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Leo Forde - Guitar (UK/USA)
Laurent Humeau - Clarinet (FR)
Dima Bondarev -Trumpet (UKR)
Declan Forde - Piano (UK)
Sidney Werner (DE)

The Zig Zag is proud to announce a brand new and fresh Sunday concert series that showcases a community of jazz artists responsible for bringing about an explosion of energy and life into the Berlin jazz scene. The series will feature some of the most in demand, highly skilled and exciting young jazz talents in the scene today. Going against the trend of complexity, abstraction and the “academization” of the arts, these young masters have taken the jazz scene by surprise by packing in the clubs and bringing back to life a love and passion for hard swinging music. Performances are completely acoustic with little to no amplification. Subtle interaction, melodic focus and soulful virtuosity is at play here. If you’re interested in listening to some of the finest swinging sounds of jazz this is not an event to miss out on.

SUNDAY 24.03.19

An evening celebrating the swinging music of Django Reinhardt and New Orleans from an International band of some of Berlin’s top musicians plus New Orleans guitarist Leo Forde.

 Ein Abend, in dem die schwingende Musik von Django Reinhardt und New Orleans von einer internationalen Band einiger Berliner Topmusiker sowie dem New Orleans-Gitarristen Leo Forde gefeiert wird.

Leo Forde
Leo Forde is a guitarist from Glasgow, Scotland. He has been living in New Orleans since 2014 and can be found in the heart of the French Quarter every day playing with the best musicians in the city. He plays regularly with Meschiya Lake, Shotgun Jazz Band, Jazz Vipers, Aurora Nealand and many others. 

Dima Bondarev 
Ukrainian trumpet player DIMA BONDAREV has already made himself a name as one of the most respected up and coming young jazz musicians in Germany. Bondarev´s dedication to jazz has been around since early childhood. After moving to Berin in 2013 Bondarev formed his own international band reaching critical acclaim and respect on the international jazz stage. 2nd price of '50. Jazz and Odra festival' in Wroclaw (Poland, 2014), the 1st Price of Festival de Jazz à Montauban (France, 2014) and JIB-Jazz-Preis Der Karl Hofer Gesellschaft Gestiftet von Toni und Albrecht Kumm (Germany, 2015), 2nd Price of Umbria Jazz Festival (Italy, 2017) In September 2017 The Dima Bondarev Quintet released its debut album under Unit Records called I'm Wondering.
 Dima has been collaborating with many outstanding musicians in the European and American international jazz scene, among them - Greg Cohen, Joey Baron, NDR Big Band, Jim Black, Nels Cline, Steve Turre, Conrad Herwig and many others.

Laurent Humeau
A self-taught multi-instrumentalist, Laurent has participated in a wide variety of musical projects across Europe. Active in the swing scene since 2009, he plays manouche guitar, traditional jazz clarinet, and trumpet in projects such as Django Lassi, Gypsy Gentlemen, Musicomaniacs, Dizzybirds, and The Jungle.

Declan Forde
Declan Forde is pianist based in Berlin and originally from Glasgow, Scotland. Since 2014 he has established himself as one of the city's most versatile and sought-after pianists. He has performed with John Hollenbeck, Tobias Delius, Max Andrzejewski, Rudi Mahall, Jan Roder, Michael Griener, Vide&Inga, plays in the duo ‘Unknown Ellington’ with legendary American bassist Greg Cohen and in various projects with bassist James Banner. He has also recorded and toured with singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni and was a finalist in the 2015 Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year competition.

Sidney Werner
Sidney Werner kommt aus Berlin, studiert momentan am Jazz-Institut-Berlin bei Prof.Greg Cohen und spielt Kontrabass. Er ist ein sehr aktiver Musiker in der Berliner Szene und teil diverser Projekte wie zum Beispiel dem Montagsungeheuer des "Omniversal Earkestra" oder dem Ellingtonisch inspirierten "Far East Trio".Seine Rolle als Bassist interpretiert er dabei klassisch und versucht immer die Musik als ganzes gut klingen zu lassen, ohne sich selbst in den Vordergrund zu spielen. Er ist fast ausschliesslich im Jazz und Improvisatorischen Umfeld zu hören, doch seine Inspiration und Liebe zur Musik ist von allen Stilen und Epochen beeinflusst. Ganz nach dem berühmten Zitat: " Es gibt nur 2 Arten von Musik; Gute und Schlechte".

 www.declanfordemusic.com

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.

Beginn 20: 30 Uhr( Einlass 19:30 Uhr) 
Eintritt frei – Beitrag erwünscht

Sitzplatzreservierung

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!!!