Donaustrasse 115, Berlin 12043 ... Öffnungszeiten: 19:30-0?:00

DIESE WOCHE: 21.-26. JANUAR, 2020

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

So, 26. Januar One Final Boss + Pals

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

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

Calling all songwriters!
Calling all composers and instrumentalists and synth wizards!
Calling all poets and writers and storytellers!

Do you have new solo or duo material you’re itching to present?
Join us for Donau115’s semi-regular open stage series, Two-Song Tuesdays.

Your set may include TWO SONGS or last TEN MINUTES.

“How do I get booked?”
Just show up // There is no pre-booking // Sign up opens at 19:00 (first come, first booked) // The first performer will begin at 20:00 // No soundcheck – so be ready: Slip on, blow minds, slip off.

“What can I play?”
This is entirely up to you. Out of respect for our neighbours:
You may NOT use loud percussion and loud bass-heavy signals into the PA.
You are welcome to use our backline, which includes: piano // generic vocal microphones // small PA, accepting guitar/XLR cables (NO RCA OR MINIJACK INPUTS, so if you need converters you’ll have to bring them.)

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



Mi, 22. Januar
Mark Pringle Trio

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Mark Pringle – Piano / synth / comp.
Felix Henkelhausen – Bass
Philip Dornbusch – Drums

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.

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.


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.“


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.


Sa, 25. Januar
Otto Hirte Septett

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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.


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:


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.


Ozzy Algar

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”


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!

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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