E.J. Strickland - dr. (USA)
Josh Ginsburg - b. (USA)
Johannes Enders - sax. (DE)


For this special ZigZag concert world renound Jazz musicians E.J Strickland and Josh Ginsburg will be joined by one of Germany’s premier instrumentalists- Echo, SWR, and Neuer Deutscher Jazzpreis winning saxophonist Johannes Enders.

Bassist Josh Ginsburg and drummer E.J. Strickland’s musical collaborations stretch back nearly 20 years, beginning with a series of New York City performances with Marcus Strickland and Robert Glasper in the late 1990s. Since then they have performed in concert halls and jazz clubs throughout the world in a wide range of bands, as well as in each other’s solo projects.

E.J. and Josh bring to their music a kinetic improvisational energy, tempering intensity with world-class musicianship. Their songwriting approach is also somewhat similar- lyrical, rhythmic and genre-defying.

Johannes Enders is currently one of Germany´s most influential jazz saxophonist. Since 2009 he has been professor of jazz saxophone at the Academy of Music and Theater Mendelson Bartholdy in Leipzig. In 2012, he was awarded the Echo Jazz and the German Grammy.

Bassist Josh Ginsburg is a regular fixture on the world's concert stages and jazz clubs. His music has been described as “vigorously fresh” (Irish Times) and “reveal(ing) itself in gradually unfolding layers” (JazzTimes); his most recent album as a leader, "Zembla Variations”, was chosen as an Album of the Year by the New York City Jazz Record. Josh’s bass playing, Financial Times (London) writes, is “a rock of counterpoint, funk and swing” 
In the past few years, Josh has been touring with bands led by Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jeremy Pelt, George Colligan, Logan Richardson, Aruán Ortiz and Helen Sung (among others). As a first call New York musician he performed with countless influential players such as Tom Harrell, Mulgrew Miller, Mark Turner, Robert Glasper, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Gregory Hutchinson, Ambrose Akinmusire, and Aaron Parks.

Enoch Jamal “E.J.” Strickland is the world-class, world-traveled drummer, composer, educator, and artist you’ve heard on over 60 albums in the last 10-plus years. The Miami native and twin brother of saxophonist Marcus Strickland is a pillar of the New York jazz scene, having brought his eclectic sound to some of the greatest names in contemporary music: Cassandra Wilson, Terence Blanchard, Lizz Wright, Wynton Marsalis, Ravi Coltrane, David Sanchez, George Colligan, David Gilmore, Vincent Herring, and Nnenna Freelon, to name a few. As an instructor, he’s taught alongside some of the world’s best jazz educators: Dave Douglas and Vijay Iyer at the prestigious Banff International Workshop in Jazz & Creative Music, Steve Kirby at University of Manitoba, and Earl MacDonald at University of Connecticut.

Johannes Enders
Johannes Enders gilt als Deutschlands derzeit einflussreichster Jazz-Saxophonist. Seit 2009 hat er eine Professur für Jazz Saxophon an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Mendelson Bartholdy in Leipzig inne, 2012 wurde er mit dem Echo Jazz und dem deutschen Musikautorenpreis ausgezeichnet.



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One of the reasons that makes the zig zag jazz club so unique is that it is the first and only jazz club in the world that manages to finance world class events through a donation/crowd funding concept. How do we do it? Its quite simple… during the break of the concert we make an announcement regarding the collection for the evening. For most concerts (excluding the jam session) we inform our customers that a donation of around 15€ per person will allow us to fairly compensate the musicians. Some people give more and some give less… and that´s ok… we ´ve already successfully promoted hundreds of concerts like this!!!


Einer der Gründe, die den Zig Zag Jazzclub so einzigartig machen, ist, dass er der erste und einzige Jazzclub der Welt ist, dem es gelingt nur durch Spenden/Crowdfunding Events von Weltklasse zu finanzieren. Und wie machen wir das? Ganz einfach. Während der Konzertpause geben wir bekannt, dass wir Geld einsammeln werden. Bei den meisten Konzerten (außer Jam Sessions) informieren wir unsere Kunden, dass eine Spende von ungefähr 15 Euro es uns erlaubt die Musiker gerecht zu bezahlen. Manche geben dabei mehr und andere weniger... und das ist auch in Ordnung. Wir haben auf diese Weise schon Hunderte Konzerte organisiert.