Adam Lenox - b. (USA)
Helmut Bruger - p (D)
Kai Schoenburg - dr. (D)
Loomis Green - g (USA)


The Zig Zag Jazz Club and Brooklyn Bridge is proud to present the funkiest Wednesdays event in all of Berlin. Come by and experience the perfect tailored mix of Jazz, Soul, Motown and R & B, the best grooves from the 1950's through the millennium. 


Native New Yorker Desney Bailey, veteran of stages across Europe and America has earned her reputation as one of Germany´s finest and most in demand American jazz singers. Her vocals have the soulful jazz quality of the greats and manages to mesmerise her audiences with an angelic sound that hits the spot every time!

Desney is a beloved friend of Brooklyn Bridge and we are thrilled to have her with us singing our favorites from Aretha, Stevie, Chaka, Withers, Prince and some special surprises!

BROOKLYN BRIDGE is an international band featuring some of the most in demand musicians in thePop ,Soul, and Funk scene. Every week at the Zig Zag Jazz Club they back up a unique and explosive line up of Europe’s best American singers. Their unfailing reputation for injecting high octane quality performance into any event, has made them one of the most sought after bands in Europe.

Adam Lenox

Adam was born in 1968 in New York. At the time, his birth place; Greenwich Village, was pivotal in redefining Jazz and Rock ’n’ Roll. As son to the world renowned com­po-ser/singer/songwriter, Bob Lenox, Adam’s babysitter roster read like the who’s who of Jazz greats. He grew up peering up at the likes of Stevie Wonder, Keith Jarrett and Kris Kristofferson and went on to while away his teenage years living in a 5 star hotel, in the renowned Jazz community; Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania. Here, he played bass in his father’s trio. When not performing with dad, Adam worked alongside countless musical legends: Dave Liebman (Miles Davis), Gerardo Velez (Jimi Hendrix), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith), César Diaz (Bob Dylan) and Steve Missal (Billy Idol). Late night gigging and performing with his father to 30,000 strong crowds at the BCVC folk festival, naturally led onto Adam playing the Manhattan club circuit. Adam has a humble take on things; “Growing up in New York, at that time, was a “learning by osmosis” kind of experience. It’s inevitable that anyone in that position would have got caught up in the music.”

Loomis Green

Loomis Connell Green was born in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1968 and began learning the guitar at 9 years of age. At the age of 19 he studied Jazz guitar at a local univerity, he than left Daytona Beach Florida after his studies and joined the U.S. Army Band and was stationed in Berlin Germany. While serving 3 years playing at military engagements , he was honorably discharged from the military In 1991 due to a knee operation that caused him to not be able to run for long periods of time rendering him unfit for military duties, he then began working for such acts as
" Weather Girls " and "Eartha Kitt " and many more well known artist . In the mid 90's Loomis began composing and producing for artists in Europe and America. He is a “chameleon”! Meaning he is well versed in many styles Jazz, rock, funk, RnB, soul, latin and gospel of the When not touring, hes teaching, producing and working as a studio guitarist . His list of performances consist of, but are not limited to these artists :
Jan Delay, Eartha Kitt, Weather Girls, Benny Golson, Kenny Burrell, Patricia Kaas, Buster Williams, Horace Parlan, Aloe Blacc, Santana, Nadja Benaissa,Taco, Amp Fiddler+++

Kai Schoenburg

Kai studierte zu Beginn der 90er Jahre Schlagzeug bei Keith Copeland und Michael Küttner an der Musikhochschule Köln. 1992 bekam er dort selbst seinen ersten Lehrauftrag und begann sich einen Namen zu machen als Dozent zahlreicher Jazz- und Rockworkshops. Von 1996 bis 2001 war er der Solo- Schlagzeuger am Theater des Westens in Berlin und hat in dieser Zeit Shows wie Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Falco meets Amadeus und Grease begleitet. Schönburg hat bei einer großen Anzahl von Produktionen und Konzerten mitgewirkt und hat dabei unter anderem mit Ernie Watts, Jiggs Whigham, Thärichens Tentett, Ack van Royen, Rias-Big-Band, New York Voices, Uli Beckerhoff, Candy Dulfer, NDR-Big-Band, Judy Niemack, Herb Geller, Jasper van't Hof, Joja Wendt, Manfred Krug und Lee Konitz zusammengearbeitet.

Der Berliner Pianist Helmut Bruger begann im Alter von sechs Jahren Klavier zu spielen. Inspiriert durch die Musik von Herbie Hancock und Bill Evans begeisterte er sich schon frühzeitig für den Jazz. Von 1988-1991 lebte er in Boston (USA) und studierte dort am berühmten Berkeley College of Music. In dieser Zeit spielte er mit Jazzgrößen wie Roy Hargrove, Anthony Hart und Matthew Garrison zusammen. Seit 1991 lebt Helmut Bruger wieder in Berlin und ist dort nicht nur als freischaffender Pianist sehr gefragt, sondern feiert auch mit seinem "Helmut Bruger Trio" Erfolge (eigenwillige Interpretationen von Jazzstandards und Eigenkompositionen). Neben dem Jazz ist seine Stilistik auch von anderen Musikrichtungen wie Funk, R&B, Blues, Gospel und Latin beeinflusst.

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