UGO ALUNNI- dr. ( IT )

The quartet is formed by some of the fines, most versatile and in demand musicians in the local and european jazz scene; its members have been performing in concert halls and festival al over the world, sharing the stage with the most important jazz artists. For this evening the band is paying tribute to one of the key-figures of afro-american music, Louis Daniel " Satchmo " Armstrong, selecting some of the nicest songs he's been recording thoughout his long career. Be ready for a marvelous evening of acoustic music!

Dima’s devotion to jazz has been transforming into a lifelong passion since his early childhood. Born in 1984 in Ukraine, Dima starts playing trumpet at the age of 9. Studying classical music as a child, Dima turns later on his way to jazz, a passion that still leads in his musical universe.

In 2011 and 2016, Dima wins the scholarship “Gaude Polonia” of the Minister of Culture of Poland. He studies in Warsaw and Wroclaw under the guidance of eminent Polish trumpet players Piotr Wojtasik and Robert Majewski.

Between 2008 and 2013, Dima is very active on the Ukranian, Russian and Polish jazz scene, taking part in major jazz events and making concert tours.

From his early 20’s until today, Dima is a member of the famous Ukrainian jazz band Acoustic Quartet and Magnifika group. Since 2007, he participates in various international music contests and festivals in Russia and Ukraine, where he wins the Grand Prix at MuzEnergo Festival 2010, Grand Prix at Usadba Jazz Festival 2010 and the First Award at International Contest of Young Jazz Performers named after Kim Nazaretov (Rostov-on-Don) 2011.

In 2013, Dima decides to move to Germany to dive into Berlin’s vibrant jazz scene. He attends the prestigious Jazz Institute Berlin where he studies with Gerard Presencer, Tom Arthurs, Martin Auer and Sebastian Studnitzky, as well as John Hollenbeck, Greg Cohen, Geoffroy De Masure, Julia Hulsmann, Tino Derado, Guilherme Castro and Javier Reyes.

During his study, Dima is awarded with the Deutschlandstipendium 2017 as well as the JIB-Jazz-Preis der Karl Hofer Gesellschaft 2015 for the Bondarev/Osypov Quintet.

Shortly after arriving in Berlin, Dima founds his Quintet, which has performed at festivals all around Europe including the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy, Xjazz Festival in Germany, Jazz nad Odra in Poland, Jazz Bez in Ukraine and Poland and Jazz à Montauban in France.

In the autumn of 2017, Dima Bondarev releases his debut Album « I’m Wondering » with his Quintet. This project won the 2nd price of ’50th Jazz and Odra festival’ in Wroclaw (Poland, 2014), the 1st Price of Festival de Jazz à Montauban (France, 2014), and the JIB-Jazz-Preis 2015 Der Karl Hofer Gesellschaft Gestiftet von Toni und Albrecht Kumm. The Band was also presented at the Umbria Jazz Festival as a special guest.

As a sideman Dima collaborated with renowned musicians like Greg Cohen, Joey Baron, Conrad Herwig, Steve Turre, Nels Cline, Jim Black, Dana Hall, NDR Big Band, Josh Ginsburg, Wanja Slavin, Elias Stemeseder and many others.

Dima is currently living in Berlin and can often be found in jazz clubs, festivals and jam sessions, in Germany as well as in Ukraine and other European countries.

Mark Pringle is a pianist and composer from the UK, living in Berlin and working in the fields of jazz and improvised music. He is a Yamaha Jazz Scholar and Peter Whittingham Award winner, and has performed his own music at the Late Night Proms for BBC Radio 3, Manchester Jazz Festival, The Vortex, and prominent venues across Germany, France, Denmark, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Finland, Norway, Portugal and Iceland.

Mark owes a great deal to many extraordinary musicians and creative thinkers that he was fortunate to encounter during his conservatoire studies in Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Amsterdam and Birmingham - John Taylor, Greg Cohen, Søren Kjærgaard and Harmen Fraanje to name just a few.

"Mark Pringle is an exceptionally gifted pianist and composer, and a remarkable improviser" - John Taylor, 2015

Igor Spallati, geboren am 16.08.1985 in Perugia ( Italien ) , begann im Alter von 11 Klarinette zu spielen. Mit 15 kam der elektrische Bass hinzu und mit 19 der Kontrabass.

Von 2005 bis 2009 studierte er Klassischer Kontrabass bei M° Silvio Bruni an dem “ Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali “ in Terni. Danach hat er kurzzeitig bei M° Franco Petacchi an der “ Walter Staufer “ Akademie in Cremona Klassik weiter studiert. Im Jahr 2010 zog er nach Berlin um sein Studium am Jazz Institut Berlin fortzusetzen. Dort lernte er bis seinen Abschluss im 2014 u.a. bei Greg Cohen, , John Hollenbeck und Kurt Rosenwinkel. Vielseitige Musiker, er hat Erfahrung mit mehrere Musikstilen gesammelt und auf zahllosen Bühnen in den ganzen Europa, Russland und Japan gespielt ( Konzerthaus Berlin, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Umbria Jazz Festival, Jazz at Baltica.. ) Unter anderem arbeitete er mit solche renommierten Künstler wie Joe Chambers, Billy Hart, Nasheet Waits, Fred Hersch, Ambrose Akinmusire, Jim Mcneely, Lewis Nash, Jay Anderson, Ronnie Burrage, Pietro Tonolo, Gabriele Mirabassi, Elias Stemeseder, Dado Moroni, Joe Hisaishi, Louis Bacalov, Nicola Piovani, David Russel, Marco Socias, .

Er ist in mehreren Bands und Projekten Aktiv

Born in Perugia, there he attended the Conservatory "F.Morlacchi" after which he investigated further the drums at the Collective School of Music in New York City.

He currently resides in Berlin where he graduated at the Jazz Institut under the guidance of John Hollenbeck, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Greg Cohen and David Friedman.

He has played with Rossano Emili, Perugia Jazz Orchestra, Pietro Tonolo, Joe Chambers, Dan Kinzelman, Elias Stemeseder, Phil Donkin, Uli Kempendorff, and many others.

Konzert Beginn um 20:30 Uhr (Einlass 19:30 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.