Jonathan Lindhorst - t-sax. (DE/CAD)
Dima Bondarev - tr. (UA)
Mark Pringle - p. (UK)
Tom Berkmann - b. (DE)
Jan Leipnitz - dr. (DE)

Saxophonist Hank Mobley and pianist Horace Silver were at the forefront of the Hard Bop movement in the late 1950’s. Integral members of an early incarnation of Art Blakey’s “Jazz Messengers”, their compositions and playing helped to define an era of jazz by blending swing and bebop with a deep sense of blues, soul, early funk, latin, and boogaloo. 

German/Canadian Saxophonist Jonathan Lindhorst has assembled an incredible group of musicians to pay tribute to these two giants of the music. Featuring Dima Bondarev on trumpet, Mark Pringle on piano, Tom Berkmann on bass, and Jan Leipnitz on drums.

-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, Ear Conditioning, 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”.

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 W. Williams, Phil Donkin, Sebastien Ammann, Dan Peter Sundland, Aaron Shragge, Alexander Maksymiw, and Peter Van Huffel.

Dima's dedication to jazz has been around since early childhood. In his early twenties, he became part of two well-known Ukrainian jazz bands, Acoustic Quartet and Magnifika Group, to which he still belongs. Often you meet Dima, who lives in Berlin today, at small club concerts or jazz sessions. At the XJazz Festival 2018, the gifted / trumpeter performs with his new Qintet, whose sound can be described as artistically natural, lively and unconventional.

-Mark Pringle is a pianist and composer from the UK working in the fields of jazz and improvised music. He is a Yamaha Jazz Scholar and Peter Whittingham Award winner, and has performed his own music at the Proms Late Series for BBC Radio 3, Manchester Jazz Festival, The Vortex, Southbank Centre and many more prominent venues across Europe. He currently lives in Berlin.

Mark works as a leader and sideman in diverse artistic projects Europe-wide, notably his twelve-piece large ensemble A Moveable Feast, London Sinfonietta oboist Melinda Maxwell’s classical/improv group, a freewheeling duo with trumpeter Tom Syson, an improvised solo project, pan-European trio Nighthawks, and numerous collaborative settings internationally. He has also performed classical works, most notably Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time.

Mark owes a great deal to the extraordinary musicians and creative minds he was fortunate to encounter during his conservatoire studies in Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Amsterdam and Birmingham - John Taylor, Greg Cohen, Søren Kjærgaard and Harmen Fraanje to name just a few.

-Tom Berkmann Tom has toured with various groups in Germany, the United States, UK, France, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Slovakia and Romania. He was a semifinalist in the Jazz Competition of the International Double Bass Convention “Bass 2010” in Berlin. For soundtrack of the movie “Oh Boy” he received the German Academy Award for Best Filmscore and the German Critic’s Award for Best Soundtrack at the Berlin Film Festival Berlinale in 2013.

-Jan Leipnitz was born in Schkeuditz near Leipzig/Germany. He began playing the Drums in Hardcore Bands as a teenager. Later he moved to Berlin where he initially studied Philosophy at Humboldt University, and later Jazz Drums at the Berlin University of the Arts. He didn’t graduate in both instances. Furthermore he has lived and worked in New Zealand and Australia. Musical collaborations include, among many others: Gebhard Ullmann, Rudi Mahall, John Schroeder, Henrik Walsdorff, Gerhard Gschloessl, Marty Cook, Allan Praskin, Andy Sugg, Kris Wanders, Jonathan Crayford, and Jeff Henderson.

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.