Tal Arditi- g. (IL)
Uli Kempendorff- t.sax. (D)
Uri Gincel- p. (IL)
Andreas Lang- b. (DK)
Tobias Backhaus- dr (D)

The Zig Zag Jazz Club is proud to present one of the most exciting up and coming jazz stars in the European Jazz Scene. A young genius of of just 19 years, Tal has already been featured on many jazz records and has graced some of the greatest stages around the world. His current quartet features some of the most in demand and respected jazz musicians in the German Jazz Scene. The Band will be performing a fine selection of Jazz music inspired by Guitar masters such as Wes Montgomery, John Scofield, George Benson and Pat Metheny. Prepare for an evening of unparalleled virtuosity, spontaneous interactions, and fiery improvisations!

Arditi studied at the prestigious Rimon University Of Music in Israel. At the age of 17 he reached the finales at the "Israeli Jazz Player" competition. After his studies he preformed at several jazz festivals in Israel and Europe including, the "Umbria Jazz Festival," "Red Sea Jazz Festival," ''Jerusalem Jazz Festival’,’ and the "XJAZZ festival." Tal moved recently to Berlin and has quickly become one of the most sought after players in the German jazz scene. Tal has recently released his Debut album, ''Portrait''

”Arditi is a true jazz guitarist prodigy… ‘Portrait’ is a powerful debut album that aroused enthusiasm even in Pat Metheny” Music Reviews Online Magazine

”Tal Arditi is considered one of the most important discoveries of the year” LONG PLAY Online Magazine

” ‘Portrait’ Leaves the listener with the feeling of listening to a future star in guitar heavens” LP Magazine

Uli Kempendorff-
Kempendorff is one of the most demanded tenor saxophone players in Berlin. He conducts and composes for his own quartet Field with Ronny Graupe , Jonas Westergaard and Oliver Steidle . He also works regularly in bands with and by Ulrich Gumpert , Benjamin Weidekamp , Reinhold Schmölzer , Hannes Zerbe , Tobias Delius , Henrik Walsdorff , Christian Weidner , Johannes Lauer.

Uri Gincel-
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.

Andreas Lang- Lang started playing bass at the age of 16. At the beginning of the 2000s he studied at the Carl Nielsen Music Academy in Odense with Bo Stief . In Denmark he played u. a. with Anders Mogensen , Hans Ulrik , Kresten Osgood , Håvard Wiik and Mads La Cour . Since 2007 he lives in Berlin; in the German jazz scene he worked with Felix Wahnschaffe , Rudi Mahall , Christian Lillinger , Oliver Steidle , Gunter Hampel , Henrik Walsdorff , Tobias Delius and John Schröder, He was awarded the New German Jazz Prize in 2013 with the formation Hütte (with Max Andrzejewski)

Tobias Backhaus-
Backhaus is one of Germany’s most in-demand jazz drummers and a regular on the Zig Zag stage. A long list of Europe’s finest musicians rely on his versatile, swinging and creative accompaniment.


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.