Florian Menzel - tr. 
Malte Schiller - sax/fl.
Uri Gincel - p.
Robby Geerken - perc. 
Felix Henkelhausen - b. 
Diego Pinera - dr. 

Gillespie was a trumpet virtuoso and improviser, building on the virtuoso style of Roy Eldridge but adding layers of harmonic and rhythmic complexity previously unheard in jazz. His combination of musicianship, showmanship, and wit made him a leading popularizer of the new music called bebop.
n the late 1940s, Gillespie was also involved in the movement called Afro-Cuban music, bringing Afro-Latin American music and elements to greater prominence in jazz and even pop music, particularly salsa. Afro-Cuban jazz is based on traditional Afro-Cuban rhythms.

-Despite his young age trumpeter and composer Florian Menzel, born in Arnsberg in the Sauerland region in Germany in 1988, has already reached remarkable experience and success in the world of music. In 2007 he was awarded the „SkodaJazzAward“ by the German Jazz Federation for his outstanding instrumental skills and 2 years later won the first prize at the „Yamaha Trumpet Contest 2009“. Further during his studies at the Jazz Institute Berlin (JIB) he was awarded the „Savoy Award of Excellence 2011“ for his extraordinary musical and social contribution.
As a band leader and sideman he has been working with among others Peter Weniger, Mark Wyand, Rich Perry, Winard Harper, Greg Cohen, Torsten Goods, Till Broenner, Gerard Presencer and Bill Forman.

-Malte Schiller is a composer, arranger, multi-reed player and conductor, based in Berlin.
During his career he was fortunate to work with the Metropole Orchestra, NL, the HR-Bigband, Kurt Elling, Vince Mendoza, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and many more.

-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.

-Robby Geerken was born in 1976 in Berlin. since early childhood he had a strong interest in music and rhythm. At the age of eleven, he first took conga lessons and three years later played regular gigs with Cuban musicians of the Berlin scene.
Robby graduated from the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler Berlin successfully as a graduate instrumentalist. Then he was on stage with musicians like Amampondo or Chucho Valdes and participated in various CD recordings. Rob has toured South Africa, England, France, Austria, Belgium, Poland, Italy, Netherlands and Germany.

-Felix Henkelhausen was born 1995 in Oldenburg (DE) and started with classical Piano and Cello lessons a an early age, Later he became interested in the DoubleBass and started his Pre-Studies at the HfK Bremn with Prof. Detlev Beier at the age of 16.
Since 2014, Felix is studying at the Jazz-Institut Berlin with Prof. Greg Cohen and Marc Muellbauer. Other mentors have been: Robert Landfermann, Jim Black and Drew Gress.

-The drummer Diego Pinera grew up in Montevideo and has been living in Berlin, Germany for several years. He studied drumming at the Berklee College of Music (USA), at the University of Music in Havana (Cuba) and at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig. He received lessons from Danilo Perez, Bob Moses, Jose Luis Quintana ‘Changuito’, and Kenwood Denard.

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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.