Mirna Bogdanović (SLO) - Vocals
Declan Forde (UK) - Piano
James Banner (UK) - Bass
Jordan Dinsdale (UK) - Drums
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.
The Good Old Good Ones play the good old good songs, those rare and special melodies from Jazz’s roots in American Broadway. Based in Berlin, this international trio share a passion for unique music and reimagine forgotten repertoire.
“The Good Old Good Ones” spielen die “good old good songs”, jene seltenen und besonderen Melodien aus den Anfangstagen der Jazzmusik am New Yorker Broadway. In Berlin ansässig, verleihen die drei Mitglieder der international besetzten Formation ihrer geteilten Leidenschaft für einzigartige Musik Ausdruck und erwecken lange vergessenes Jazz-Repertoire wieder zum Leben.
-Mirna Bogdanović is a slovenian jazz singer-songwriter based in Berlin. She has graduated from the Jazz Institute Berlin in the class of Judy Niemack, Greg Cohen and Kurt Rosenwinkel. In 2015 she has won the Downbeat Student award for “outstanding performance”. She has taken private lessons from many renowned jazz musicians across the globe, was a member of the German National Jazz Orchestra (BuJazzO) and is an active member of the Berlin jazz scene. This year she is recording her debut album with the support of Elsa Neumann scholarship (NaFög).
Mirna was born to a Slovenian mother and a Bosnian father in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She grew up in a musical environment, because of her father being a Singer/Songwriter, and so she always loved singing, dancing and performing. With 7 years old she started to play piano and since then continued with her music education.
After finishing school, Mirna continued with her classical piano studies at Academy of music in the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, and later on with jazz vocal studies at Carinthia Conservatory for Jazz and Pop in Klagenfurt, Austria.
Next to her studies she attended many workshops and took private lessons from renowned jazz musicians, such as Danilo Perez, Danny Grissett, Sheila Jordan, Amy London, Anita Wardell, Jay Clayton, Theo Blackmann, Jen Shyu and many others.
In 2011, Mirna was one of the winners of Marianne Mendt Jazz Festival competition in Austria, the scholar of Slovenian’s Ministry of Culture & Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now, Berlin.
“Singer/composer Mirna Bogdanovic has been a strong presence on the European jazz scene for some years now.
Her sultry tone, expressive phrasing and total musicality, make her the choice of many musicians “in the know”.
Comfortable in all walks of musical life, Ms. Bogdanovic is guaranteed to please.” – Greg Cohen, bass player known for his work with Ornette Coleman, John Zorn, Tom Waits, Woody Allen…
-Declan Forde is a 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.
-James Banner was born in Dudley, England in 1991. He has studied in Birmingham, Paris and Berlin, and is now based between Berlin and the UK, working around Europe as a musician, educator and composer. In the UK he is composer in residence for Make The Paint Dance, workshop leader for Jazzlines (Town Hall Symphony Hall Birmingham), as well as double bass tutor at Leeds College of Music junior school. His debut album as bandleader will be released on 18.10.2018 by the Cologne-based label JazzHausMusik, followed by a tour of Germany in March-April 2019. As a composer he received a studio award from the Berlin Senate Department of Culture and Europe and the Elsa Neumann Stipendium 2018 from the Berlin University of the Arts/Hanns Eisler, which supports the ambitious choral/improvising ensemble project Voices of Berlin.
He is active as a co-leader and sideman in projects including the Birgitta Flick Quartet, The Good Old Good Ones, Mark Pringle, Double Double Bass (with Greg Cohen) and the trio Elias Stemeseder/James Banner/Ugo Alunni, as well as numerous other international collaborative projects. He also co-curates a monthly residency alongside pianist Declan Forde named Practically Married at Berlin’s Donau115, voted one of Europe’s best jazz clubs by The Guardian.
A young British drummer based in Berlin, Jordan has studied and played with some of the greatest names in Jazz including Jimmy Cobb, Chris Cheek, Jimmy Wormworth, Mike Kanan and Yasushi Nakamura.
Studying at Leeds college of Music on a scholarship (2010-2017) he graduated with a first class honours and was awarded the CBE Peter Roberts Memorial prize, for achieving the highest marked recital performance.
In January 2017, Jordan returned to New York to study with some of the masters including Jimmy Cobb, Johnathan Blake, Ari Hoenig and Eric McPherson.
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.