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Emma Frank - Voice, compositions (USA) 
Jim Black - Drums (USA) 
Elias Stemeseder - Piano
Desmond White - Bass (USA)

 Emma Frank is a New York based songwriter and vocalist exploring the intersection between contemporary jazz and folk. Her music is full of shifting tempos and winding melodies with a sense of rootedness in American folk tradition. Joined by Jim Black on drums, Elias Stemeseder on piano, and Desmond White on bass, this exceptional group of musicians lends an exciting, breathing quality to Frank's compositions. They'll be performing songs from her most recent record, Ocean Av, which Will Layman described as "a minor masterpiece" (Popmatters). They will also play songs from her newest album, Come Back, which is due out in early spring of 2019 on Justin Time Records. 

"Emma Frank, who reaches a sublime new plane of musicality on Ocean Av, is an artist worthy of observation with serious ears...Frank's amassed ensemble provides a perfect contemplative cloud (for her) beguiling compositions...The warmth of Frank's voice is as soothing as Kenny Wheeler's flugelhorn or Jim Hall's guitar, anchored by a lyrical sense of forthcoming. And like the Brooklyn street it's named after, Ocean Av expresses a poignant air of serenity amid the bustle of an unsettled existence." - Ron Hart, Downbeat Magazine

Die Songs der in New York lebenden Sängerin und Komponistin Emma Frank treffen sich in einer Welt zwischen zeitgenössischem Jazz und Folk.

Diese Musik wurzelt einerseits im amerikanischen Folk und ist gleichzeitig voll von unerwarteten Melodien und Rhythmen, die einen überraschen ohne vertrackt zu klingen.

Emma Frank’s Band, bestehend aus Jim Black am Schlagzeug, Elias Stemeseder am Klavier und Desmond White am Bass, verleiht ihrer Musik Spontanität und Offenheit und wahrt dabei immer die Qualität und Tiefe des erzählenden Songs.

Auf dieser Tour stellen Sie ihr aktuelles Album “Ocean Avenue” vor, was als “kleines Meisterwerk” gelobt wurde ( Will Layman, Popmatters). Ihr neues Album “Come Back” erscheint im Frühjahr 2019 auf Justin Time Records.

Jim Black
Born in 1967, Jim Black grew up in Seattle alongside future colleagues Chris Speed, Andrew D'Angelo and Cuong Vu. After cementing their personal and artistic relationships in Seattle's various youth jazz ensembles, in 1985 they moved to Boston, where Black entered the Berklee School of Music. In Boston, Black, Speed and D'Angelo formed Human Feel with guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel, which rapidly attracted the attention of the jazz cognoscenti in Boston, New York and beyond. 
By 1991, Black and the other members of Human Feel had moved to New York City, where they electrified the Downtown music scene then centered around the Knitting Factory and rapidly became among the city's busiest sidemen. Black's early years in New York saw him take featured roles in some of the most critically acclaimed bands of the time, like Tim Berne's Bloodcount, Ellery Eskelin's trio, and Dave Douglas's Tiny Bell Trio. Thus began fifteen years of near-constant touring and recording, with the above bands as well as artists like Uri Caine, Dave Liebman, Nels Cline, Steve Coleman, Tomasz Stanko, and Laurie Anderson. .

-Elias Stemeseder is a Berlin and New York based musician working in a wide-ranging variety of musical idioms. Born near Salzburg, Austria in 1990, he studied at Anton Bruckner Conservatory in Linz and at UdK Berlin. Past, present and future musical collaborators include John Zorn, Jim Black, Laurie Anderson, Greg Cohen, Anna Webber, Thomas Morgan, Mat Maneri, Joey Baron, Billy Mintz and Nels Cline. Elias has been featured as a pianist and/or composer at Umbria Jazz, Winter Jazz and Moers festivals, and at concert venues such as The Village Vanguard, Konzerthaus Berlin and Haus der Berliner Festspiele. He has received grants and scholarships from SKE/austro mechana, Bundeskanzleramt Österreich and UdK Berlin.

emmafrankmusic.com


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EINTRITT
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.

ENTRANCE FEES
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!!!