Sylwester Ostrowski (PL) - ts
Freddie Hendrix (USA) - tp
Miki Hayama (JPN) - p
Essiet Okon Essiet (USA) - b
Eric Allen (USA) - dr

Over the past two decades, Freddie Hendrix has become one of the most in demand trumpeters in Jazz, and beyond. Also an accomplished composer, arranger and educator, the Teaneck, New Jersey native's skill and versatility has resulted in him working with a wide array of performers that range from the Count Basie Orchestra and The Christian McBride Big Band, to Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys. 
A product of the esteemed Jazz program at William Paterson University, with a Masters in Jazz Studies and Performance from New Jersey City University, Hendrix also shares his knowledge and passion for the music by serving as a faculty member at the Hartt School of Music at The University of Hartford (Ct.), The New School in New York, and Jazz House Kids, in Montclair, New Jersey. Whether leading his own groups, or lending his talents as a lead or section player in much larger ensembles, Freddie Hendrix continues to flourish as one of the most exciting trumpet voices on the music scene.

Sylwester Ostrowski is a cultural organiser, initiator of the founding of the Szczecin Academy of Art and jazz saxophonist. Throughout his life he has combined the roles of cultural activist and jazz musician.

Pianist Miki Hayama was born in  Kyoto, Japan. She began to play piano and Wadaiko (Japanese drums) when she was 6 years old. During her junior high school year, she was first introduced to Jazz because of her father's Jazz collections and became interested in jazz. She has toured and shared the stage with Kenny Garrett, Ralph Peterson, Sean Jones, Tia Fuller, Michael Dease Big Band, Vincent Herring, Bruce Williams, Roy Hargrove, JD Allen, Greg Osby, Cindy Blackman-Santana, Nnenna Freelon, and even the queen of soul, Aretha Franklin to name a few.

Essiet Okon Essiet (born September 1, 1956, Omaha, Nebraska) is an American jazz double-bassist. Essiet's parents were Nigerian immigrants to the United States. He studied violin, as a child, then learned both bass guitar and stand-up bass as a high schooler in Portland Oregon. After attending Mount Hood Community College, he played briefly in Los Angeles, then worked in Europe in the early 1980s with Famoudou Don Moye. In 1983 he moved to New York City, playing with Abdullah Ibrahim, Art Blakey, Marty Cook, and Ralph Peterson, Jr.. Subsequent associations include performing or recording with George Adams, Ron Affif, Kenny Barron, the Blue Note All-Stars, Paul Bollenback, Donald Brown, Bruce Cox, Kurt Elling, Kenny Garrett, Benny Golson, Jim Hartog, David Hazeltine, Freddie Hubbard, Victor Jones, Joe Locke, Kevin Mahogany, Cedar Walton, and Bobby Watson. 

Eric Allen - comes from Washington, currently lives in Poland. Eric has been playing jazz music for 30 years. Eric's style has been influenced by such musicians as: Art Blakey, Max Roach, Buddy Rich, Tony Williams, Elvin Jones, "Papa" Jo Jones, "Philly" Jo Jones, and Jimmy Cobb. He studied jazz performance and music theory at Lee Oddis Bass III at Duke Ellington School for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. with the trumpeter Wallace Roney and bassist Clarence Seay. When he played at the local club Blues Alley in Washington, he got discovered by the jazzman Illinois Jacquet. He moved to Boston to study at the Berklee College of Music. When he lived in Boston, he joined the Illinois Jacquet Quintet with the great bass innovator Slam Stewart to give a performance at the famous New York Village Vanguard. Illinois Jacquet introduced him to a pioneer of hi-hat, the master of drums "Papa" Jo Jones. Thanks to another recommendation of Illinois Jacquet, Eric played with the great jazzman Lionel Hampton.

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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.

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!!!