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. 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 29.09.19

These four demanded gentlemen will celebrate the genius of the great "Tin Pan Alley" songwriters presenting a repertoire of gems that are now considered classics.

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. 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. 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.

Andrew Adair
Andrew Adair is an American jazz pianist currently based in Berlin. Andrew performed with some of jazz's leading artists, including Donald Harrison, Tim Warfield, and Terrell Stafford. Based in Washington, D.C. Andrew has also appeared with Benny Golson and Curtis Fuller, Marlena Shaw, and many others during their Washington performances. In 2000, Andrew played five concerts in New York and New Orleans with the newly formed Juilliard Jazz Faculty Ensemble. With his own trio, Andrew has performed recent concerts at Blues Alley (Washington, D.C.), and the German Embassy (Washington, D.C.) Andrew recorded his critically acclaimed CD "States" on the Fresh Sound New Talent Label.

Sidney Werner
Sidney Werner kommt aus Berlin, studies at the moment in the Jazz-Institut-Berlin at Prof.Greg Cohen und spielt Kontrabass. Er ist ein sehr aktiver Musiker in der Berliner Szene und teil diverser Projekte wie zum Beispiel dem Montagsungeheuer des "Omniversal Earkestra" oder dem Ellingtonisch inspirierten "Far East Trio". klingen zu lassen, ohne sich selbst in den Vordergrund zu spielen. Er ist fast ausschliesslich im Jazz und Improvisatorischen Umfeld zu hören, doch seine Inspiration und Liebe zur Musik ist von allen Stilen und Epochen beeinflusst. Ganz nach dem berühmten Zitat: "Es gibt nur 2 Arten von Musik; Gute und Schlechte"

Born in Perugia, there he attended the Conservatory "F. Morlacchi" after which he investigated the drums at the Collective School of Music in New York City. He currently resides in Berlin where he attended the Jazz Institute under the guidance of John Hollenbeck, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Greg Cohen and David Friedman 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.