Tal Arditi- Guitar (IL)
Ben Kraef -Tenor Saxophon (D)
Josh Ginsburg - Bass (USA)
Tobias Backhaus - Drums (D)
The Zig Zag Jazz Club is proud to present one of the most exciting up and coming jazz stars in the European Jazz Scene. A young genius of of just 19 years, Tal has already been featured on many jazz records and has graced some of the greatest stages around the world. His current quartet features some of the most in demand and respected jazz musicians in the German Jazz Scene. The Band will be performing a fine selection of Jazz music inspired by Guitar masters such as Wes Montgomery, John Scofield, George Benson and Pat Metheny. Prepare for an evening of unparalleled virtuosity, spontaneous interactions, and fiery improvisations!
Arditi studied at the prestigious Rimon University Of Music in Israel. At the age of 17 he reached the finales at the "Israeli Jazz Player" competition. After his studies he preformed at several jazz festivals in Israel and Europe including, the "Umbria Jazz Festival," "Red Sea Jazz Festival," ''Jerusalem Jazz Festival’,’ and the "XJAZZ festival." Tal moved recently to Berlin and has quickly become one of the most sought after players in the German jazz scene. Tal has recently released his Debut album, ''Portrait''
”Arditi is a true jazz guitarist prodigy… ‘Portrait’ is a powerful debut album that aroused enthusiasm even in Pat Metheny” Music Reviews Online Magazine
”Tal Arditi is considered one of the most important discoveries of the year” LONG PLAY Online Magazine
” ‘Portrait’ Leaves the listener with the feeling of listening to a future star in guitar heavens” LP Magazine
-Ben Kraef is a German-Montenegrin saxophonist and composer based in Berlin, In 2007 he relocated to New York City on a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and obtained a Master of Arts from The City College of New York in 2009. He has collaborated with the likes of John Patittuci, Marcus Gilmore and Toots Thielemans
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.
Tobias Backhaus is one of Germany’s most in-demand jazz drummers and a regular on the Zig Zag stage. A long list of Europe’s finest musicians rely on his versatile, swinging and creative accompaniment.
Beginn 21:15 Uhr( Einlass 20:00 Uhr)
Eintritt frei – Beitrag erwünscht
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 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 fee 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 freiwilligem Eintritt/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 ein Beitrag 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.