Larry Porter - pi. (USA)
Ben Kraef - t-sax. (D/MNE)
Phil Donkin - b. (UK)
Heinrich Köbberling - dr. (D)

These four musicians, each one an institution on its own in the German jazz scene, guarantee an evening of enchantment and foot tappin'
- displaying the art of playing jazz standards on the highest level.

-Larry Porter is one of the most respected American Jazz pianists currently residing in Germany. His professional career spans over five decades and his mastery  of the art and language of Jazz have brought him to every corner of the world. He has collaborated and worked with some of the greatest American jazz legends including: Chet Baker, Mel Lewis, Archie Shepp Thad Jones, Art Farmer etc.

-Ben Kraef is a German-Montenegrin saxophonist and composer based in Berlin, In 2007 he relocated to New York City on a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and obtained a Master of Arts from The City College of New York in 2009.  

-Phil Donkin
In 2010, Donkin moved to New York City, where he lived for three years and collaborated with such musicians as Ben Monder, Kevin Hays, Adam Rogers, Mark Turner, Seamus Blake, Steve Cardenas, Bruce Barth, Edward Simon and many others.

He also worked in Dhafer Youssef's Bird's Requiem and in Nils Wograms Root 70, among others. In addition, he plays in various formations with the pianist Rainer Böhm together with the saxophonist Ben Kraef. Donkin is also a member of Marius Nesets 'Birds' Quartet, in the quartet of Diego Piñera and the Tentett of Max von Mosch. In 2014 he played with Nils Wogram and in his own trio with Hayden Chisholm and Jochen Rückert.

-Heinrich Köbberling  studied drums at the Hamburg University of Music and Drama and the New School in New York. He taught at the conservatories in Hanover and Hamburg and since 2007 has been professor for drums at the University of Music and Performing Arts Leipzig .

Köbberling collaborated with musicians such as Gunter Hampel , Richie Beirach , Ernie Watts , Benny Bailey , Ben Monder , Attila Zoller , Anat Fort , Jan Delay and Alexander von Schlippenbach . In 1996 he performed with Lisa Parrott and Chris Lightcap in the Knitting Factory in the trio PLK, which released in 1998 the album Bab Bab (Goat Angel Records) and toured through Germany.

He is a member of several bands including the Ernie Watts Quartet Europe , the Julia Hülsmann Trio , the Rolf Zielke Trio and the groups Lyambiko & Band and Nur drei Worte (with Andreas Henze and Kai Brückner ); He also worked with Aki Takase and the Good Boys . In addition to more than forty albums as a sideman and in collaborative bands Köbberling released three albums under his own name.,

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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!!!