Dima Bondarev - trumpet (UA)
Dustin Drews - sax (USA)
Julia Perminova - piano (RU)
Tom Berkmann - bass (D)
Jesus Vega - drums (USA)

Roy Anthony Hargrove was an American jazz trumpeter. He won worldwide notice after winning two Grammy Awards for differing types of music in 1997 and in 2002. Hargrove primarily played in the hard bop style for the majority of his albums, especially performing jazz standards on his 1990's albums.

Hargrove was the bandleader of the progressive group the RH Factor, which combined elements of jazz, funk, hip-hop, soul, and gospel music. Its members have included Chalmers "Spanky" Alford, Pino Palladino, James Poyser, Jonathan Batiste, and Bernard Wright. His longtime manager was Larry Clothier.

A quiet and retiring person in life, Hargrove struggled with kidney failure. He died of cardiac arrest brought on by kidney disease on November 2, 2018 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. According to his manager, Larry Clothier, Hargrove had been on dialysis for the last 14 years of his life

Dima Bondarev
Born in 1984 in Ukraine, Dima Bondarev began playing the trumpet at the age of 9. He discovered his passion for Jazz after initially studying classical music as a child.

In 2011 and 2016, he was awarded the Polish Cultural Scholarship “Gaude Polonia” and went on to study in Warsaw and Wroclaw with Piotr Wojtasik and Robert Majewski.

Between 2008 and 2013, Bondarev was very active in Ukraine, Russia and Poland taking part in major Jazz festivals and concert tours. He is a member of the famous Ukrainian Jazz band Acoustic Quartet and Magnifika group. Since 2007, he has participated in various international music contests and festivals in Russia and Ukraine. In 2010 he won the grand prize at MuzEnergo Festival, Usadba Jazz Festival and the First Award at International Contest of Young Jazz Performers named after Kim Nazaretov (Rostov-on-Don) in 2011.

Since 2013 Bondarev has been based in Berlin where he undertook both Batchelor and Master studies at the Jazz Institut Berlin (JIB) 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.

He received the Deutschlandstipendium in 2017 as well as the JIB-Jazz-Preis der Karl Hofer Gesellschaft in 2015 for the Bondarev/Osypov Quintet.

Bondarev’s own group, the Dima Bondarev Quintet, 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.

His debut Album “I’m Wondering” 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 has collaborated with 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.

Dustin Drews
Saxophonist Dustin Drews is a highly adept improviser, whose off-the-cuff and emotionally charged delivery finds its place within the scope of melodic and experimental post-bop. Born in Houston, Texas, at age 9, Drews grew up learning music with his brother. His interest in music further lead him to start his formal education at The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, a school that has produced such notable players as Jason Moran, Kendrick Scott, Mike Moreno, Robert Glasper, and Eric Harland.

Afterwards, Drews attended the University of Miami on a full scholarship and later the University of Northern Colorado for his masters, in which during those times he received numerous awards and honorable mentions from Downbeat and ASCAP. From the onset to later years, Drews has grown under the private tutelage of David Liebman, David Caceres, Gary Keller, and Andrew Dahlke; and on a somewhat broader scale - Jim White, Ron Miller, Todd DelGiudice, Curtis Fuller, Winard Harper, and George Cables; many of the latter having been during his stay at the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program.

Drews currently resides in Berlin, Germany, where he works on other projects alongside his own. Some of the many notable musicians whom he has worked with are included in his upcoming debut album Controversy - Igor Osypov, Uri Gincel, Jesus D. Vega, and Andreas Lang. Drews' debut album Controversy is a long-awaited tally of influences and concepts touching on lyricism, microtonal structures, traditional and odd meters; a lyrically aggressive post-bop jazz album.

Julia Perminova is a young and talented pianist and composer. Born in Tyumen, Russia.

In 2017 graduated Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, Moscow, Russia. Being a freshman at the Academy, Julia won several international competitions: Kim Nazaretov Contest for young jazz musicians (Rostov-on-Don), "Grand Piano in Jazz" contest (Moscow), Gnesin's Jazz (Moscow), Johnny Răducanu International Jazz Festival (Brăila, Pomania). In 2015 Julia was introduced as one of participants on International Festival "Future of Jazz", organized by Igor Butman. In 2016 took I first prize in the contest "International Talent" (Costa Brava, Spain). Also she took a part in various jazz festivals playing with famous Russian and foreign musicians: Linus Lindblom, Valeriy Ponomaryov, Vitaliy Golovnev, Igor Butman and Moscow Jazz Orchestra. Julia has her own trio where she plays her own music. In 2018 she released her first album "Revival", which was recorded in Moscow. Now she is a student of Jazz Institut (Berlin, Germany)

Julia Perminova is a very intelligent and talented musician. She always brings a touch of her very special expression and sincerity to the projects she is involved in. Her music is so full of vital power that neither the audience nor the musicians themselves are left untouched.

Tom Berkmann is a german jazz musician living in Berlin.

Still being in high school he started studying Jazz Bass at the Richard-Strauss-Conservatory in Munich with Paulo Cardoso. After graduating from school he moved to Berlin to study at the Jazz Institute with Greg Cohen, Kurt Rosenwinkel and John Hollenbeck. He was a DAAD scholar (German Academic Exchange Service) and graduated from Manhattan School of Music in New York with a Master of Music degree, where he studied with Jay Anderson.

Tom has toured with various groups in Germany, the United States, the UK, Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Slovakia and Romania. He was a semifinalist in the Jazz Competition of the International Double Bass Convention “Bass 2010” in Berlin. For the soundtrack of the movie “Oh Boy” he received the German Academy Award for Best Filmscore and the German Critic’s Award for Best Soundtrack at the Berlin Film Festival Berlinale in 2013. The album of his latest project “Scopes”, co-lead with drummer Mathias Ruppnig, will be released on Whirlwind Recordings on March 29th 2019, featuring Ben van Gelder and Tony Tixier.

Jesus Vega is a Mexican-American Drummer/Composer currently residing in Berlin, Germany. Born in King City, California, he was afforded the opportunity to take part in the Monterey Jazz Festival's Education Program and County Honor Ensemble. He holds a Bachelor's in Music from Sacramento State University and a Masters in Jazz and Improvisation from the University of Nevada, Reno. Mr. Vega has had to privilege to study/perform with: Vince Lateano, Mike McMullen, Peter Epstein, David Ake, Andrew Heglund, Igor Osypov, Dima Bondarev, Felix Henkelhausen as well as many other heavy cats.

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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.