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Martin Auer (DE) - tr.
Ben Kraef (DE/MNE) - sax
Uri Gincel (IL) - p.
Igor Spallati (IT) - b.
Dejan Terzic (DE/RS) - dr.

Herbie Hancock helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section and was one of the primary architects of the post-bop sound. He was one of the first jazz musicians to embrace synthesizers and funk music. Hancock's music is often melodic and accessible; he has had many songs "cross over" and achieve success among pop audiences.
on this night the quintet will tribute and celebrate Herbie's jazz compositions and favourite songs, through his early career, his time with the miles quintet and as a band leader.

Martin Auer is a Berlin based jazz trumpet player from South Germany. He leads his own quintet and plays along as sideman in many projects all over Europe. At the moment he is guest professor for trumpet at the Jazzinstitut Berlin.

Ben Kraef is a German-Montenegrin saxophonist and composer based in Berlin, He has had the chance to perform throughout Europe, the Middle East, as well as southern Africa and Japan.
He recorded two albums as a leader. The first one, ‘Berlin - New York’, was released in 2010 on ACT and features bassist John Patitucci, drummer Marcus Gilmore, and pianist Rainer Boehm.
His second record, ‘Think of One’ (shoebill music), was recorded in a trio setting with drummer Albert Tootie Heath and John Patitucci.

Born in Tel-Aviv, Uri Gincel came to Berlin in 2009 and quickly became one of the most in demand piano players on the scene, Uri toured the world with many projects, including "Uri Gincel Trio”, “Bonaparte” etc. and studied under some major musicians as Arnie Lawrence and Walter Blending Jr.

Igor Spallati was Born In Perugia ( Italy )in 1985.
In 2009 he finishes his classical studies in Italy,
After that, he moves to Berlin to study at the Jazz Institut Berlin, where he studied with Professor Greg Cohen, Kurt Rosenwinkel, John Hollenbeck.
Played with Billy Hart, Fred Hersch, Joe Chambers, David Gilmore, Brad Shapik, Lenny Pickett, Joe Hisaishi, Andy Gravish, Pietro Tonolo, Dado Moroni, Gabriele Mirabassi, Louis Bacalov and more.

Drummer Dejan Terzic is one of a couple of handfuls of young musicians living in Germany who have begun to make their presence felt on the world jazz scene in the last decade. In the years he has toured and recorded with Lee Konitz, Bob Berg, George Garzone, Roy Hargrove, Enrico Rava, Franco Ambrosetti, Tom Harrell, Jerry Bergonzi, James Moody and many more.

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.