SIDE-WAYS SERIES: EDITION 8
Poster design by Grycja Rd
26.09.19 – Dima Bondarev Quintet
Dima Bondarev Quartet
Attila Muehl – guitar
Igor Spallati – bass
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.
Photo © Victoria Vico
10.10.19 – Kleppan Project
Kleppan Project .
Julius Gawlik (DE) – saxophone/clarinet
Tal Arditi (IL) – guitar
Tom Berkmann (DE) – bass
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 – Gryniva / Ebobissé / Cholet
Musina Ebobissé – saxophone
Quentin Cholet– drumsHaving roots in Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Germany, a Berlin-based vocalist, composer and bandleader Ganna Gryniva (Voice & Loops) aims to combine various musical worlds from jazz to folklore music. Ganna is touring extensively in Germany and abroad with her solo program for loops and voice, performing contemporary arrangements of original folk songs she collected on her travels through Ukrainian countryside. Ganna performs regularly with a variety of ensembles and her own groups such as the contemporary jazz quintet G À N N A that features a group of up-and-coming musicians of the European Jazz scene.
Various musical collaborations have led Ganna to tours in Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, France, Greece, Polen, Ukraine, Lithuania, Russia, Hungary and others.
Born in 1990, Musina Ebobissé (Tenor saxophone) is raised in Strasbourg (FR) where he starts playing saxophone at an early age. In 2013, Musina enters the Jazz Institut Berlin, where he studies with Peter Weniger, John Hollenbeck, Jim Black, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Greg Cohen among others. Benefiting from the vivid Berlin jazz scene, he performs in a variety of musical contexts such as contemporary jazz, improvised music, world music and swing. He has played in renowned international festivals like Jazz d’Or, Wolfijazz, Jazz in Marciac, MaerzMusik, and Jazz Burghausen. His current projects as a leader are the Musina Ebobissé Quintet, ERB Trio, and Blendreed. As a side man, he plays and has recorded with G Á N N A, Thjis de Kljin Quintet, the Hans Anselm Big Band.
Quentin Cholet (Drums) was exposed to music at his young age by his father who is a jazz pianist. He studied drums and classical percussions in different schools in France and eventually moved to the Jazz Institut of Berlin to study with John Hollenbeck. After he finished his studies he moved to South Korea to study several months the local traditional music. He now keeps studying with the musicians he met over these last years in Europe. Based in Berlin, her has recently been performing in China, South-Korea, Japan and Europe.
/// www.ganna-gryniva.de ///
07.11.19 – Graupe/Vesterberg/Roth
Albin Vesterberg – Gitarre
Jan Roth – SchlagzeugDie Band nutzt Skizzen und Stücke von Ronny Graupe als Ausgangspunkt für gemeinsame Improvisationen,
welche sich von verschiedensten Stilistiken inspirieren lassen.
Mit 2 elektrischen Harmonie-, als auch Melodieinstrumenten plus Schlagzeug werden verschiedene Klangräume beleuchtet. Dabei werden sowohl elektronische-, als auch akustische Elemente verwendet. Es könnte leise werden.
14.11.19 – Julius Windisch Quartet
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”
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
12.12.19 – Lindhorst/Pringle/Williams/Santner
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.