Jonathan Lindhorst - t-sax. (DE/CAD)
Peter Van Huffel - a-sax (CAD)
Simon Jermyn - e-b. (IE) (NYC) 
Moritz Baumgärtner - dr.(CH)

Berlin based saxophonist Jonathan Lindhorst co-leads a band with visiting NYC based and internationally renowned electric bassist Simon Jermyn to present an evening of unique original music that blends jazz with rock, and free improvisation. Joining them are alto saxophonist Peter Van Huffel and drummer Moritz Baumgärtner. 

Jonathan Lindhorst: Jonathan Lindhorst is a Berlin based Canadian saxophonist and composer who is not only an active member of the Berlin jazz and free improvised music scene, but also plays regularly in New York and in Canada. In addition to leading his Canadian based project The Limerence Quartet, he is a member of Innocent When you Dream: The Music of Tom Waits, Fake Noise, The Berlin Soundpainting Orchestra, and various other Berlin based collective projects. He has also appeared on numerous recordings and in 2016 debuted as a leader and with his album “Limerence”.

Growing up outside of Toronto, Canada, Lindhorst was surrounded by music thanks to his father's enormous record collection. By the time he picked up the saxophone at the age of 11, he had spent most of his life absorbing a wide variety of jazz, pop, rock, and classical music. It very quickly became his life's pursuit, and in 2001 he moved to Montreal to pursue a bachelor's degree in jazz performance at McGill University's Schulich School of Music. After years of being an active member of the Montreal jazz scene, Lindhorst relocated to Brooklyn, NY, where he completed his studies with a Masters Degree from the Aaron Copland School of Music CUNY while studying with Antonio Hart, Bill McHenry, Ohad Talmor, John McNeil, and Tony Malaby.
During this period, Lindhorst was also busy touring and recording with the jazz/rock trio “Turtleboy”, which released three albums, including “Smart Matter” (Songlines) about which famed trumpeter Dave Douglas said “Turtleboy is an exciting amalgamation of the Paul Motian Trio, Radiohead, and so much more. This group is on the vanguard of the horn-guitar-drums format and barrelling ahead full speed.” Notably, this group also completed two residencies at The Banff Centre for the Arts, where they had the opportunity to perform alongside Douglas as well as saxophonist Joshua Redman.

Lindhorst has performed in numerous venues and festivals throughout North American and Europe, including the North Sea Jazz Festival, The Montreux Jazz Fest, and the L'OFF Festival de Jazz de Montreal, and alongside such great musicians as Christine Jensen, Anne Mette Iversen, Tobias Meinhart, Huw V Williams, Phil Donkin, Sebastien Ammann, Dan Peter Sundland, Aaron Shragge, Alexander Maksymiw, and Peter Van Huffel.

“At the same time original, dynamic, soothing and tinged with cheerfulness, the modern jazz of Jonathan Lindhorst takes you on an attractive and even touching journey. Well done!” (Pierre Dulieu, Dragonjazz)

-“Jonathan Lindhorst ...find(s) a lyrical intensity not often heard on the tenor saxophone. At a time when many players still struggle with overcoming the chops laden post bop school, every note Lindhorst plays sounds thoughtful and well considered” (Steve Sladkowsi, Spontaneous Combustion)

Simon Jermyn: Simon Jermyn is an electric bassist, guitarist and composer originally from Dublin, Ireland living in Brooklyn, New York City.
Simon leads his own critically acclaimed group, Trot A Mouse, with Tom Rainey, Ingrid Laubrock and Mat Maneri. He also performs in world-renowned drummer Jim Black’s guitar quartet, which recently presented the music of iconic composer John Zorn at the Village Vanguard. Other groups of which he is a part include Lean, collaborative trio with drummer Allison Miller and saxophonist Jerome Sabbagh, and Howard Peach, with drummer Lander Gyslelinck and saxophonist Chris Speed. Simon’s solo project of tape pieces, Spirit Spout, was commissioned by the PRS for Music Foundation, the Improvised Music Company, and Culture Ireland, and was presented in 2015 by the London Jazz Festival.

Simon’s solo album, "Hymni” (2010), was described by Bruce Lee Gallanter of Downtown Music Gallery as “the best solo electric bass effort I’ve heard since Hugh Hopper’s classic solo album ’1984′ from 1973.” His debut recording with Trot a Mouse, “Pictorial Atlas of Mammals” (Skirl, 2015) led the Irish Times to place him in the upper echelons of the New York jazz and improvised music scene: “Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, violist Mat Maneri and drummer Tom Rainey may not be troubling the top of the charts, but they represent the vanguard of American improvised music and, with records like this, Simon Jermyn is claiming a place among them.”

Since moving to New York Simon has performed with Bill McHenry, Ben Monder, Jim Black, John Hollenbeck, Oscar Noriega, Chris Speed, Tony Malaby, Ralph Alessi, David Binney, Dan Tepfer, Ches Smith, Loren Stillman, Jonathan Finlayson, Satoshi Takeishi, The Mivos Quartet, Jacob Sacks, Jeff Davis, Briggan Krauss, Tommy Crane, Tyshawn Sorey, Nate Wood, Kirk Knuffke, Empyrean Atlas and Glass Ghost, amongst others. He also received a PhD in music from University of Ulster in 2014. 

Peter Van Huffel: “Saxophonist Peter Van Huffel may be one of the most intense performers on this instrument...” (Raul d’Gama, All About Jazz). A prolific saxophonist, clarinetist and composer, he has played an active role in many of the world’s top jazz scenes; he has performed and led numerous tours across Europe, the US and his native Canada; and he appears frequently in all sorts of ensembles and musical settings with musicians from around the world. He is the leader of the thrash-jazz trio GORILLA MASK, which has released three CDs to date, the two most recent albums with renowned avant-jazz label Clean Feed Records (Portugal). He has also released numerous albums with the Spanish label Fresh Sound Records including “KRONIX” (2016) - a duo with guitarist Alex Maksymiw, and “BOOM CRANE” (2014) with drummer Jeff Davis and bassist Michael Bates. His 2010 release with FSNT - “Like the Rusted Key” - was mentioned in multiple top ten lists including New York's Village Voice. Peter’s most recent endeavor as a band leader is the Peter Van Huffel Octet featuring outstanding musicians from around the globe who are mostly based in Berlin, and which draws inspiration from two previous ensembles he has led with his wife and renowned Belgian vocalist Sophie Tassignon: Hufflignon (Clean Feed Records, 2008) and House of Mirrors (Wismart, 2011). In addition, Peter currently works as co-leader and sideman in such regular settings as The Scrambling EX (featuring guitarist Andreas Willers and drummer Devin Gray), the Meinrad Kneer 5tet, and the collaborative quartet Fake Noise with Jonathan Lindhorst, Dan Peter Sundland and Oliver Steidle. Peter performs regularly in Berlin where he has resided since 2008, and tours frequently across Europe and North America.

Moritz Baumgärtner: Baumgärtner, son of a classical violinist and a pianist, grew up in Lörrach with classical music. At the age of nine he received drum lessons. At age 12, he won his first competition Jugend musiziert. He became a young scholar of the Basel Jazz School. Already at the age of 19, he was with Jazzattack and Adrian Mears in the recording studio. During a lengthy musical stay in New York City, he took lessons from Clarence Penn and Jochen Rückert. In 2006 he began studying at the Jazz Institute Berlin with John Hollenbeck, Jeff Ballard and Jim Black, which he successfully completed in the summer of 2011.

Baumgärtner was a founding member of Charlotte Greve's Lisbeth Quartet in 2009, which released several albums on bass with pianist Manuel Schmiedel and Marc Muellbauer. He also belongs to the Nu Jazz band Melt Trio to the two brothers Peter and Bernhard Meyer, with whom he released in 2011 the album Melt and 2013 Hymnolia. In 2011 he recorded with the band Radar (Timo Vollbrecht (ts, ss), Elias Stemeseder (p), Tim Kleinsorge (b)) and Johannes Enders (ts) the album In Sight. He also accompanies Johanna Borchert and Philipp Gropper and went on tour with the Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra. He also belonged to the bands of Oliver Lutz and Uri Gincel.

Baumgärtner appeared among others with Perry Robinson, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Theo Bleckmann, Hayden Chisholm, Ack van Rooyen, Christian Weidner, Gabriel Coburg, Johannes Lauer and Julia Hülsmann. Furthermore, he is also heard in the indie rock band Jersey and Saroos. Between 2010 and 2014 he also played with the band Bonaparte. He has performed internationally on concert tours and has performed at international festivals such as Jazz Baltica, the Moers Festival, the Jazzfest Berlin, the Lugano Jazzfestival and Jazzdor Strasbourg, but also at Rock am Ring.


Beginn 20:30 Uhr( Einlass 19:30 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.