Dorrey L. Lyles - voc. (USA)
Adam Lenox - b. (USA)
J.C. Dook- g (USA)
Helmut Bruger - p (D)
Felix Lehrmann - dr. (D)
The Zig Zag Jazz Club and Brooklyn Bridge is proud to present the funkiest Wednesdays event in all of Berlin. Come by and experience the perfect tailored mix of Jazz, Soul, Motown and R & B, the best grooves from the 1950's through the millennium.
THIS WEEK´S SPECIAL GUEST VOCALIST: Dorrey L. Lyles
Dorrey Lin Lyles is one of the most powerful RnB & Soul singers in the music business. She has shared the stage with the likes of Oleta Adams, Peabo Bryson and Mellisa Manchester and is currently a member of world famous “The Weather Girls” (“Its Raining Men”) group. Dorrey´s natural talent of captivating and mesmerizing audiences has solidified her reputation as one of Germany´s most impressive vocalists.
BROOKLYN BRIDGE is an international band featuring some of the most in demand musicians in thePop ,Soul, and Funk scene. Every week at the Zig Zag Jazz Club they back up a unique and explosive line up of Europe’s best American singers. Their unfailing reputation for injecting high octane quality performance into any event, has made them one of the most sought after bands in Europe.
Adam was born in 1968 in New York. At the time, his birth place; Greenwich Village, was pivotal in redefining Jazz and Rock ’n’ Roll. As son to the world renowned com po-ser/singer/songwriter, Bob Lenox, Adam’s babysitter roster read like the who’s who of Jazz greats. He grew up peering up at the likes of Stevie Wonder, Keith Jarrett and Kris Kristofferson and went on to while away his teenage years living in a 5 star hotel, in the renowned Jazz community; Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania. Here, he played bass in his father’s trio. When not performing with dad, Adam worked alongside countless musical legends: Dave Liebman (Miles Davis), Gerardo Velez (Jimi Hendrix), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith), César Diaz (Bob Dylan) and Steve Missal (Billy Idol). Late night gigging and performing with his father to 30,000 strong crowds at the BCVC folk festival, naturally led onto Adam playing the Manhattan club circuit. Adam has a humble take on things; “Growing up in New York, at that time, was a “learning by osmosis” kind of experience. It’s inevitable that anyone in that position would have got caught up in the music.”
He is a 10 year veteran of the tough NYC blues scene.
He played with New Orleans legend, the late Earl King, the Holmes Brothers, and Ben E. King. He openned for Johnny Copeland, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and Little Feet. His versatility enabled him to work with Harry Belafonte, Manu Dibango and Cassandra Wilson. He worked with the Harlem Gospel Singers and Queen Esther Marrow for 5 years as guitarist, arranger, and musical supervisor. He last toured as guitarist with bass and vocal virtuoso Richard Bona.
Born 1984 in a small town called Halberstadt, Felix´ family moved to Berlin, when he was about three years old. At the same time he started to play the drums. As son of a well known guitar player and thus growing up in a musical family, his childhood was a never-ending jam session between Felix and his dad Michael Lehrmann – which lasts up to this day. Taking only private lessons with different teachers through the years, Felix found in Kenny Martin 2001 not only a mentor but also a good friend.
After playing in numerous semi-pro bands, Felix Lehrmann started his professional career at the age of 17, when playing his first european tour with a singer called Della Miles. He still had to go to school for two more years to receive his graduation in 2004, but in the meantime he could not be stopped to play as many gigs and studio session as he could (or as many as his mother, who is a school teacher, allowed him to do). After finishing school, Felix immediately went on tour with a german TV star and singer Yvonne Catterfeld, which lasted for two years
Der Berliner Pianist Helmut Bruger begann im Alter von sechs Jahren Klavier zu spielen. Inspiriert durch die Musik von Herbie Hancock und Bill Evans begeisterte er sich schon frühzeitig für den Jazz. Von 1988-1991 lebte er in Boston (USA) und studierte dort am berühmten Berkeley College of Music. In dieser Zeit spielte er mit Jazzgrößen wie Roy Hargrove, Anthony Hart und Matthew Garrison zusammen. Seit 1991 lebt Helmut Bruger wieder in Berlin und ist dort nicht nur als freischaffender Pianist sehr gefragt, sondern feiert auch mit seinem "Helmut Bruger Trio" Erfolge (eigenwillige Interpretationen von Jazzstandards und Eigenkompositionen). Neben dem Jazz ist seine Stilistik auch von anderen Musikrichtungen wie Funk, R&B, Blues, Gospel und Latin beeinflusst.
Beginn 21:00 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!!!