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Reggie Moore - p. comp.
Martin Lillich - b.
Michael Kersting- dr.
Fuasi Abdul.Khaliq -t-sax. & flute
Christoph Titz - tr.

Mainstram recording artist Reggie Moore comes from distinctive jazz lineage; born in 1938, he grew up in NYC as the son of Billy Moore, musician and arranger for the Jimmy Lunceford Orchestra. Throughout his musical career which spans over 55 years, Reggie arranged for the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band and has worked with such renowned jazz greats as Johnny Hartman, Betty Carter, Anita O’Day, Harry “Sweets” Edison,

Gary Bartz, Woody Shaw, Benny Golson, Scott Hamilton, Houston Person and Kenny Burrell - to name but a few. Together with vocalist Joe Lee Wilson, Reggie performed in the Middle East as Jazz Ambassador for the U.S. State Department. Leading his own trio, Reggie has toured Japan, the United States and Europe, and recorded two albums for Mainstream. The cover text for his debut album WISHBONE was written by Nat Hentoff.

Swing-Shows Bubbling Brown Sugar und Ain ́t Misbehavin ́. Mit seinem Trio tourte Reggie durch die USA, Japan und Europa und spielte für Mainstream Records zwei Alben ein. Den Covertext für sein Debut Album schrieb Nat Hentoff.

...with his strongly propulsive beat, crispness of articulation and emotional directness, Reggie Moore does indeed communicate to a wide range of listeners...” Nat Hentoff

Since 1985 Reggie Moore has been living in Berlin, Germany, with his wife, jazz singer Cornelia Moore. His unique art, which he himself

calls “Communicable Music” and his genuine, dedicated teaching at the Jazz Institute Berlin/Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik, have been impacting the German jazz scene for the last 27 years. Reggie’s future plans include composing film music and publishing his educational concepts.

“...As a colorist and moodmaker, Mr. Moore draws predominantly from two sources to create his particular mix of hues: classical and jazz blues. Disparate as these may seem, he fuses them with the authority of a concert pianist and all the urgency of an inveterate blues man...” Procter Lipcott,The NY Times

Bassist- composer-arranger Martin Lillich feels at home in a myriad of musical genres and cultures. His experience includes concerts with Kenny Wheeler, Charlie Mariano, Mikis Theodorakis, Al DiMeola, Walter Norris, Pandit Kamalesh Maitra, Gideon Kremer and Benny Bailey, teaching at the Global Music Academy, the HfM Hanns Eisler and the Sommerakademie Jazz in Berlin.

Drummer Michael Kersting is a true jazz enthusiast. He has performed in renowned jazz clubs and at festivals all across Europe, lived and worked in NYC for a couple of years, and has shared the stage with – among many others - Chet Baker, Mal Waldron, Trilok Gurtu, Klaus Doldinger, Albert Mangelsdorff, Jaco Pastorius, Richie Beirach, Steve Lacy and Benny Golson.

Tonight, the congenial Reggie Morre Trio is joining forces with two powerful horn players: Fuasi Abdul-Khaliq (tenor saxophone & flute) and Christoph Titz (trumpet). In addition to Reggie’s genuine arrangements of beloved jazz classics, the Quintet is also playing some of Reggie’s original compositions from his Mainstream Recordings. WISHBONE REVISITED.

Fuasi Abdul-Khaliq has been performing professionally since 1972. After graduating from college, he did his post-graduate studies with the late great African-American pianist, Horace Tapscott and his non-profit institution named UGMAA (Union of God's Musicians and Artist Ascension) in Los Angeles, California. This led to a lifetime relationship with Tapscott's Pan-African People's Arkestra (PAPA), during which time he served as assistant conductor, arranger, composer, copyist to accompany his duties on saxophone, clarinet and flute. In 1991, Fuasi came to Berlin, where he became a name in the city’s jazz scene. For the last 23 years, Fuasi has toured Europe, Asia, Africa and Central America, he has led his own ensembles such as Fuasi & Ensemble, The Ebony Big Band Experience, The Horace Tapscott Memorial Ensemble and the Afro Cubano Latin Jazz Connection.

Im Frankreich-Urlaub wurde Christoph Titz von seiner Mutter gefragt, welches Instrument er denn gerne lernen wolle. Ja, was eigentlich? „Trompete!“, kam die prompte Antwort des Jungen, der nur eine vage Vorstellung hatte, was das  eigentlich für ein Instrument ist. Mittlerweile weiß man, dass er eine gute Wahl getroffen hat – der Stolberger spielt in der nationalen Musikszene ganz oben mit – und das nicht nur im Jazzbereich.

Er hat als Solist für TV-Formate wie „GZSZ“ gespielt, mit Reinhard Mey und Sarah Connor zusammengearbeitet und steht regelmäßig mit den Kollegen von Brings auf der Bühne. Sein Projekt Scetches hat fast schon Kultstatus, und auch unter seinem eigenen Namen hat er schon drei Studioalben und eine Live-Aufnahme herausgebracht.

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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.

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!!!