Harvey Wainapel - sax, clarinet (USA)
Larry Porter - p. (USA)
Andreas Lang - b. (DK)
Joe Smith - dr. (USA)

Saxophonist/clarinetist Harvey Wainapel has his feet firmly planted in two musical worlds. His jazz experience has led to performances and/or recordings with the likes of McCoy Tyner, Kenny Barron, Joe Henderson, Johnny Coles and the Metropole Orchestra. He has toured internationally with Ray Charles and Joe Lovano. Wainapel’s deep love for and research into Brazilian music has resulted in performances with Guinga, Jovino Santos Neto, Spok, Filó Machado and Paulo Bellinati, among many other notables from that country. Wainapel toured the world with Airto Moreira & Flora Purim. To date he has presented his work in clubs, festivals and studios in 22 countries. He is thrilled to be reunited with his musical partner of more than 40 years, Larry Porter, a fellow Berklee alumnus.

The San Francisco Examiner stated “Wainapel proves that he is amongst the most imaginative, sensitive and creative saxophonists of the post-Coltrane era.”

Reviewing a concert appearance with guitar virtuoso Paulo Bellinati, Rio de Janeiro’s daily newspaper O Globo wrote “Wainapel displayed incredible intimacy with the language of Brazilian music and great stage presence.”

Sax master Joe Lovano states “It’s a pleasure to listen to Harvey’s soulful interpretations.”

The Harvey Wainapel Quartet will bring an evening of “STANDARDS AND NON-STANDARDS” to Berlin’s Zig Zag Jazz Club.

What is a “Standard?” This body of material consists of time-honored compositions by the likes of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, etc. These tunes, with memorable melodies and harmonies that are strong vehicles for improvisation, have been revered (and renewed) by jazz musicians for decades. This music is often referred to as the “Great American Songbook.” The quartet will broaden the definition in a few ways:

The “American” reference will now certainly include South America; specifically Brazil, where Wainapel has spent 16 years of annual long-term visits, researching, performing, recording, and collecting a sizable repertoire of lesser-known compositions.

“Non-Standards?” This refers to compositions that we believe deserve be played more often by many groups; these tunes are as creative and accessible as “standards” but overlooked for various reasons.

Finally, the band will present “Recomposed Standards,” a time-honored jazz tradition that creates new material based on the harmonies and structures of older tunes.



Beginn 21:15 Uhr( Einlass 20:00 Uhr)