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DIESE WOCHE: 25. FEBRUAR – 1. MÄRZ 2020


Di, 25. Februar Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 26. Februar Laurent Nicoud // Augment
Do, 27. Februar
Osypov/Levi/Arutyunyan
Fr, 28. Februar ONA vol.13: Haberl/Santner/Pringle/Bogdanovic
Sa, 29. Februar Ehrlich & von Ballestrem Duo
So, 1. März
Lined – the acoustic sessions

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Di, 25. Februar
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, 26. Februar
Laurent Nicoud // Augment


DOUBLE CONCERT at Donau115

Laurent Nicoud/Piano : presenting his album Outline

Recorded in June in 2018 in the studio of Shai Maestro in Brooklyn, Outline is an invitation to a journey. The journey that took composer Laurent Nicoud to New York. Musicians, friends, workers, strangers, they are all part of the process of this music. Starting with a deep melody in minor it goes step by step to a final major… Through all the twelve pieces for solo piano you can hear the echos of jazz, oriental touch, groove, impressionism and free improvisation.

https://qftf.bandcamp.com/album/laurent-nicoud-outline
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE8YuVs-ZKU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d25Kj4pElg0

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Augment
Roman Rofalski (piano,Elektronics)
Jan Warncke (live visuals)

Unbeständige Digitalbilder treffen auf computergenerierte Ostinati, der digitale Pinsel trifft auf das verfremdete Klavier.
Die beiden Berliner Künstler Jan Warncke und Roman Rofalski verwirklichen hier einen Herzenswunsch in neuem Format: Rofalskis zeitgenössische Klangsynthesen, seine abstrakten Rhythmen und verfremdeten Klavierklänge verbinden sich assoziativ gelockert mit Warnckes Vorliebe für flimmernde Clips unterbewusster Gehirnregionen.

Ihre multiplen Persönlichkeiten lassen Rofalski und Warncke in ihrem zweiten Leben als Pianist des Jazz und der neuen Musik und als Psychiater und Psychotherapeut arbeiten.

Beide verbindet seit vielen Jahren und zahlreichen Projekten die gemeinsame Suche, die Schnittmengen zwischen freier Malerei und unterschiedlichsten Arten von Improvisierter Musik auszuloten. Nach Ihrer erfolgreichen Zusammenarbeit während der Produktion “So oder So”am Schauspielhaus Hannover verwirklichen Warncke und Rofalski nun Ihren Traum, der nicht von elektrischen Schafen handelt sondern davon, Ihren verquereren Assoziationen freien Lauf zu lassen und Ihren Kindheitstraumata eine Bühne zu bereiten.

Warnckes freie Malerei hat ihren Ursprung in zu viel verköstigten Chris Cunningham- Videos, Rofalskis versponnene Rhythmen und synthetische Klanglandschaften enthalten immer auch eine Prise Clubsound der 1990er. Ihre gemeinsame Reise ist eine Collage Ihrer höchst variantenreichen Betätigungsfelder, die unterschiedlichste Persönlichkeiten aufs Podium hebt:

So scheint es, als ob Karlheinz Stockhausen und Herbei Hancock auf der Mayday auflegen, während sie C.G. Jungs kollektives Unbewusstes und Jacques-Yves Cousteaus Welt ohne Sonne remixen.

Oder wie sagte einst H. P. Lovecraft: die größte Angst des Menschen ist die Angst vor dem Unbekannten. Zum Glück machen Warncke und Rofalski diese Reise nicht allein.

www.romanrofalski.com

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Do, 27. Februar
Osypov/Levi/Arutyunyan
Donau115's photo.
Igor Osypov – guitar
Yonatan Levi – bass
Ivars Arutyunyan – drums

– Igor Osypov
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 including the Copenhagen Jazz Festival in Denmark, Burghausen Jazz Woche, HFM Jazz Preis, Xjazz Festival and Maggie Black’s Jazz Rub in Germany, Jazz nad Odra in Poland, Jazz Bez in Ukraine and Poland, Alfa Jazz Festival in Ukraine, Bergamo Jazz Festival in Italy, Jazz a Montauban in France and many others. Has worked with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Logan Richardson’s SHIFT, Nasheet Waits, Tech N9ne, Josh Ginsburg, 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. In 2018 Igor became a member of Logan Richardson’s newest project “Blues People”. The self-titled album came out in the same year and received critical acclaim. It was named among top three jazz albums of the year by the NY Times.

In 2019 Igor was awarded with the prestigious Elsa-Neumann grant.

– Yonatan Levi was born in 1986 in Tel-Aviv, Israel, where he displayed musical tendencies since infancy. He began classical guitar training at age 7 and finished his studies as a music major. At age 13 he was awarded a scholarship for classical stand up bass studies from the Israeli Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv. By age 16, after turning his attention to Jazz, Levi was playing with some of Israel’s Jazz greatest; Amos Hoffman, Amit Golan, Avishai Cohen and others. He was honored a full scholarship to the prestigious Berkeley College of Music.
In 2006 he moved to New York City and immersed himself in the New York Jazz world, playing alongside numerous celebrated musicians including Frank Wess, Ben Dixon, Eddie Henderson, Harry Whitaker, Killer (Ray Appleton), and Donald Harrison. He spent 10 years in New York City playing continuous gigs at the city’s legendary venues, collaborating with local and international musicians and becoming a fixture in the scene.

– Ivars Arutyunyan is a musician and drummer coming from a small and beautiful country near the shores of Baltic Sea – Latvia. It’s there where his first musical steps were made – singing at the age of 2 and moving on to studying classical piano at 6 and classical percussion at 14, which led to discovering the power and beauty of improvisation and playing drums. Ever since it has been a fully dedicated path which has led him to international success and opportunities to learn deeply about himself, different cultures and power of music.
Despite his young age, throughout the years, this energetic, dynamic, original and deeply sensitive drummer has had opportunities to perform and tour with many legends of jazz music as well different artists across the globe such as Greg Osby, Seamus Blake, Logan Richardson, Carsten Dahl, Tomas Franck, Jerry Bergonzi, Jesse van Ruller, Francesco Cafiso, Aaron Parks to name a few. He has appeared on numerous radio and TV broadcasts and with various ensembles he has played festivals, concerts in countries such as China, Tanzania, Greece, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Spain, Lichtenstein, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Poland, USA and the Baltic states. Different awards include internationally acclaimed contests like Jazz Hoeilaart (B Jazz), Getxo Jazz, Almeria Jazz Prize, RMC Scholarship, ‘Yamaha Drum Day′ etc. Ivars is graduate of Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen and recipient of their scholarship give to him by Danish culture minister in 2014 for his achievements while living in Denmark. Today he’s performing and touring extensively and is one of the most sought after drummers coming from Baltic countries.

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Fr, 28. Februar
ONA vol.13: Haberl/Santner/Pringle/Bogdanovic
Donau115's photo.
ONA vol.13 featuring:

Andi Haberl – drums
Paul Santner – guitar/bass
Mark Pringle – piano
Mirna Bogdanovic – voice

Join us for a night of beautiful songs!

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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Sa, 29. Februar
Ehrlich & von Ballestrem Duo


Der Saxophonist Markus Ehrlich und der Pianist Johannes von Ballestrem – beide Donau115-regulars seit vielen Jahren – präsentieren an diesem besonderen Abend ihren Blick auf einige ihrer liebsten Stücke im spannenden, wandelbaren und intimen Duo-Kontext.

Markus Ehrlich – Saxophon
www.markusehrlich.com
Johannes von Ballestrem – Piano
www.johannesballestrem.de

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So, 1. März
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?
Tales of the Moon
William Chee-Awai
Sector5-Band
– Elise Valerie

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WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

Di, 3. März Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Do, 5. März Sk#11: triangles, riot-folk, glacial electronica

Fr, 6. März Blaer
Sa, 7. März The EarElephants

DIESE WOCHE: 18.-22. FEBRUAR 2020


Di, 18. Februar Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 19. Februar Stereo Heart
Do, 20. Februar
Bruchgold & Koralle
Fr, 21. Februar Practically Married #24: Magical Realism
Sa, 22. Februar Kayan Project

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Di, 18. Februar
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, 19. Februar
Stereo Heart

"Pic Dovile Sermokas"
>>Stereo Heart<<
Fabiana Striffler – violine (DE)
Greg Cohen – bass (USA)
Guest: Johannes von Ballestrem – piano (DE)

The Duo was born in 2010 and the two have maintained a musical collaboration and a close friendship ever since their arrival in Berlin.
Guest that night will be the wonderful pianist Johannes von Ballestrem.

»Von Ballestrem ist ein ebenso subversiver wie verschmitzer Schöngeist, der zwar dem Charme des Jazz verpflichtet ist, aber auch immer nach Perspektiven und Horizonten sucht, daraus auszubrechen.«
(Jazzthing)

This will be the XIIIth night of their concert series “STEREO HEART” at their beloved Donau115.
www.fabianastriffler.com
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Cohen

From august 8th – 15th there will be a
>Artistic Music Improvisation Workshop In Tuscany<
For string players on a semiprofessional and professional level.
If you are interested get more information here:
http://www.artful-music-improv.com/

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Do, 20. Februar
Bruchgold & Koralle
Donau115's photo.
Johannes Schleiermacher: flute, tenor & baritone sax, modular synth
Jörg Hochapfel: piano, electric guitar, melodica, composition
James Banner: double bass
Max Andrzejewski: drums, glockenspiel

Berlin-Premiere!
Das exzentrisch-schöne Quartett “Bruchgold & Koralle“ spielt die abenteuerlichen Stücke von Jörg Hochapfel (Andromeda Mega Express 0rchestra, 0nom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers, Hunger, Palais D’Amour), schafft dabei den – eigentlich ja selbstverständlichen – Spagat zwischen Melancholie und Humor und irrlichtert kolibrihaft und auf vielleicht bisher unerhörte Weise zwischen altem Jazz, halbseidenen Exotica, abstrakter Improvisation und seltsamen, aber unverschämt eingängigen Melodien hin und her.

and in english:
Berlin-Premiere!
The beautifully eccentric quartet plays Jörg Hochapfel’s adventurous compositions, effortlessly managing the balance between melancholia and humour, and oscillating kolibri-like and in a somehow yet unheard way between old Jazz, shady Exotica, abstract improvisations and strange, yet impertinently catchy melodies. )

www.joerghochapfel.com

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Fr, 21. Februar
Practically Married #24: Magical Realism

Declan Forde
– Piano

James Banner – Double Bass
+
Tobias Delius – Saxophone/Clarinet
Fermín Merlo- DrumsJames 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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Sa, 22. Februar
Kayan Project


Eden Cami – Vocals
Or Rozenfeld – Double bass
Wassim Mukdad – Oud
Borys Slowikowski – Percussion

KAYAN project performs Arabic & Hebrew folk music in modern arrangements with improvisational elements. It is the first project to bring a new, full and authentic sound from the Levant.

Out of Berlin’s bustling music scene comes the unique and authentic sound of Kayan, a group dedicated to folk music from the Levant, combining jazz elements and singing in languages that rarely come together in a positive context: Arabic and Hebrew. Drawing from sources from all over the Middle East, the quartet around lead singer Eden Cami transcends borders and language barriers. Adding improvisation and own compositions, Kayan creates a fascinating and emotional vibe on stage, reuniting two sister languages and musical traditions of both Arab and Jewish roots. In times of tension and conflict it is a daringly positive approach that recalls what unites rather than divides us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iEu92Bdt_M&list=PLor-AyJToyUImhnQr6SVdno4bMYHttw_j
https://www.kayanproject.com/

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WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

Di, 25. Februar Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 26. Februar Laurent Nicoud // Augment
Do, 27. Februar
Osypov/Levi/Arutyunyan
Fr, 28. Februar ONA vol.13: Haberl/Santner/Pringle/Bogdanovic
Sa, 29. Februar Ehrlich & von Ballestrem Duo

DIESE WOCHE: 11.-16. FEBRUAR


Di, 11. Februar Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 12. Februar Dramaking
Do, 13. Februar
Televangelista Extravaganza
Fr, 14. Februar Witold: Kalima/Kempendorff/Baumgärtner
Sa, 15. Februar Donau Conversations w/ Derado / Ginsburg / Ruppnig
So, 16. Februar How sad, how lovely

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Di, 11. Februar
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, 12. Februar
Dramaking

Donau115's photo.
DRAMAKING
Dan Freeman – Voc, Sax, Keys
Wanja Slavin – Sax, Keys
Roman Klobe – Git, Bass
Leif Berger – Drums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79Hg9PggvCw

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Do, 13. Februar
Televangelista Extravaganza

Televangelista Extravaganza (How to get inspired from the most shameless) w Tanrikulu/Braun/Henkelhausen/Dornbusch/Dyberg

Cansu Tanrikulu (voc, efx, comp)
Mia Dyberg (sax)
Arne Braun (g)
Felix Henkelhausen (db)
Philip Dornbusch (dr)

Cansu Tanrikulu composed an avant-garde “televangelist” performance of her own heavily inspired from the infamous Robert Tilton, a self proclaimed “speaker of God’s word” with a unique approach to tv-preaching. Why is this happening? Well, the idea is to take one of the most shameless characters of TV and turn him into a musical muse by ridiculing the aggressive aesthetic and the content he claims ownership to as a preacher and also… why not?
The music includes fresh originals and anything from deconstructed Gospel songs, beats from Boredoms to transcribed prayers of Tilton.
Part of the performance will be improvising with the “confessions” and “wishes” of the audience written on pieces of “sacred” paper distributed before the concert.
Come join the communion you lovely people!
Kobasatataa!!

Tilton:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm-Rf-f5zw4&t=19s

Tanrikulu:
www.aysecansutanrikulu.com

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Fr, 14. Februar
Witold: Kalima/Kempendorff/Baumgärtner

WITOLD ist ein brandneues Trio um Kalle Kalima – Gitarre, Uli Kempendorff Tenor Sax / Bariton Sax / Bassklarinette und Moritz Baumgärtner – Drums. Zu einer Session im Sommer 2019 brachte Kalle eine Bearbeitung für Gitarre von Witold Lutoslawskis „Melodie Ludowe“ (Folk Melodies) mit. Lutoslawski, einer der größten europäischen Komponisten des 20. Jahrhunderts, schrieb diese Lieder kurz nach dem 2. Weltkrieg als „funktionale Musik“, um seine Familie zu ernähren. Die Mischung aus naiven Melodien, krummen folkigen Formen und Lutoslawskis teils wunderschönen, teils kryptischen und dichten Harmonien, bietet genau das richtige Ausgangsmaterial für Improvisation und Triokonversationen mit einem unsichtbaren vierten Mann, irgendwo zwischen Jimmy Giuffres Trios und Tim Berne.

http://ulikempendorff.de
http://kallekalima.com
http://moritzbaumgaertner.de

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Sa, 15. Februar
Donau Conversations w/ Derado / Ginsburg / Ruppnig

Mathias Ruppnig's photo.
Donau Conversations w/ Derado / Ginsburg / Ruppnig

Tino Derado – piano
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.“

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So, 16. Februar
How sad, how lovely


Ronja Schößler – voice,flute,guitar
Luca Aaron – voice, guitar
Julian Schenk – bass, stuff

“Like life, like a smile,
like the fall of a leaf,
how sad, how lovely,
how brief“

An evening full of sad and lovely songs by female singer-songwriters, especially Connie Converse and Sibylle Baier.
The two musicians were both incredible songwriters but their songs were largely unknown. Connie Converses Album „How sad, how lovely“ was recorded in the 1950s and released in 2009 after her mysterious disappearance in 1974.
Sybille Baier, a german singer-songwriter recorded her first album around 1970. The album was released by her son in 2006.

“smile at your smile
time is one past eleven
you’re passing me a piece of apple pie
oh it almost makes us cry
don’t know why“

Let´s come together and share the magic of some old and almost forgotten songs!

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WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

Di, 18. Februar Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 19. Februar Stereo Heart
Do, 20. Februar
Bruchgold & Koralle
Fr, 21. Februar Practically Married
Sa, 22. Februar Kayan Project

DIESE WOCHE: 4.-9. FEBRUAR 2020


Di, 4. Februar Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 5. Februar Gropper/Aaron/Henkelhausen/Black
Do, 6. Februar
Andi Haberl meets Balloon Pilot
Fr, 7. Februar Sk#10: Floating sound, Lebanese indie-pop, saxophone salvos
Sa, 8. Februar Lucas Dorado & Yacarandá
So, 9. Februar Lined – the acoustic sessions

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Di, 4. Februar
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, 5. Februar
Gropper/Aaron/Henkelhausen/Black


Philipp Gropper : tenor saxophone

Luca Aaron : guitar
Felix Henkelhausen : bass
Jim Black : drums

Gropper-Aaron-Henkelhausen-Black – Eine Formation progressiver Improvisatoren und Komponisten, die ihre Einflüsse aus verschiedensten Kontexten und Zusammenarbeiten miteinander vereinen – Alas Noaxis, Tiny Bell Trio, Peter Evans Quintet, Hyperactive Kid, Philm, Nate Wooley Knknighgh, Future Bash um nur ein paar zu nennen. In dieser neu gegründeten, kollektiv organisierten Band treffen drei Generationen abenteuerlich Suchender aufeinander.

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Do, 6. Februar
Andi Haberl meets Balloon Pilot

Notwist drummer Andi Haberl meets Matthias Brustmann (git, voc) and Jacob Foord (bass) from Bavarian Indie Band “Balloon Pilot”.

2 Sets of beautiful indie-songs, heavily influenced by Elliot Smith, Wilco or Eels

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Fr, 7. Februar
Sk#10: Floating sound, Lebanese indie-pop, saxophone salvos

KEI WATANABE/SOFIA SALVO/INTERBELLUM

Kei Watanabe (Sri Lanka/Japan) performs ghostly mystifying and electrifying improvisations of found instruments, shuffling loops and odd occurrences. A minimal and wonderful combination of voice, bells, stringed instruments and electric hums.
https://soundcloud.com/kswsl

Sofia Salvo- sola set (Argentina)
Sofía Salvo is a baritone sax player and improviser from Buenos Aires. Her startling and expressive style makes her instrument growl, squawk and soar into wonderment. Melody builds upon melody, stopping, starting, growing and creating something wild and unexpected.
https://sssalvo.wixsite.com/sofiasalvo

Interbellum (Lebanon)
The project of Berlin-based Karl Mattar, Interbellum combines woozy chambers of delayed guitars and shining melodies with witty lyrics and masterful tonal shifts. Reverb soaks wistful melodies within a music that bridges 80s indie-pop, folk and ambient, a waltz of song and pedalboard.
https://www.interbellummusic.com/

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Sa, 8. Februar
Lucas Dorado & Yacarandá


Lucas Dorado – Vibraphone & Composition
Fico Jessen – Guitar
Sven Holscher – Bass
Topo Gioia – Percussion
..Special Guest: Maja Mágedli – Vocals

www.lucasdorado.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgeniTJwHOk

Yacarandá is the musical branching of two worlds and their stories. The bandleader Lucas Dorado feels at home in several cultures due to his origins (Argentina & Switzerland). In his music he harmonizes Argentinean folklore with new sounds taken from the to him very familiar Jazz.
In South America Yacarandá is a tree that carries flowers with strong colors and whose roots can tell an infinite number of stories. Inspired by this Lucas repeatedly introduces melodies that have their roots in Argentinian folklore and whose blossoms carry the color of modern sounds.
Musical works presented through a unique constellation in which South American percussion and double bass meet electric guitar and vibraphone. In addition there is a voice which is used as a further instrument that does not sing any lyrical text but completes the whole with a light gentle rattling or invigorating flowing. An extraordinary quintet which through its harmony gives the audience space to listen to the stories like the relaxing rustling of leaves in a treetop.

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So, 9. Februar
Lined – the acoustic sessions


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

Once a month, a selection of amazing musicians 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?
Sara Ci
Brooks Orion
Miina Viitala Music
St & The Self Tribute Band

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WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

Di, 11. Februar Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 12. Februar Dramaking
Do, 13. Februar
Televangelista Extravaganza
Fr, 14. Februar Witold: Kalima/Kempendorff/Baumgärtner
Sa, 15. Februar Donau Conversations w/ Derado / Ginsburg / Ruppnig
So, 16. Februar How sad, how lovely

DIESE WOCHE: 28. JANUAR – 2. FEBRUAR 2020


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

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Di, 28. 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, 29. Januar
Wahnschaffe/Gschlössl-Quartett


,,Wahnschaffe/Gschlössl-Quartett plays the Finkwerkeverzeichniss feat. Mathias Ruppnig“

Wie der Name schon sagt, widmet man sich in dieser Band
dem recht umfangreichen Werk von Johannes Fink.
Die 4 aufeinender eingespielten Musiker kreieren eine bunte Pallette an Klängen um die von Johannes Fink vorgegebenen
Kompositionen.
Johannes Fink bass
Felix Wahnschaffe altsax
Gerhard Gschlössl posaune
Mathias Ruppnik schlagzeug,,Wahnschaffe/Gschlössl-Quartett playing the Finkwerkeverzeichniss feat. Mathias Ruppnig“

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRAP5Dn8Kg4

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Do, 30. Januar
ONA vol.12: Olga Amelchenko Quartet

Olga Amelchenko – Alto saxophone / Composition
Igor Osypov – Guitar
Igor Spallati – Double Bass
Jesus Vega – Drums

Created in November 2015, the Olga Amelchenko Quartet is an international band which brings together active young musicians from the Berlin jazz scene. Crossing barriers and frontiers, they establish a vivid communication through music, and strive for a multicultural form of expression. The bands opens up a field of experimentation, through which the compositions of the young saxophonist blend her modern jazz influences with Folk and Rock.

Photo: Nallelie Vega

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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Fr, 31. Januar
Moment’s concept

Das Konzept, in welchem der Moment Ausgangspunkt für musikalische Ideen und Entwicklungen ist, scheint in der Improvisation genauso allgegenwärtig wie vielseitig auffassbar zu sein. Gleichzeitig kann dabei der Moment erneut Ausgangspunkt für verschiedene improvisatorische Konzepte sein.

Die Musiker des Trios moment’s concept erforschen diese Doppeldeutigkeit in Ihrer Musik und setzen sie zudem in das Spannungsfeld mit dem Prinzip der Komposition – dem festgehaltenen Moment.

Philipp Rumsch (Klavier), Carl Wittig (Kontrabass) und Tom Friedrich (Schlagzeug) lassen ihre verschiedenen Klangassoziationen einfließen, welche aus dem Jazz, der zeitgenössischen Klassik sowie dem Alternativ-Pop kommen und formen daraus gemeinsam eine eigene, individuelle Klangsprache.

In dieser lotet die Band alle Möglichkeiten zwischen den Extremen der auskomponierten und frei improvisierten Musik sowie der Introvertiertheit und Expressivität aus. Dabei spiegelt sich der hohe Grad an Interaktion sowohl in der Erarbeitung als auch in der Interpretation der Kompositionen wieder.

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Sa, 1. Februar
Caesar / Caesar / Theodor (Album Release)


Album Release Konzert!

Thomas Hähnlein – sax
Christian Müller – bass
Clemens Lotz – drums

Puls, Energie, Freiheit. Gemeinsame musikalische Grundwerte stets im Blick, vereint Caesar / Caesar / Theodor ein ständiger Drang nach Entwicklung. Im gemeinschaftlichen Prozess kreiert das Trio einen Sound, unverblümt und mutig einerseits, dennoch eingängig, ohne in Klischees zu verfallen. Inspiration schöpfen Thomas Hähnlein (Saxophon), Christian Müller (Kontrabass) und Clemens Lotz (Schlagzeug), die sich ursprünglich in Amsterdam kennengelernt haben, dabei gleichermaßen aus der amerikanischen Jazztradition wie der lebendigen Berliner Musikszene, die sie mittlerweile ihre Heimat nennen. Auf ganz natürliche Weise führen diese Einflüsse zur Auflösung von Grenzen. Und so treffen sangbare Melodien auf freie Improvisation, Blues-Fragmente auf komplexe rhythmische Strukturen. Wohin sich die Musik von Caesar / Caesar / Theodor noch entwickelt, bleibt dabei offen. So funktionieren Prozesse -stetiger Wandel, Stillstand vermeiden.

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/caecaetheo
https://soundcloud.com/clemens-lotz/sets/cct
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO0SsbcQu30

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So, 2. Februar
Orlandi- Kraef- Berkmann


Paolo Orlandi (drums)
Ben Kraef (tenor saxophone)
Tom Berkmann (bass)

This trio of internationally acclaimed musicians gets together to interpret jazz standards in their own way,
constructing and deconstructing classic songs and performing jazz in it’s raw and improvised form.

Paolo Orlandi:
A tour of the world that starts from Milan and ends in Geneva, passing through the United States and the Middle East. Back in Europe after almost 15 years, Paolo Orlandi begins his musical studies between Milan\and New York. During his New York years he shares the stage with numerous artists, among which stand out the collaborations with the groups of John Patitucci. He also plays with Anthony Wonsey, Ray Gallon, Ed Cherry, Marco Panascia, Marco Pignataro, the CCNY orchestra of Mike Holober and many others. His drums studies continue under the tutoring of Nasheet Waits, Adam Cruz, Portiño and Tony Moreno. Also active in the academic field, Paolo is an adjunct professor of jazz history and drums instructor at the City College of New York. In 2013 Paolo moves to Beirut establishing partnerships with musicians from the MENA region performing in Lebanon, Turkey, Cyprus, Greece and Egypt. He continues his academic activity as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the American University of BeirutSince 2016 he lives in Geneva and keeps his schedule busy playing with many international musicians including Ben Kraef, Moncef Genoud, Giovanni Ceccarelli, Nicolas Masson, Andrea Dulbecco, Alessio Menconi, Larry Porter, Franco Cerri, Gregor Ftičar and the trio of Simone Daclon. Currently drum teacher at the ETM of Geneva, consultant at the Conservatoire Populaire of the Swiss city, Paolo is also guest faculty with Jazz Education Abroad founded by Gene Aitken, writes about jazz drumming on Drumhead Magazine and endorses Canopus Drums.

Tom Berkmann :
Tom Berkmann is a German musician based in Berlin. He studied double bass at the Jazz Institut Berlin and at Manhattan School of Music in New York as a DAAD scholar. He was a semifinalist in the International Double Bass Competition “Bass 2010″, received the German Academy Award for “Best Film Score” in 2013 and won the German Critics Award at the Berlin Film Festival for the Soundtrack of the feature movie “Oh Boy”. The Album of his latest project “Scopes” – that he is co-leading with drummer Mathias Ruppnig – was highly praised by “Downbeat Magazine” and “All About Jazz” among others. It was released on the British label Whirlwind Recordings in 2019 and features Ben van Gelder and Tony Tixier. As a sideman Tom can be heard on various Albums, including Tobias Meinhart’s Berlin People featuring Kurt Rosenwinkel.

Ben Kraef:
Ben Kraef is a German-Montenegrin saxophonist and composer based in Berlin.
Ben graduated from the University of Music “Hanns Eisler”, Berlin. In 2007 he relocated to New York City on a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and obtained a Master of Arts from The City College of New York in 2009.
In the past years Ben has won international acclaim in form of several prizes and awards, among these most notably the Biberacher Jazzpreis (2006), the “Concours International de Jazz de Fribourg” (2007), the Yamaha Saxophone Contest (2007), and the Billie Stoller Scholarship to an outstanding scholar and musician from The City College of New York (2008).
Ben’s activities as a performer have included his membership in the renowned National German Youth Big Band (BuJazzO), where he was part of the concert line-up for a total of three years.
He has had the chance to perform throughout Europe, the Middle East, as well as southern Africa and Japan.
The list of internationally renowned musicians Ben has been performing and recording with includes Lalo Schifrin, Archie Shepp, Phil Woods, John Abercrombie, Fred Hersch, Gunther Schuller, Tania Maria, Jim McNeely, David Gilmore, Jeff “Tain” Watts, George Garzone, Ari Hoenig, Lonnie Plaxico, Charles Tolliver, and Yoshiaki Masuo. Ben has also performed with several well-known pop groups, among these “Wir Sind Helden” and Joy Denalane.
He recorded two albums as a leader. The first one, ‘Berlin – New York’, was released in 2010 on ACT and features bassist John Patitucci, drummer Marcus Gilmore, and pianist Rainer Boehm.
His second record, ‘Think of One’ (shoebill music), was recorded in a trio setting with drummer Albert Tootie Heath and John Patitucci.

paoloorlandi.com
benkraef.com
tomberkmann.com

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WAS DEMNÄCHST PASSIERT

Di, 4. Februar Two-Song Tuesday // OPEN MIC //
Mi, 5. Februar Gropper/Aaron/Henkelhausen/Black
Do, 6. Februar
Andi Haberl meets Balloon Pilot
Fr, 7. Februar Sk#10: Floating sound, Lebanese indie-pop, saxophone salvos
Sa, 8. Februar Lucas Dorado & Yacarandá
So, 9. Februar Lined – the acoustic sessions

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 //


///////////////////////////// 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, 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

_______

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