Fuasi Abdul Khaliq - tenor (USA)
Ben Kraef - tenor (MNE/DE)
Uri Gincel - piano (IL)
Yonatan Levi - bass (IL)
Jan Leipnitz- drums (DE)
John William Coltrane (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer, also known as "Trane". Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes and was later at the forefront of free jazz. He led at least fifty recording sessions, and appeared on many albums by other musicians, including trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk.
Over the course of his career, Coltrane's music took on an increasingly spiritual dimension. Coltrane remains one of the most influential saxophonists in music history. He received many posthumous awards and recognitions, including canonization by the African Orthodox Church and a special Pulitzer Prize in 2007.
Fuasi started his music career as a singer in the church at the young age of 6 as a soloist in the youth choir. his mother started him on clarinet when he was 8 years of age and throughout his early years, his musical talent was already evident in the number of competition awards he won in elementary and junior high school bands he performed in.
He has performed from coast to coast in the U.S. and in 1992 he came to Berlin where he became well known in the city's music scene. During the last 25 years abroad in Germany he as toured throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and Central America.
Ben Kraef is a German-Montenegrin saxophonist and composer based in Berlin.
Ben graduated from the University of Music “Hanns Eisler”, 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.
Ben’s activities as a performer have included his membership in the renowned National German Youth Big Band (BuJazzO), where he was part of the concert line-up for a total of three years.
He has had the chance to perform throughout Europe, the Middle East, as well as southern Africa and Japan.
Born in Tel-Aviv, 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”, “Bonaparte” and studied under some major musicians as Arnie Lawrence and Walter Blending Jr.
Yonatan Levi is a 29-year-old musician born in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Displaying musical tendencies since infancy, he was sent to an esteemed school of arts between ages 6-16, growing within the music, He was later honored a full scholarship to the prestigious Berkley College of Music. In 2006 he moved to New York City and immersed himself in the New York Jazz world, Levi is currently based in Berlin, Germany, but is constantly on the road between Europe, the US and Israel.
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
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!!!