Brian Dickinson - p.
Alex Maksymiw - g.
Josh Ginsberg - b.
Sebastian Merk - dr.

Pianist/Composer Brian Dickinson has been a mainstay on the jazz scene both in Canada and internationally for the past thirty-five years. He has performed and recorded with such jazz greats as Kenny Wheeler, Jerry Bergonzi, Lee Konitz, Randy Brecker, Dave Liebman and Pat LaBarbera. He has released over a dozen recordings under his own name, from duos with artists such as Kenny Wheeler and Lee Konitz, to large projects, most recently "Music For Jazz Orchestra". As a sideman, Brian has appeared on over eighty recordings.

-Joshua Ginsburg is an American jazz bassist and composer. He has toured internationally with many renowned artists, such as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jeremy Pelt, George Colligan, Logan Richardson, Aruán Ortiz, Tom Guarna, Sachal Vasandani, Helen Sung and others. He has also performed with influential musicians such as Tom Harrell, Mulgrew Miller, Mark Turner, Robert Glasper, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Gregory Hutchinson, Ambrose Akinmusire, and Aaron Parks.

— Sebastian Merk is considered to be one of the best and most in demand Jazz Drummers in the German Jazz Scene. He appears on over 40 Recordings, has toured the world extensively, and has performed at various International Festivals including:

German Jazzfestival, Jazzfest Berlin, Jazzbaltica, Gexto Jazzfestival Stuttgart, Jazz Open ,Neuer Deutscher Jazzpreis etc.

Sebastian has collaborated with the like of: Kalle Kalima, Carsten Daerr, Pepe Berns, Ronny Graupe, Sebastian Studnitzky, Michael Wollny, Tilman Ehrhorn, Silke Eberhard, Daniel Erdmann, John Schröder, Uli Kempendorff, Matthias Schriefl, Christian Weidner and many more.

Sebastian Merk holds a professorship for Jazz/Rock/Pop drumming at the HfM „Carl Maria von Weber“ University in Dresden.

-Alex Maksymiw
“…Maksymiw is the pacesetter with his understated atmospheric chord voicings and subliminal ostinato grooves shrewdly mixed just enough in the background to provide a liquescent trancelike underpinning via bop, ballads and a cross pollination of assorted jazz vernaculars. He weaves in and out of matters amid a few fiery breakouts…” – All about jazz

“…A superb technician with vision and offers us modern jazz advocates a very timely breath of fresh air.” – All about jazz


Beginn 21: 15 Uhr( Einlass 20:00 Uhr) 
Eintritt frei – Beitrag erwünscht


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.