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Markus Ehrlich- sax (DE )
Larry Porter- Piano ( US )
Igor Spallati- Bass ( IT )
Ugo Alunni- Drums ( IT )

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 16.06.19

John Coltrane said about Getz: " Let's face it, we'd all sound like that if we could "

Stan Getz  was known also as " The Sound "  because of his fetherlight, vibratoless and lyrical tone that showed the influence of his idol, Lester Young.  His breakthrough came in the mid-forties  when he was hired to play with Woody Herman's Second Herd Orchestra as member of the unusual sax section ( three tenors and  one bariton sax ) known as the " Four Brothers ". Having played and recorded with the likes of Oscar Peterson, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie and Antonios Carlos Jobim to name a few,  Getz is described by critic Scott Yanow as “One of the all-time great tenor saxophonists.”

Larry Porter
Larry Porter is one of the most respected American Jazz pianists currently residing in Germany. His professional career spans over five decades and his mastery of the art and language of Jazz have brought him to every corner of the world. He has collaborated and worked with some of the greatest American jazz legends including: Chet Baker, Mel Lewis, Archie Shepp Thad Jones, Art Farmer etc.

Markus Ehrlich (*1987 in Germany) is a Berlin-based musician. He performs and has performed as a saxophonist, clarinetist and flutist all over Europe, for example in places like Konzerthaus Berlin, Jazzdor Festival Strasbourg, JazzFest Brno, Silk Road Festival Baku, Musikzentrum De Bijloke Ghent and XJazz Festival Berlin.

Markus can be heard on numerous CDs and in radio broadcasts and productions. Among his most recent projects are the band Snooze-On, a jazz-duo with world-renowned bassist Greg Cohen and the jazz-quartet Mifrás. Furthermore he played and still plays with lots of other famous artists and bands from different genres, such as the Ed Partyka Jazz Orchestra, Electro Deluxe, Moritz von Woellwarth Abstrakt Orchester, Ack van Rooyen, Marc Muellbauers „Kaleidoscope“, Joe Jackson, The Major Minors and many more.

Founded in 2013, his ensemble „Markus Ehrlichs Flexible Eingreiftruppe“ (german for: „flexible task-force“) was created to bring lots of interesting and special projects to life, that carry his thumb-print and benefit from his wide interests, ideas and talents.
Born and raised in a musical family, Markus picked up the clarinet at the age of eight and added the tenor-saxophone when he was twelve.

From 2007 to 2009 he studied jazz with Prof. Juergen Seefelder at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Mannheim. After three more years with Gregoire Peters and Prof. Peter Weniger at the Jazz-Institut Berlin (Berlin University of the Arts / Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler) he graduated in July 2012.
During that time Markus was lucky enough to study with renowned artists, such as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Claudio Puntin, John Hollenbeck, Gerard Presencer, Mark Turner, Jim Black, Michael Abene, Joey Baron, Larry Grenadier, Jeff Ballard and many more.


Igor Spallati was Born In Perugia ( Italy )in 1985.

In 2009 he finishes his classical studies in Italy,

After that, he moves to Berlin to study at the Jazz Institut Berlin, where he studied with Professor Greg Cohen, Kurt Rosenwinkel, John Hollenbeck.

Played with Billy Hart, Fred Hersch, Joe Chambers, David Gilmore, Brad Shapik, Lenny Pickett, Joe Hisaishi, Andy Gravish, Pietro Tonolo, Dado Moroni, Gabriele Mirabassi, Louis Bacalov and more.

Ugo Alunni is a drummer from Perugia, Italy. He attended the Conservatorio di Musica "Francesco Morlacchi” di Perugia (2000-2004) after which he moved to New York for further studies at the Collective School of Music (2005-2006).

He has been living in Berlin since 2010 where he studied at the Jazz Institut Berlin under the guidance of John Hollenbeck, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Greg Cohen and David Friedman, graduating in 2016.

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

Beginn 21:00 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.