dieses Landes geprägt. Die enorme Bandbreite des Trios um die Pianistin, Marc Muellbauer (bass) und Heinrich Köbberling (drums) ist beeindruckend, und dennoch ist sein Stil unverkennbar: essentiell, verdichtet und dabei herrlich offen. Nach dem großen Erfolg von „The End Of A Summer“ (ECM, 2008) veröffentlichte das Trio drei Jahre später die nächste CD:
„Imprint“ (ECM, 2011) manifestiert den Charakter des Trios und zeigt eine große Intensität und Deutlichkeit. Die Töne singen und sitzen, genau so und nicht anders; und die Musik ist auf ihre Essenz entspannt, ohne auf intensive und treibende Grooves zu verzichten.
Mit ihrem sechsten ECM-Album „Sooner And Later“ , veröffentlicht im Februar 2017, kehrt Julia Hülsmann nach zwischenzeitlichen Veröffentlichungen mit ihrem Quartett und Quintett zum Trio-Format zurück. Doch Julia Hülsmann weist darauf hin, dass ihre beiden langjährigen Partner im Trio, Bassist Marc Muellbauer und Schlagzeuger Heinrich Köbberling, in die meisten dieser Aktivitäten eingebunden waren. Zudem unternahm das Julia Hülsmann Trio zwischendrin immer wieder weite Reisen – etwa in die USA, nach Kanada, Peru, Zentralasien und China – „da hat sich bei uns etwas verändert. Auf Reisen gewinnt man ja ohnehin häufig neue Perspektiven, und auch unter langjährigen Vertrauten erlebt man sich gegenseitig nochmal anders. Das hat uns geholfen, musikalisch nochmal auf eine neue Ebene zu kommen.“
Die aktuelle Trio Veröffentlichung „Sooner And Later“ wurde im September 2016 im Rainbow Studio in Oslo aufgenommen und von Manfred Eicher produziert.

Für diesen besonderen Abend in der Donau tun die vier sich zusammen und bringen alle neue Stücke mit.

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Samstag, 15. Dez
jazz bewegt | Konzert & Diskussion

18:30 Panel Discussion: Performing Gender

Konzert & Diskussion || Concert & Panel Discussion

The second evening in our series of talks & concerts “jazz bewegt” deals with the issue of gender stereotypes in the world of jazz and experimantal music.

We invite you to join our panel discussion about jazz music and traditional gender-roles and hierarchies. Why are these patterns so hard to overcome in the professional fields? What structural changes need to be made for instance in the training of young musicians?
Can performing free jazz music not only be a virtouso way to challenge our listening habits but also be an artistic form of art to get over and beyond reproducing those stereotypes?

(The discussion will be held in English and translated into German if needed)

6 PM: Performing Gender- panel discussion with
Liz Allbee
Liz Kosack
Liz “Korha” Erel
Julia Hülsmann
Bettina Bohle
moderated by Lisa Andersohn (Donau115)

8.30 PM: THE LIZ in concert

More about our guests:

JULIA HÜLSMANN
Julia Hülsmann is a german jazzpianist who is often composing based on literature and poems. She is lecturer at Universität der Künste Berlin since 2001. She also is teaching composition at the university in Hannover. Starting 2012 until the end of 2013 she has been the chairwoman of UDJ (Union Deutscher Jazzmusiker.

LIZ ALLBEE
Liz Allbee is a composer / performer who works with the imaginarchic potential of sonic material.
Recurring themes in her work include extensions & embodiments and their interplay with instruments, everyday objects, and high and low technologies. She is fascinated with the gutteral, protolinguistic qualities of musical voices and bodies. She performs often with her trumpet, electronics, and conch.

LIZ KOSACK
Liz Kosack is a Synthesiste and face-shifting interplanetary messenger. Often garbled by a faulty and over-enthusiastic encryption engine, the messages she relays are nonetheless felt to be true somewhere in the backhalls of the brainstem. She is active in a multitude of multi-media projects as both musician and visual artist: co-leading creative bands such as Brooklyn-based VAX, The Liz, S p o i l e r, The Hero of Warchester among others, and is a core member of the KIM collective. As a synthesizer player, she works to develop her instrument to the limits of its expressive potential. As a mask maker, her work seek both to create and overcome issues of identity.

LIZ “KORHAN” EREL
Korhan Erel is a computer musician, improviser, sound designer based in Berlin. He plays instruments he designs on a computer by employing various controllers. He also uses analog and digital electronics. He is a founding member of Islak Köpek, Turkey’s pioneer free improvisation group, which is regarded as the band that started the free improvisation scene in Turkey. He composes and designs sounds for dance, theater, installations and film. He collaborates with dancers, video artists and spoken word artists. Korhan’s collaboration with Sydney-based video artist Fabian Astore “The Threshold” has won the Blake Prize in Australia in 2012.

BETTINA BOHLE
Bettina Bohle is active in cultural politics as the general manager of the IG Jazz Berlin, as member of the Bundeskonferenz Jazz and of the Sprecher*innenkreis of the Koalition der Freien Szene Berlin. She is editor of of JAZZAffine.com and the weekly newsletter. In her non-jazz-life she works as researcher in aesthetics and literary theory at Bochum university.

20:30 THE LIZ

This concert is part of the event:
Performing Gender – jazz bewegt
https://www.facebook.com/events/577062822722813/

THE LIZ

-Liz Allbee – amplified trumpet
http://www.lizallbee.net/

-Liz Kosack – synthesizers
http://www.zardkom.com/

-Korhan “Liz” Erel – computer/electronics
http://korhanerel.com/

http://lizkosack.wixsite.com/theliz

The Liz is a power trio.

She/they are improvising musicians working together to cross over boundaries of media, gender, genre, culture, and species: using hybrids to spawn a single vision. Her performance at Donau will showcase elements of a new work in progress, to be premiered in 2019.

The Liz formed in 2014 as an experimental constellation for the KIM collective series, and went on to produce “Book of Birds,” a multimedia masterwork which explores the search for identity and purpose through a collage of myths and texts, sewn together with strange visuals and raw improvisation, presented at Moers Festival, Urban Acoustic Tribes, KIMFEST 2016, and others. As an improvising trio of exceptional unity, they have been invited to perform at Ausland, Sowieso, and Spektrum. They are all Berliners, in that they are transplants, enjoying the cross fertilization of the city.

DIESE WOCHE: 05. – 08. DEZEMBER 2018

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Mittwoch, 05. Dez
Tal Arditi Solo


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” sucsessfully 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, and started to play regularly in clubs and festivals all over Europe.

Tal will play songs from his newest album, ‘’Portrait’’.

”Tal Arditi is considered one of the most important discoveries of the year” LP Online Magazine

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Donnerstag, 06. Dez
Volcano Björn


Sölvi Kolbeinsson – AltSax
Arne Braun – Guitar
Felix Henkelhausen – Doublebass
Ludwig Wandinger – Drums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boPP1BW4zOs&frags=pl%2Cwn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIBaLMjNLGs&frags=pl%2Cwn
https://soundcloud.com/fhausen/striving-kolbeinsson

After growing up in Finland, Iceland and Germany, they have met in the Berlin Scene, all of them studied with great Musicians like John Hollenbeck, Greg Cohen, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jim Black and others.
They play music together, warmly stimulated by many different influences starting from way back until today.
The structure and form you will find in their music are always the product of circumstance and instant composing ideas, more than fixed arrangements.
Definitely there are some compositions and planned turns but everything is executed in a way, that every band member can act completely free and lead the music to uncertain places. In this process something new always emerges, exciting and mesmerizing.

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Freitag, 07. Dez
Practically Married #11


Practically Married #11: Old Love VS New Love

Matthew Herd – Alto Saxophone
Declan Forde – Piano
James Banner – Bass
Fermín Merlo – Drums

This month will feature Matthew Herd and Fermín Merlo. Matthew is originally from Glasgow in Scotland, now based in London. Fermín has just moved to Berlin and is originally from Buenos Aires.

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Samstag, 08. Dez
Frontsession Collective


The Frontsession Collective is a dynamic and musically adventurous group of young musicians and songwriters from the city of Aarhus in Denmark. We all derive from Frontsession (Aarhus).

There will be three different sets performed by the Frontsession Cellective:

SET 1 (starts 20:00)
Frontsession Musikproduction
Konrad Underbjerg: beats og bass
Jeppe Albinus: vocals and keys
Ditte Elly: Vocals and keys
Emil Istrup Karlsmose: noise and details
Aske Bendixen: Harmonies and bass

Experience the sounds of a young group of danish electronic musicians, who bring in wholesome atmospheres and deep vibes you can dance and dive into. A mix of drums, percussives and melodies will blast your ears away and guarantee for a great evening!

SET 2 (starts 21:00)
Frontsession Collective Indie/Folk Band
https://vimeo.com/292877590
Nanna Marie Møller – Vocal, keys, perc.
Nynne Spangegaard Rasmussen – Vocal, Harmonium, kalimba
Anne-Line Thomsen – Vocal, saxophone, perc.
Ida Nielsen – Vocal, acoustic guitar, perc., saw
Aske E. Bechmann – Drums, vocal
Laura Holm Skyum – Cello, Mandola, vocal
Oliver Stewart – Electric guitar, drums
Simon Villads K. Tarp – Electric guitar
Gustav Lauridsen – Bass
Nis Hybel – Electric guitar

Frontsession Collective indie/Folk Band creates a powerful and dreamy atmosphere and explores tonic boundaries. Both in well-known song by e.g. Bon Iver and The National but mainly in original songs written by the band. Get ready for an interesting evening featuring alternative as well as traditional instruments.

SET 3 (starts 22:00)
Frontsession Collective Jazz Orchestra
https://vimeo.com/289683150
Anders Vase Yde – Drums
Emil Christensen – bass
Svend Laurids Knudsen – Piano
Snorre Spange – Guitar
Markus Hvelplund – Guitar
Rikke Krebs – Vocal
Sofie Herdorf Krøyer – vocal
Aske Normann Brix – Saxophone
Morten Klit – Trombone

The band consists of eight young talented musicians, and band guru Morten Klit, on trombone. We have been playing together every day since august this year, which has given us experience as a band, and in jazz music in general. We have gone through a period of sharing knowledge about writing music, which has given each of us a solid foundation in composing and arranging. Each member has contributed with our own song, that springs from jazz, but shows each members personal style, in both lyrics and genre. This has created a wide range of exotic music, combining jazz with soul, blues, funk and samba.