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DIESE WOCHE: 09. – 12. JANUAR 2019


Mittwoch, 09. Januar

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

Live at BeJazz Bern:
Live at Moods Zürich:

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

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

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

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


Donnerstag, 10. Januar
Mark Pringle Group

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

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


Freitag, 11. Januar

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

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

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

Donau Conversations w/ Bondarev / Lanzoni / Berkmann / Ruppnig

Dima Bondarev – trumpet
Alessandro Lanzoni – piano
Tom Berkmann – bass
Mathias Ruppnig – drums

Donau Conversations is a monthly concert series presented by Berlin-based drummer Mathias Ruppnig. Each event will feature groups of varying styles and personnel, performing jazz standards, original music or free improvisation.

“For me, Donau115 is a place that allows new musical and personal friendships to form, as well as a place to experiment with innovative musical concepts in front of a respectful and attentive audience.“