Ofer Ganor - guitar (IL)
Uri Gincel - piano (IL)
Yonatan Levi - bass (IL)
Ivars Arutyunyan - drums (LVA)


Ofer Ganor is an accomplished Israeli jazz guitarist who has studied, recorded and played with great jazz masters such as Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, James Moody and others, this will be Ofer's first ever concert in Germany, together with Uri Gincel and Yonatan Levi with whom he played countless concerts in Israel, and the addition of the young and talented Ivars Arutyunyan the quartet will feature original music by Ofer as well as some incredible songs from the American song book.
Ofer's sound and touch is unparalleled and he is considered one of the best jazz guitar players in the world!

Accompanied by one of Berlin's finest rhythm section, the music will travel between the forgotten hardbop tradition and into completely new territories in contemporary jazz and other influences. 

A one time special concert, not to be missed!
check out Ofer's last album featuring the great Jimmy Cobb : https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/oferganor

- Born 1970 in Jerusalem, Israel Ofer began his musical studies with private teachers Justin London, Steve Peskoff and Jean Claude Jones. He completed his B.M. from Berklee College of Music while receiving numerous awards and scholarships including the American Israel Cultural Foundation Award, Stephen Hollander Award, Guitar Department Award and a Downbeat Magazine up and coming musicians feature. He continued his studies in a two year program at the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute studying under many famed jazz masters such as Wynton Marsalis, Clark Terry, Jackie Mclean, Jimmy Heath and Jimmy Ponder. As part of the program he has traveled to India to represent the U.S. with his classmates along with Herbie Hancock and played in the King of Thailandʼs 60th anniversary celebrations with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock. While at the institute he also completed his M.M. from the New England Conservatory of Music and received the Gunther Schuller Award. After completing his studies he has moved to New York where he gained experience playing in many clubs and concerts with musicians such as Dwayne Eubanks, Peter Bernstein, Liz Diamond, Avi Leibovich and many others. He has recorded with Ron Carter for his Building Jazz Bass Lines book with an all star rhythm section that included Mulgrew Miller on piano and Lewis Nash on Drums. During that period he has composed music for theatrical productions of Tempest and The Golem at Yale University as well as a film score for Caves of the Mind. He also played on the soundtrack for the feature film Hugo Pool composed by Danilo Perez. In 2000 he returned to Israel and has worked with many local artists and has spent time teaching and passing on his knowledge and experience to a younger generation of musicians. He has given master classes in Israel, Cyprus and France and accompanied visiting jazz artists such as Jim Rotondi and Peter Bernstein. Ofer Ganor has recorded his debut Cd as a solo artist Solo Guitar featuring his original compositions for guitar and has two projects soon to be out. The first, a marvelous performance of a duet with pianist Omri Mor at the 2006 Tel Aviv Jazz Festival soon to be released, the other a quartet recording with Willie Jones III on drums Aaron Goldberg on Piano and Yonatan Levi on bass.

- Uri Gincel is one of the most in demand and respected Jazz pianists in Berlin. Uri´s style can be described as heavily rooted in tradition but with sensibility and understanding of bringing jazz into the modern age. His playing is dynamic, lyrical and above full of energy and power! Born in Tel-Aviv, Gincel came to Berlin in 2009 and quickly became an influential part of the Jazz scene, Uri toured the world with many projects, including "Uri Gincel Trio” and “Bonaparte” and studied under some major musicians as Arnie Lawrence and Walter Blending Jr.

- Yonatan Levi was born in 1986 in Tel-Aviv, Israel, where he displayed musical tendencies since infancy. He began classical guitar training at age 7 and finished his studies as a music major. At age 13 he was awarded a scholarship for classical stand up bass studies from the Israeli Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv. By age 16, after turning his attention to Jazz, Levi was playing with some of Israel's Jazz greatest; Amos Hoffman, Amit Golan, Avishai Cohen and others. He was honored a full scholarship to the prestigious Berkeley College of Music.
In 2006 he moved to New York City and immersed himself in the New York Jazz world, playing alongside numerous celebrated musicians including Frank Wess, Ben Dixon, Eddie Henderson, Harry Whitaker, Killer (Ray Appleton), and Donald Harrison. He spent 10 years in New York City playing continuous gigs at the city’s legendary venues, collaborating with local and international musicians and becoming a fixture in the scene.

- Originally from Latvia, Ivars Arutyunyan is musical, energetic and dynamic drummer. Despite his young age, he is already experienced musician who has traveled big part of the world and shared stage with likes of Seamus Blake, Greg Osby, Jerry Bergonzi, Logan Richardson and many others.

Beginn 21:15 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.