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Monthly Archive: August 2016

DIESE WOCHE: 29 AUGUST-2 SEPTEMBER, 2016

DIESE WOCHE IN DER DONAU115:
HEUTE! Dienstag, 30 August >> Zombie Pandit Village: Indische Musik und Schallplatten
Mittwoch, 31 August >> OFF-KULTUR: The Good Old Good Ones feat. Greg Cohen
Donnerstag, 01 September >> OFF-KULTUR: Friede Merz
Freitag, 02 September >> OFF-KULTUR: Casana
Samstag, 03 September >> Osypov / Kraef / Ginsburg / Vega

OFF-KULTUR
MITTWOCH, 31 AUG-FREITAG, 02 SEPTEMBER

In the words of the organizers:
“A three day festival between August 31st-September 2nd showcasing Neukölln music, in Neukölln.

In addition to celebrating what’s good in the hood, Off-Kultur is a critical response to the state run Pop-Kultur Festival. O-K would like to open up a discourse about the state-run Pop-Kultur Festival, which is using Neukölln as a marketing gimmick without acknowledging the local scene.

We are well pleased to be working with articipating venues include Das GiftDonau115FICKEN3000Finale SportsbarGriessmuehleIPA Bar BerlinLoophole BerlinSameheads BerlinTennis Café/Bar and Zauber Insel.

The lineup, an embarasement of riches if ever there was one, includes Acid Andy / Adam Kaplan / Alexandra Bondi de Antoni / András / Ashiq Jahan Khondker / Bastian Hagedorn / Berlin Disaster / Better Person / Bobbypin / Casana / Chikiss / Conga Fever / Cosmo & Blacky / Dane//close / Dario X / Declan Forde / Ducks! / Dulac / Eric D. Clark / Eylül Aslan / Friede Merz / Funfare / Gatto Fritto / Girlie / Gratts / Helmut / Hunni’d Jaws / Hush Moss / Idiott Smith / Jaakko Eino Kalevi (DJ) / Jack Chosef / James K (DJ) / Kaput Magazine DJ / Karolini / LeVent / Linus Halt / Lukas Föhres / Magic Island / Max Boss / Mirna Bogdanovic / Molly Nilsson (DJ) / Mona Lisa Disco / Moon Wheel (DJ) / NOJ / Omen / Omer / Philip FM / Ringo Starwars / RRRKRTA / Sam Vance-Law / Sean Nicholas Savage (DJ) / Silvia Kastel / Sylvie Weber / Tearz / Tereza Mundilova / Tendre Biche / Waterlelyck / White Lie / Yuko Yuko / Zozo”

For more info about Off-Kultur, including a full schedule, click here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/307528916303996/

DIENSTAG, 30 AUGUST
ZOMBIE PANDIT VILLAGE: INDISCHE MUSIK UND SCHALLPLATTEN

“They keep me off the air, but I’ve succeeded in spreading the message of love.”

20-21 Uhr
Umfangreiche Plattensammlung aus den 20er Jahren abgespielt auf dem Stehgrammophon.

21 Uhr
Kurze Ansprache zur Ehrung des bevorstehendens Festes Ganesch Chaturthi von Vilwanathan Krishnamurthy.

21-23.00 Uhr
Performance von Gordon W. (Tablas) und Sebastian Dreyer (Sitar).

Wir freuen uns über zahlreiches Erscheinen!
Richard Lehun
Gordon W.

MITTWOCH, 31 AUGUST
OFF-KULTUR: THE GOOD OLD GOOD ONES FEAT. GREG COHEN

Declan Forde – piano
Mirna Bogdanovic – Gesang
Greg Cohen – bass

For this special concert we will be joined by legendary bassist and wonderful human being Greg Cohen!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Cohen

LISTEN:
www.thegoodoldgoodones.com
www.facebook.com/thegoodoldgoodones
www.soundcloud.com/thegoodoldgoodones

DONNERSTAG, 01 SEPTEMBER
OFF-KULTUR: FRIEDE MERZ

LISTEN:
https://vimeo.com/156915141

Friederike Merz – voc, git
Johannes von Ballestrem – keys, git
Paul Santner – bass, git, trp
Fabian Rösch – dr

FREITAG, 02 SEPTEMBER
OFF-KULTUR: CASANA

LISTEN:
https://soundcloud.com/giacomo-cantarini/some-rest

Giacomo Cantarini – Guitar, FX
Nir Sabag – Drums
Jonathan Nagel – Double Bass

Wide open landscapes, the sound of frost, winds in the trees and the myriad movements of an urban hotspot – all those images are merged into this young trio’s music. A continuous flow of motion with miniature changes, which, however subtle, eventually bring you to a completely different destination than what you had expected, like turning a kaleidoscope.

The trio plays music to dream away, to imagine foreign landscapes and bizarre structures. But it never gets too intellectual or sophisticated. After all, the music always reflects the musicians’ strive for beauty, flow and peacefulness. First heard the group might remind you of your favorite indie rock band. The Italian guitarist Giacomo Cantarini blows you away with a rich sparkling guitar sound and multiple layers of sound effects. Nir Sabag from Israel on the drums adds driving drum grooves and German bassist Jonathan Nagel provides a rocking bass line. But then you might notice here and there unexpected turns in the delicate compositions and a good amount of jazzy improvisation. The band’s music is full of interaction and virtuosity, but never in a show-off kinda fashion but always groovy and pleasant.

SAMSTAG, 03 SEPTEMBER
OSYPOV / KRAEF / GINSBURG / VEGA

LISTEN:
https://www.youtube.com/user/balosha88

Igor Osypov – guitar (UA)
Ben Kraef – ts (DE)
Josh Ginsburg – bass (USA)
Jesus Vega – drums (USA)

Igor Osypov was born in Ukraine in 1988. He started playing guitar at the age of 10 and as a child was really into punk and rock music, but at some point turned his way to jazz, and this passion still leads in his musical world. He was active on both Ukrainian and Russian jazz scenes, taking part in major jazz events there and making concert tours through Ukraine and Russia.

Igor’s original compositions not only draw inspiration from the Jazz idiom, but other genres such as Classical and Rock.Igor moved to Germany in 2012, to dive into Berlin vibrant jazz scene. Currently he is attending Jazz Institute Berlin and studying with a renowned jazz guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel. Among his other teachers are 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 and Jazz a Montauban in France. Has worked with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Josh Ginsburg, Wanja Slavin, Greg Cohen, Moritz Baumgärtner, Andreas Lang, Kenneth Dahl Knudsen, Elias Stemeseder, Uri Gincel, Tobias Backhaus, Johannes Fink 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 titled “Dream Delivery” is coming out on For-Tune records.

DIESE WOCHE: 24-27 AUGUST, 2016

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DIESE WOCHE IN DER DONAU115:
Mittwoch, 24 August >> Mennenöh, Kempendorff, Donkin & Smith
Donnerstag, 25 August >> Dyberg / Delius / Thomsen / Narvesen // Vänner Till Vem
Freitag, 26 August >> Bernhard Meyer
Samstag, 27 August >> BIP

MITTWOCH, 24 AUGUST
MENNENÖH, KEMPENDORFF, DONKIN & SMITH

Hallo und hello again,

yes, yes and yes again!!!
We found some dignified setting for this night!!!

This wonderful band, consisting of —>>>

—>>> Zola Mennenöh – Voc <<<—
—>>> Uli Kempendorff – Sax <<<—
—>>> Phil Donkin – Double Bass <<<—
—>>> Joe Smith – Drums <<<—

—>>> will fearlessly dive together into some beautiful Jazz Tunes, brave Improvisation and intuitive music making!

We look forward to this very first collaboration!!!!!

DONNERSTAG, 25 AUGUST\
DYBERG / DELIUS / THOMSEN / NARVESEN
// VÄNNER TILL VEM

Mia Dyberg altosaxophone, objects,
Tobias Delius tenorsax, clarinet
Asger Thomsen double bass
Dag Magnus Narvesen drums

LISTEN:
http://www.doek.org/project/tobias-delius/
http://www.miadyberg.com/ , https://miadyberg.bandcamp.com/
http://dagmagnus.com/
http://www.asgerthomsen.com/

This concert is a part of the project “Improviser Summit” – “A yearlong concert series!”
http://www.thecommunity-productions.com/improviser-summit/

“Delius’s mastery of the tenor is sprawling, but the deep, warm richness of his tone is a constant, recalling the breathy sensuality of Ben Webster, the agile gravity of Sonny Rollins, and the pinched phrasing of Archie Shepp …”
Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader.

“Mia Dyberg is one of the new exciting voices on the european jazz scene. Her unique melodic expression emerges from wild sound experiments combined with scandinavian melancholy. ‘Both Dyberg and Robertson utilized a range of ancillary sound-making devices and techniques, stretching into AACM -inspired passages of deep conversation, playful chatter and bluesy storytelling.”
Clifford Allen, New York City Jazz Record

Asger Thomsen (b. 1989) is a double bass player and composer in the field of improvised music with and without notated material. Thomsen has established himself as a strong improvisor in the Copenhagen scene(…) from alternative pop to free/experimental jazz and avant-garde.

Dag Magnus Narvesen is a Norwegian musician, specializing in improvisation and progressive jazz .His aesthetics are rooted in the avant-garde jazz from the 60’s until today and to the classical contemporary music from the 20th century until today. Dag Magnus plays with Alexander von Schlippenbach, Axel Dörner, Tobias Delius, Alister Spence, Håvard Wiik and Fredrik Ljungkvist.

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Vänner Till Vem

Edvin Lorinius – Alto saxophone
Daniel Örtegren Desai – Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Per Nilsson – Electric Guitar
Marcus Björlin – Double Bass
Mario Ochoa – Drums

This swedish band has been playing since the autumn of 2014 and is playing their first gig outside of Sweden at Donau115!

This constellation draws its main inspiration from a popular children’s game where drawings are exchanged and completed over time. In the same way this group of young musicians composes music – colorful, thrilling, epic and sometimes humorous – through the exchange of musical sketches. With their mix of different musical backgrounds and input they create music that is influenced by muscial styles such as pop, rock, folk and metal but still maintains the main element of improvisation in jazz music.

LISTEN:
https://soundcloud.com/vannertillvem

WATCH:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMilTfadw2aRl_VD6wD4KZQ

FREITAG, 26 AUGUST
BERNHARD MEYER

SAMSTAG, 27 AUGUST
BIP ((Bottiglieri / Incorvaia / Pagliaccia))

Giuseppe Bottiglieri bass
Davide Incorvaia piano/synth
Gioele Pagliaccia dums

LISTEN:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzrCALUOZ4w&feature=youtu.be
https://soundcloud.com/giuseppemusician/john-kotti

Das Bottiglieri/Incorvaia/Pagliaccia (BIP) Trio ist eine besondere Jazz Band, ein klassisches Jazz Piano Trio mit Klavier, Kontrabass und Schlagzeug zeitgenössischer Gestalt, da jeder Musiker eine gleich wichtige Rolle spielt. Egal was sie spielen, ob einen Jazz Standard, ein Stück von Nirvana, Massive Attack oder eine Free Improvisation, durch die ständige Konversation zwischen den Instrumenten, kann alles passieren und stets Neues entstehen. Zeitgenössischer Jazz mit italienischem Kunstsinn für einen tollen Jazz Abend.

DIESE WOCHE: 17-20 AUGUST, 2016

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DIESE WOCHE IN DER DONAU115:
Mittwoch, 17 August >> Delius/Forde/Banner/Andrzejewski
Donnersag, 18 August >> Devin Gray Presents
Freitag, 19 August >> Panorama Jazz Band (AUS NEW ORLEANS!)
Samstag, 20 August >> Julius Trio

MITTWOCH, 17 AUGUST
DELIUS/FORDE/BANNER/ANDRZEJEWSKI

IMPROVISED MUSIC

Tobias Delius – Saxophone/Clarinet
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobias_Delius
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhKeqYDXgkc

Declan Forde – Piano
http://www.declanfordemusic.com/

James Banner – Bass
https://jamesbanner.com/

Max Andrzejewski – Drums
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Andrzejewski
http://maxandrzejewski.de/

DONNERSAG, 18 AUGUST
DEVIN GRAY’S EUROPEAN QUARTET

Devin Gray’s European Quartet

Brooklyn based drummer and composer presents his “restless originals that are complex and intimate, brainy and engaging, and occasionally a bit outré” (all about jazz) with local Berlin heavyweights! A rare night for jazz in berlin not to miss!

Tom Arthurs-trumpet
Philipp Gropper-tenor
Jan Roder-bass
Devin Gray-drums/composition

Sony Interview:
http://www.sony.com/electronics/-jazz-drummer-composer-devin-gray-interview

FREITAG, 19 AUGUST
PANORAMA JAZZ BAND (AUS NEW ORLEANS!)

LISTEN:
http://panoramajazzband.com/
https://vimeo.com/124126119
https://soundcloud.com/panorama-jazz-band

Ben Schenck – Clarinet / Leader
Johan Bylling Lang – Alto Sax
Colin Myers – Trombone
Matt Schreiber – Accordion
Georgi Petrov – Banjo
Steve Glenn – Tuba
Paul Thibodeaux – Drums

Die Panorama Jazz Band vereint Klänge der Karibik mit Klezmer, Balkan Brass mit dem Funk der Marching Bands aus New Orleans und bringt Trad Jazz zum Tanzen – selbstverständlich rein akustisch. Bandleader ist der Klarinettist Ben Schenck, er lebt seit 1988 in New Orleans. Zur Stammbesetzung gehören der gebürtige New Orleanian und gefragte Schlagzeuger Paul Thibodeaux und der Akkordeonist Matt Schreiber, der Sousaphonist Steve Glenn ist in der Brass-Band-Szene überaus beliebt. Der Posaunist Colin Myers ist Spezialist für den frühen New Orleans Jazz, die Bandbreite des gebürtigen Bulgaren Georgi Petrov auf der Gitarre und dem Banjo reicht von Gypsy Swing über Tango bis Soul Jazz. Seit zehn Jahren spielt die Band regelmäßig im Spotted Cat Club auf der berühmten Musikmeile Frenchman Street in New Orleans, seit 2014 veröffentlichen sie online jeden Monat einen neuen Song. Zwischen Konzerten auf Festivals in Schweden und Dänemark macht die Panorama Jazz Band Station in der Donau115. Ben Schencks Duo-Partner an der Spitze des Septetts ist der dänische Altsaxofonist Johan Bylling Lang.

MEHR INFOS:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Panorama-Jazz-Band-of-New-Orleans/276773429001372

SAMSTAG, 20 AUGUST
JULIUS TRIO

Julius Heise – Vibraphon
Martin Krümmling – Schlagzeug
Bernhard Meyer – Bass

Ton Ton Ton Fläche Waber SchüttelSchüttelSchütt Wabbelgroove Wabbelwabbelgroove leise laut laut leise Töne mehr Töne noch mehr Töne ein Akkord! und Fläche Wabern Wabbelgroove straight groove Bassssssssolo mit komischen Geräuschen Quieken Quetschen Quengeln die Bassdrum wummert dahin und da ein Glockenspiel und dazu immer noch Basssssssolo ganz lyrisch und fein und dann wieder grobschlächtig und rumpelig und achtsam und achtlos und insgesamt einfach ziemlich geil –
Melodie und Schluß.

http://www.juliusheise.de/

DIESE WOCHE: 10-13 AUGUST, 2016

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DIESE WOCHE IN DER DONAU115:
Mittwoch, 10 August >> Tom Dayan Quartet
Donnerstag, 11 August >> Frog: Striffler / Forde / Banner
Freitag, 12 August >> Meinhart / Maksymiw / Berkmann / Gall
Samstag, 13 August >> Bird Conversation feat. Asger Thomsen

MITTWOCH, 10 AUGUST
TOM DAYAN QUARTET

Gal Liraz – Saxophone
Gur Liraz – Guitar
Hugo Reydet – Bass
Tom Dayan – Drums

SPECIAL GUEST – Dan Cahn – Piano (ISR)

This quartet plays straight ahead jazz alongside original music.

Pieces played originally by John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Art Blakey, Hank Mobley and many more.

Come hang out and grab a beer on a hot summer night at Donau.

DONNERSTAG, 11 AUGUST
FROG: STRIFFLER / FORDE / BANNER

Fabiana Striffler – Violin
Declan Forde -Piano
James Banner – Bass

Come and hear the sweetest, hottest and weirdest versions of pieces written by Béla Bartók, Olivier Eugène Prosper Charles Messiaen, Fabiana Striffler, Declan Forde and James Banner.

FREITAG, 12 AUGUST
MEINHART / MAKSYMIW / BERKMANN / GALL

New York based saxophonist Tobias Meinhart and Berlin based guitarist Alex Maksymiw put together a stellar band of some of the best musicians in Berlin.

They met during their studies in Amsterdam and kept playing together over the years. The band mostly plays their original compositions influenced by Contemporary Jazz but also Rock, Classical music and certain Singer/Songwriters. The musicians are all capable of creating the magical atmosphere of improvised music with flow and groove. Be there for a great summer night of jazz at Donau115!

Band:
Tobias Meinhart – Tenorsaxophone & EWI
Alexander Maksymiw – Guitar
Tom Berkmann – Bass
Peter Gall – Drums

more info:
http://www.tobiasmeinhart.com/
http://www.alexandermaksymiw.com/

SAMSTAG, 13 AUGUST
BIRD CONVERSATION FEAT. ASGER THOMSEN

Asger Thomsen: doublebass
Wojtek Bajda: clarinets
Marcello Busato: drums
Mia Dyberg: altosaxophone, objects

LISTEN:
https://miadyberg.bandcamp.com/album/bird-conversation
http://www.asgerthomsen.com/

Bird Conversation improvises soulful melodies with quirky rhythms. Combined with Asger Thomsens majestic bass-sound and clear improvising language the quartet is exploring frequencies, overtones and expressive solos. The expression is poetic yet with edge.

This concert is a part of the project “Improviser Summit” – “A yearlong concert series!” http://www.thecommunity-productions.com/improviser-summit/

Marcello S. Busato is a musician, composer and performer. He began studying classical trumpet and later guitar, piano and drums. Since 2002 he lives in Berlin, where he starts collaborations with many musicians exploring different musical styles but focusing especially on experimental music, free jazz, noise and radical improvisation. He composed and performed music for the radio, cinema, theater and dance.
http://marcellosilviobusato.tumblr.com/

Mia Dyberg is one of the new exciting voices on the european jazz scene. Her unique melodic expression emerges from wild sound experiments combined with scandinavian melancholy. ‘Both Dyberg and Robertson utilized a range of ancillary sound-making devices and techniques, stretching into AACM -inspired passages of deep conversation, playful chatter and bluesy storytelling’ —Clifford Allen, New York City Jazz Record
http://www.miadyberg.com/

The berlin-based bassclarinet/clarinet player Wojtek Bajda[PL] has interesting ideas and a deep and delightful expression, a real feast for the ears! Graduated in Germanny and Switzerland, [MMH/HKB/HKS]. Bajda’s background in classical music informs his approach to noise and contemporary music.
http://www.wojtekbajda.eu/

Asger Thomsen (b. 1989) is a double bass player and composer in the field of improvised music with and without notated material. Thomsen has established himself as a strong improvisor in the Copenhagen scene(…) from alternative pop to free/experimental jazz and avant-garde.
http://www.asgerthomsen.com/

DIESE WOCHE: 03-06 AUGUST

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DIESE WOCHE @ DONAU115:
 
MI.03.AUG
Cégiu’s Skinny Souls
https://www.facebook.com/events/933919720068201/
 
DO.04.AUG
Menzel / Gincel / Lang / Zelman
https://www.facebook.com/events/1652679915051589/
 
FR.05.AUG
Dream Delivery: Igor Osypov Quartet
https://www.facebook.com/events/1637450849905793/
 
SA.06.AUG
Fabiana Striffler and Greg Cohen
https://www.facebook.com/events/1052447724824181/