Kelvin Sholar - p. (USA)
Charles Sammons - b. (USA)
Marlon Browden - dr (USA)

Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, CC, CQ, OOnt (August 15, 1925 – December 23, 2007) was a Canadian jazz pianist and composer. He was called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, but simply "O.P." by his friends. He released over 200 recordings, won eight Grammy Awards, and received numerous other awards and honours. He is considered one of the greatest jazz pianists, and played thousands of concerts worldwide in a career lasting more than 60 years.

Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, CC, CQ, O.Ont (* 15. August 1925 in Montréal; † 23. Dezember 2007 in Mississauga) war ein kanadischer Jazz-Pianist und -Komponist. Duke Ellington nannte ihn den „Maharaja der Tasten“. Er veröffentlichte über 200 Aufnahmen, gewann sieben Grammys und zahlreiche weitere Auszeichnungen in seiner Karriere. Er wird als einer der erfolgreichsten Jazz-Pianisten aller Zeiten angesehen, der in seiner 65-jährigen Karriere auf Tausenden Konzerten spielte.

Kelvin Sholar is a Black American pianist, composer, band-leader, educator, label owner and publisher known for crossing stylistic boundaries in music. A fourth generation musician, Sholar has been featured on over 100 recording, and has been cited in traditional and new media- from radio to television, magazine to newspaper and internet; including work with iconic American director Spike Lee. In addition to performances as special guest with numerous artists (such as Stevie Wonder or Kevin Saunderson), Sholar and his group have performed worldwide across America, Asia, Europe and Africa.

Charles Sammons is an American instrumentalist, composer, and instructor world renowned for his innovative techniques and approach. Equally at home behind the double bass, electric bass, and cello, Sammons pushes the outer boundaries of the idiom and the instruments while retaining firm footing in tradition. A consummate collaborator, Sammons has been featured on dozens of recordings from jazz through electronica, rock through pop. As a performer and sideman, Sammons has played and toured with a host of the worlds most excellent artists including members Parliament Funkadelic and touring in support of the Indigo Girls.

Marlon Browden - Born  in  St.  Louis,  Missouri,  now  living  between  Berlin  and  New  York,  Marlon's  musical  influences  are  stylistically  diverse;  ranging  from  rock  and  soul  to  classical,  punk,  jazz  and  electronic.  His  latest  creation  shows  Marlon's  abilities  as  a  writer  to  capture  a  feeling  of  life  that  almost  every  age  certainly  most  generations  can  relate  to.  Sung  in  that  gentle  way  that  endears  him  to  people  of  different  backgrounds,  this  music  is  centered  around  lyrical  poetics,  subtle  melodies  and  dirty  beats  that  move  you  one  way  or  the  other...

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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.