Lineup Fall 2019

SIDE-WAYS SERIES: EDITION 8

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26.09.19 – Dima Bondarev Quintet

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Dima Bondarev Quartet

Dima Bondarev – trumpet
Attila Muehl – guitar
Igor Spallati – bass
Jesus Vega – drums
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Dima’s dedication to jazz has been around since early childhood. In his early twenties, he became part of two well-known Ukrainian jazz bands, Magnifika Group and Acoustic Quartet. After moving to Berin in 2013 Dima formed his own international band, which has shared many happy and glorious moments together. Some of the highlights are : the 2nd price of ’50. Jazz and Odra festival’ in Wroclaw (Poland, 2014), the 1st Price of Festival de Jazz à Montauban (France, 2014) and JIB-Jazz-Preis Der Karl Hofer Gesellschaft Gestiftet von Toni und Albrecht Kumm (Germany, 2015), 2nd Price of Umbria Jazz Festival (Italy, 2017). On September 2017 Dima’s Quintet released his debut album under the Unit Records called I’m Wondering. In beginning of 2018 Dima formed his new Quartet. This project played many concerts in Germany and Poland. On January 2019 Band got grant from Berliner Senat for recording album. Dima has been collaborating with many outstanding musicians of European and American scenes, among them – Greg Cohen, Joey Baron, NDR Big Band, Jim Black, Nels Cline, Steve Turre, Conrad Herwig and many others.

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Photo © Victoria Vico 

10.10.19 – Kleppan Project

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Julius Gawlik (DE) – saxophone/clarinet
Tal Arditi (IL) – guitar
Tom Berkmann (DE) – bass

Amund Kleppan (NO) – drums
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Kleppan Project is a new group with international up-and-coming jazz musicians. The Norwegian jazz drummer Amund Kleppan recorded his debut album «Venture» earlier this year, which will be released in November. There will be presented music from this record in addition to other originals from the band members.

Amund Kleppan currently studies at the Jazz Institute Berlin and last year he won a Danish Music Award with his band Aloft Quartet. He has played with artists such as Arild Andersen, Marius Neset, Randy Ingram and Marcin Wasilewski.

Youtube: Amund Kleppan “Venture” 

24.10.19 – Harry Vetro’s “Northern Ranger” (CAD)

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Harry Vetro’s “Northern Ranger” (CAD)
Nelson Moneo – violin
Noah Franche-Nolan – Piano  
Jill McKenna – Bass

Harry Vetro – Drums

In 2017, as Canada celebrated 150 years of confederation, 23 year old Hamilton drummer Harry Vetro took to the road. He traveled coast to coast, visiting communities in the six Indigenous cultural areas in Canada (Arctic, Subarctic, Northwest Coast, Plateau, Plains, and Eastern Woodlands), in an effort to connect with musicians and artists from different cultural backgrounds, and to better understand the land’s long cultural history. Harry Vetro released his debut CD Northern Ranger on October 20, 2018 at Gallery 345 in Toronto, Ontario.

Vetro’s debut album – tells the story of his travels. A jazz musician by training, Harry melded his own style of improvised music with folk and classical influences to create a deeply personal statement, one that speaks to the country as a whole.

www.harryvetro.com

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07.11.19 – Off The Record

Off The Record Profile

Off The Record
Ronny Graupe – Gitarre
Dominik Bukowski – Vibraphon
Adam Żuchowski – Kontrabass
Oliver Steidle – Schlagzeug
Off The Record ist ein in diesem Jahr gegründetes Quartett mit Musikern aus Polen und Deutschland.
Signifikant ist die Paarung Vibraphon/Gitarre. Zwei Instrumente, die sowohl melodisch, als auch harmonisch agieren können.
Es werden Kompositionen aus der Feder von Ronny Graupe gespielt.
Dabei geht es um sich entwickelnde kompositorische Bögen, die Improvisationen Raum geben. Form, Struktur und an freies Spiel grenzende Improvisationsfelder treffen aufeinander.
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Photo © Mateusz Weyden
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14.11.19 – Julius Windisch Quartet

Julius Windisch
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Julius Windisch Quartet
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Sölvi Kolbeinsson – sax
Julius Windisch – piano/comp
Felix Henkelhausen – bass
Max Santner – drums

Julius tries to think outside of categories and to combine different kinds of music that inspire him.

Complex rhythmical structures, playful, quick change of roles, free improvisations, simple and catchy melodies as well as a special harmonic language meet. He is lucky enough to have his compositions executed by one of the most sought-after players from the Berlin scene. Even though many parameters are set through the compositions there is still a good amount of freedom that makes the music sound different each time.

28.11.19 – Fyodor Stepanov’s “Legion Live in Us”

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Fyodor Stepanov’s “Legion Live in Us”
Mette Nadja Hansen– vox,
Sölvi Kolbeinsson– clarinet/alto,
Joschka Oßke– keys,
Danil Zverkhanovsky– guitar,
Fyodor Stepanov– bass/comp,
Philip Dornbusch– drums.
 

Legion Live in Us is the ensemble and the collaboration of different artists set to interpret the music of a Russian composer and bass-player Fyodor Stepanov.
This project is dedicated to the songwriting as a form of storytelling, as, perhaps, one of the most ancient forms of art. 

The music draws its sonic vocabulary upon a vast array of sources, as diverse as the early XX-es century classical music (in particular, the works of pre-serial Stravinsky and Schoenberg, Charles Ives and the members of Les Six), with a good portion of pop and rock influences and some elements of free-improvised music, although without prescribing itself to any specific genre. 

The sources of literary inspiration behind the lyric writing sometimes may range between old science-fiction novels and the works of magical realism authors. 

Every song is a distinct character and, like the heteronyms of Fernando Pessoa (whose poem has lent its title to this project) coexisting under the cover of the same volume of selected poetry, every one of them lives its own life within the time of a concert. 

05.012.19 – Olga Amelchenko Quartet

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Olga Amelchenko Quartet
Olga Amelchenko – Alto saxophone / Composition
Igor Osypov – Guitar
Igor Spallati – Double Bass
Jesus Vega – Drums
Created in November 2015, the Olga Amelchenko Quartet is an international band which brings together active young musicians from the Berlin jazz scene. Crossing barriers and frontiers, they establish a vivid communication through music, and strive for a multicultural form of expression. The bands opens up a field of experimentation, through which the compositions of the young saxophonist blend her modern jazz influences with Folk and Rock.

12.12.19 – Lindhorst/Pringle/Williams/Santner

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Lindhorst/Pringle/Williams/Santner
Jonathan Lindhorst– saxophone
Mark Pringle – piano
Huw V Williams (UK) – bass
Max Santner – drums

An international collaboration of musicians from Canada, the UK, and Austria, dating back over 10 years when they first met at the JIMS Improvised Music Workshop in Salzburg, this stellar group presents original music that rests somewhere between the avant-garde corners of modern classical, free jazz, and art rock.

www.jonathanlindhorst.com

 

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About

Jonathan and Mags
Photo © Mari Poller

Side-Ways Series (formerly Dujardin Jazz Nights) is a non-profit initiative dedicated to the presentation and promotion of local Berlin artists from different scenes and styles within the jazz and improvised music community. We also foster international collaborations by bringing in musicians from other countries to perform with local musicians. Our mission is to provide the artists with a respectful and supportive environment where they can present their music in a serious way to an appreciative audience, and to build and develop that audience. The seasonal concert series was started by Mags Briggs and Jonathan Lindhorst in February 2016 and has been developed though the strong support and partnership with our host venue, the Cafe Dujardin in Wedding.

 

Past Lineups

Spring 2019
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17.01.19: McHenry/Westergaard/Smith
24.01.19: Triebwerk Hornung
07.02.19: Rosemarine
21.02.19: Sebastian Noelle Quartet
07.03.19: Toms Rudzinskis Quintet
21.03.19: Hover Trout
04.04.19: Clair-obscur
18.04.19: Die Enttäuschung
02.05.19: Mirna Bogdanovic Group
23.05.19: Volcano Bjorn.

 

Fall 2018
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06.09.18: Ohrenschmaus (Allemano/Sundland/Griener)
20.09.18: Tanrikulu’s A Priori
04.10.18: Tether
18.10.18: Myriad 3
01.11.18: Lindhorst/Pringle/Heneklhausen/Hočevar
08.11.18: Azolia
22.11.18: A.L.F. (Maksymiw/Henkelhausen/Wandinger)
06.12.18: Damir Out Loud presents: “Earworm!”
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Spring 2018
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01.02.18: Tanrikulu / Banner / Forde / Andrejowski
15.02.18: Lindhorst / Williams Quartet
01.03.18: Oliver Portraz’s ‘This Is Not My Dog’
15.03.18: Sebastien Ammann’s Color Wheel
29.03.18: Super Trio featuring Bill McHenry, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and Joe Smith
12.04.18: Filipe Duarte Trio
19.04.18: Felix Henkelhausen Quintet
03.05.18: CAM (Weidner / Lang / Baumgärtner)
10.05.18: Ganna Gryniva’s ‘Dyki Lys’
24.05.18: Mussina Ebobisse Quintet
07.06.18: Dan Peter Sundland’s ‘Home Stretch’
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Fall 2017
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28.09.17: Melt Trio
12.10.17: Tal Arditi Trio
26.10.17: Kempendorff/Graupe/Donkin/Arutyunyan
02.11.17: Earshot
16.11.17: Dima Bondarev Quartet CD Release
30.11.17: Lunar Mansions
07.12.17: Anne Mette Iversen’s ‘Ternion Quartet’
21.12.17: Fake Noise
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Spring 2017
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12.01.17: Sven Ziebarth Quintet
26.01.17: Mussina Ebobissé’s ‘Steeping Time’
02.02.17: Filipe Duarte Trio
09.02.17: Dima Bondarev Quartet
16.02.17: Delius / Banner / Forde / Andrzejewski
23.02.17: Ear Conditioning
02.03.17: At the Races
16.02.17: The Good Old Good Ones
30.03.17: David Molina’s ‘Ambrodavi’
13.04.17: Volcano Björn
27.04.17: Olga Amelchenko Quartet
11.05.17: Alex Maksymiw Trio
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Fall 2016
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01.09.16:  Lindhorst / Maksymiw / Sundland / Baumgärtner
15.09.16:  Far East Trio
29.09.16:  Igor Osypov Quartet
13.10.16:  Volcano Bjorn
27.10.16: Earshot
10.11.16: Holan Lovett
24.11.16: Frog ! (Striffler / Forde / Banner)
01.12.16: Alex Baboian Trio
08.12.18: BOUNCE
Spring 2016
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18.02.16: Jonathan Lindhorst Quartet
17.03.16: Lindhorst / Molina Quartet
14.04.16: Maksymiw / Henkelhausen / Leipnitz
28.4.16: The Good Old Good Ones
12.05.16: Lindhorst / Janke / Sundland
02.06.16: Eyal Lovett Trio
17.07.16: Meinhart / Maksymiw Quartet
21.07.16: Lindhorst / Ammann Quintet
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Uferstrasse 12, Wedding, Berlin, 13357

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