Benson Mcglashan - g. (CAN)
Uri Gincel - p. (IL)
Dani Sorek - b. (IL)
Tobias Backhaus - dr. (DE)

John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery was an American jazz guitarist. He is widely considered one of the major jazz guitarists, emerging after such seminal figures as Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian and influencing countless others. Montgomery was known for an unusual technique of plucking the strings with the side of his thumb which granted him a distinctive sound.
To many, Montgomery's playing defines jazz guitar and the sound that students try to emulate.

Benson McGlashan is a critically acclaimed young jazz artist who has toured internationally in over 15 countries, performing in such diverse cities as: Paris, New York, Montreal, Berlin, Shanghai, Amsterdam, Vienna, Seoul, Barcelona, Prague, Bangkok, Hamburg and Brussels amongst many others.

Born in Tel-Aviv, jazz pianist 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” and “Bonaparte”. 
in the last couple of years Uri started working with electronic music, and has recorded and preformed with Producer Bruno Pronsato and the electronic duo “Tyoma".

Danny Sorek is an Israeli Bass-Player and Composer. At the age of 18, being a promising talent in the Israeli jazz scene, he caught the attention of legendary Saxophonist Arnie Lawrence, who was living in Israel at the time and got him to play in his “Band of Angels”. At the age of 19 Danny moved to New York City, to develop his studies and knowledge of the american jazz scene and culture. In August 2016, Danny moved to Berlin to further explore the European jazz scene, and start his own ensemble playing his original compositions and arrangements.

Tobias Backhaus was born in Darmstadt, Germany, on January 8 1984. He took up the drums at the age of 5 and has subsequently been studying under the guideance of jazz masters such as Keith Copeland, Ari Hoenig, Jim Black, John Hollenbeck and Jeff Ballard. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in jazz performance from the Jazz-Institute Berlin.
His individual approach and stylistic diversity – from traditional jazz to free improvisation, modern classical music and beyond –  as well as his ability to effortlessly move between those different worlds have made him one of the most in-demand young drummers on the German jazz scene.

Beginn 21:15 Uhr( Einlass 20:00 Uhr) 
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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.