Fuasi Abdul-Khaliq, ten sax, sop sax (USA)
Mattias Nilsson, p. (SE)
Richard Howell, ten sax, sop sax, voc. (USA)
Max Hughes, b. (USA)
Kenny Martin, dr. (USA)

Fuasi has been performing professionally since 1972 after graduating from college while during his post graduate studies with the late great African-American pianist, Horace Tapscott and his non-profit institution named UGMAA (Union of God's Musicians and Artist Ascension) in Los Angeles, California. This led to a lifetime relationship with Tapscott's Pan-African People's Arkestra (PAPA), during which time he served as assistant conductor, arranger, composer, copyist and player of saxophone, clarinet and flute. He has performed from coast to coast in the U.S. and in 1992 he came to Berlin where he became well known in the city's music scene. During the last 25 years abroad in Europe, Asia, Africa and Central America, he has led his own ensemble as well as sharing the stage with such greats as Walter Bishop Jr., Jimmy Garrison, Charles Owens, Jeff Littleton, Rudy Stevenson, Ed Blackwell, Arthur Blythe, Sam Rivers, Clifford Thorton, Bill Cole, Queen Negus H. Somayah Moore-Kambui and the Black Belt Symphony, Arto Tuncboyaciyan, Danny Harper, Joe Bowie, Hal Singer, Sugar Blue, Nedra Wheeler, Abdu Salim, Dick de Graaf, Abraham Burton, Omar Sosa, Bill Summers and Winard Harper to name a few.

The internationally acclaimed and award-winning Swedish pianist Mattias Nilsson melts together the tradition of jazz piano with the Nordic tonal language, which gives him a musical landscapes with totally new shades of color. With a very warm, personal touch in mind, Nilsson adds to his palette of musical colors the rich and varied traditions of Swedish folk music, hymns, native composers, and not least, his original compositions. 

Richard Howell has explored a vast spectrum of music. His powerful, sensually melodic saxophone playing has been heard with artists as diverse and definitive as blues/jazz/soul legends Etta James, Chaka Khan, Maurice White, Narada Michael Walden, Della Reese, Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry, Billy Higgins, Charlie Haden, Hilton Ruiz, Bernard Purdie, Buddy Guy, Bobby Watson, Regina Carter, Jimmy Smith, Charlie Musselwhite, Taj Mahal, Christian Scott, Azar Lawrence,Willie Bobo and Bill Summers to name a few.

Eintritt frei – Beitrag erwünscht
Konzert Beginn um 21:15 Uhr (Einlass 20:00 Uhr)



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.