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Sketch - voc (USA)
Sebastian Vogel - b. (D)
Helmut Bruger - p (D)
J.C. Dook- g (USA)
David Haynes - dr. (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. 

THIS WEEK´S SPECIAL GUEST VOCALIST: SKETCH

Sketch has worked with D.J. Tomekk (Hip-Hop Legend), Guru Jazzmatazz & Fat Boy Slim.

Sketch is an American (Born in Dallas Texas) R&B/soul singer-songwriter whose style blends contemporary R&B, soul, funk, alternative, blues, jazz, some gospel influences and hip hop. He has got a repertoire that includes soul classics, jazz standards, and modern pop with his own soulful Twist. He is finding his own grounding, not in the whims of marketplace, but in the music itself. Working all his life in and around Arts and Music from a Young Age gaining praises for his drawing, sculpting painting, acting, and Music...

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.

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JC DooK
He is a 10 year veteran of the tough NYC blues scene.
He played with New Orleans legend, the late Earl King, the Holmes Brothers, and Ben E. King. He openned for Johnny Copeland, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and Little Feet. His versatility enabled him to work with Harry Belafonte, Manu Dibango and Cassandra Wilson. He worked with the Harlem Gospel Singers and Queen Esther Marrow for 5 years as guitarist, arranger, and musical supervisor. He last toured as guitarist with bass and vocal virtuoso Richard Bona.

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David Haynes
was born in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. He was the youngest of four children. His early years in South Carolina were spent in a musical environment since his two older brothers played several instruments including the drums.
 
David's entry into the music business started in 1994, when he was asked to do a drum clinic at the International Drummer's Meeting in Koblenz, Germany.
 
Dennis Chambers, Simon Phillips, Trilok Gurto, were on the same festival that year. The following year, David did his first tour with sax great Gary Thomas in Europe. Shortly after, playing at the 1996 Frankfurt Music Messe show, David met Sheila E (of Prince fame) and bassist Rhonda Smith and guitarist Kat Dyson.
 
This in turn led him to playing in recording sessions with Prince at Paisley Park.
 
Since then David has worked with numerous international recording artists that includes
 
Chaka Khan, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Joe Zawiul, Randy Becker, Percy Sledge, Gary Thomas, Mary J. Blige (MTV awards 2002 at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City), Stanley Jordan, Lee Ritenour, Les McCann, Frank Ocean (Coachella Festival 2012, California James Simpson, Joy Denelane (Germany), Ayman (Germany) Mousse T. (Germany), Andrew Roachford (England), Till Broenner (Germany), to name a few.

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Sebastian Vogel ist ein Berliner Bassist. Nach zunächst klassischer Klavier- und Celloausbildung studierte er von 2001 bis 2006 Jazz und Popularmusik an der Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin sowie am "Conservatório Dramático e Musical Dr. Carlos de Campos" in Tatuí/SP Brasil mit Hauptinstrument Bass. Seitdem ist er freiberuflich als Live- und Studiomusiker in unterschiedlichen Genres sowie bei Theaterproduktionen beschäftigt, spielt Festivals und Tourneen mit internationalen Künstlern in Europa und Asien.

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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.

http://www.brooklynbridge.de

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

Sitzplatzreservierung


ENTRANCE FEES
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!!!

EINTRITT
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.