The Orania.Concerts Events Calendar

The Orania.ConcertsConcerts with great artists living in Berlin.

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    Orania.Jazz

    Giorgio Crobu Trio

    Jazz von Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Smith, Cole Porter etc.

    Tal Balshai, organ
    Giorgio Crobu, guitar
    Andrea Marcelli, drums

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    A tribute to guitarist Wes Montgomery and organist Jimmy Smith by Sardinian guitar virtuoso Giorgio Crobu and his organ trio with Tal Balshai on Hammond organ and Andea Marcelli on drums. Groove jazz, blues and swing merge into a magical, life-affirming evening. Catchy melodies, fast progressions and natural sounds accompany the listener through a concert guaranteed to soothe the body and soul.
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    Orania.Grooves

    KB-3

    Klaus Brennsteiner, drums
    Connor Fitzgerald, guitar, vocals
    Sebastian Gieck, bass

    Orania.Stage

    The art of trio is where it all started for those three gentlemen. Funk music has been the constant companion on the way for more than a decade now. You are in for a funky ride fusing many urban music styles like jazz, funk and hiphop.
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    Orania.Piano

    Eren Solak

    Orania.Stage

    Eren began his professional training with a classical education at Badisches Konservatorium Karlsruhe and continued his studies in Jazz at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin with Reggie Moore and Jiggs Whigham. As a sought-after sideman, he works with artists from all over the world and performs concerts all over Europe. Collaborations and record releases with the duo Âme and his own project Pied Plat soon followed paying tribute to his roots in classical music and journey via jazz to techno. Eren is a wanderer, from various wind instruments to DJ-ing and producing, he has constantly expanded the dimensions of his work. But one love that has always remained is the grand piano and its versatility to provide melody, harmony and rhythm as a whole.
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    Orania.Piano

    Marque Löwenthal

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    After learning classical music for 10 years Marque caught the jazz "bug" and has been trying to understand and perform this art form for some 40 odd years. “I've been lucky enough to play with some phenomenal musicians such as Tony Scott, Bireli Lagrene, Ira Sullivan, Ernie Watts, the cult group Embryo, Paramashivam, as well as my best friends Chris Hirson and Geoff Goodman. I've played with many accomplished and enthusiastic musicians in Freiburg and Berlin, Germany, as well as in the USA, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, etc. For the past 13 years I've been primarily working with and accompanying Lyambiko, who has developed into one of Germany's premier jazz singers.” At solo piano concerts Marque plays primarily his own arrangements of old "classics" and standards, or bossa nova and blues-oriented pieces, as well as his own compositions.
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    Orania.Piano

    Lionel Haas

    Orania.Stage

    Lionel Haas was born in Bonn on 27 December 1971. He took his first piano lessons at the age of nine and developed an early interest in jazz, blues and rock. At the end of 1999 he moved to Berlin, where he began to make a name for himself by performing in Berlin's jazz venues. In spring 2002 he founded the Lionel Haas Quintet. This evolved into the sextet formation BLOWING FRONT in 2007, which features three-horn arrangements of his original compositions in the style of straight-ahead jazz and groove music. Blowing Front won the 'Jazz and Blues Award' in 2007. In addition, Lionel Haas works as a supporting artist in various notable band projects in Berlin and continues to develop his musical versatility.
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    Orania.Unplugged

    Matti Klein meets Tayfun Schulzke

    Matti Klein, piano
    Tayfun Schulzke, percussion

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    Always spontaneous, full of surprises, with great joy in playing and a fat groove. This duo performs 'all time favourites' and their own compositions. Matti Klein is a brilliant jazz pianist and was a founding member of the German jazzfunk cult band Mo' Blow. His passion for vintage instruments like Wurlitzer and Rhodes Bass are the main inspiration for his own current project Soul Trio. Since 2013, he has been the musical director and keyboardist for worldwide performances with Brazilian soul-jazz icon Ed Motta. Tayfun Schulzke uses a wide range of unusual percussion instruments. He learned African rhythms and expanded his skills especially with Indian tabla (Prof. Sankha Chatterjee / Calcutta), Cuban conga (rumba with J.A.Mehnert) and cajon. In addition to studio work, acting and television appearances, Tayfun Schulzke has also performed at various festivals.
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    Orania.Jazz

    Chat Noir

    Amadeus Chiodi, soprano sax
    Francois Giroux, guitar
    Christian Fischer, double bass
    Hauke Renken, vibraphone

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    Chat Noir Berlin is an international, acoustic swing quartet composed of soprano saxophone, acoustic guitar, double bass and vibraphone.This original cast creates a distinctive sound. The four musicians from Germany, Canada and Corsica play their own compositions and swing classics of the 1920s and 1930s.Somewhere between gipsy, jazz and swing. With original arrangements, fiery improvisations and virtuosity, Chat NoirBerlin inspire the audience wherever they play!
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    Orania.Grooves

    Rolf Zielke Latin Trio

    Rolf Zielke, piano
    Guilherme Castro, bass
    Topo Gioia, percussion

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    The fast-paced, masterful performance as well as the musicians’ unrestrained joy of improvisation conveys a refreshing and exuberant listening experience: breath-taking grooves that, far from rhythmic jazz clichés, are powerful and captivating. The programme consists mainly of compositions by pianist Rolf Zielke and his spectacular arrangements of opera arias by George Frideric Handel. Guilherme Castro on bass began his musical career as an instrumentalist and composer in Rio de Janeiro. In 1982 he came to Germany, where he founded the group "Amazonas" together with Ronaldo Folegatti and Dudu Tucci. Daniel "Topo" Gioia, born in Argentina, began his percussion studies at 15. In 1973 he moved to Spain, where he performed with various ensembles. He has lived in Berlin since 1977 and founded the band Ipanema here. "The listener experiences piano trio jazz of the Champions League" (Jazzpodium).
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    Orania.Piano

    Agita Rando

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    Latvian-born Agita Rando studied church music at the Latvian Music Academy in Riga. A scholarship brought her to Bremen in 2000, where she completed graduate studies in organ playing under the tuition of Hans-Ola Ericsson and Harald Vogel. Whilst working as a musician in the genres church music, classical music and jazz, Agita also studied jazz-piano under Joe Dinkelbach, Ed Kröger, Detlev Beier and Georg Rox. Since 2008, Agita Rando has been working in Berlin as a pianist, composer and organist.
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    Orania.Piano

    Declan Forde

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    Declan Forde is a pianist from Scotland and has been living in Berlin since 2014. In these past five years Forde has become the pianist of choice in Berlin across a broad spectrum of musical situations. From Early Jazz like Igor Spallati’s Musicomaniacs, to performing the music of Duke Ellington with American bassist Greg Cohen (Ornette Coleman, John Zorn, Woody Allen, etc). Forde also performs solo and was invited by the Berliner Festspiele to perform as part of American artist Rashid Johnson’s installation Antoine’s Organ at Berlin’s Gropius Bau from July-December 2019. He curates a monthly series at the club Donau115, named ‘one of the best jazz clubs in Europe’ by The Guardian, with bassist James Banner. The duo released their first album ‘Circus’ featuring João Lopes Pereira in October 2018.
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    Orania.Piano

    Daniel Stawinski

    Orania.Stage

    Daniel Stawinski began classical piano lessons at the age of 6. A few years later, he switched to jazz, taught by Alexander von Schlippenbach and Aki Takase. From 2001 to 2005 he studied jazz piano at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music and was a member of BuJazzO. From 2005 he lived in Paris, performing in France and neighbouring countries in the spectrum between jazz and Latin American music. Since 2015 he has been back in Berlin, where he formed both the Kammerjazz Kollektiv and a new piano trio (with Igor Spallati on bass and Diego Pinera on drums). He has performed all over the world, including at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Marciac Jazz Festival, Movimentos Arts Festival, Umbria Jazz Festival, Martinique Jazz Festival, Jazz Festival de Port-au-Prince and Jazz Festival de Saint-Louis. With Clave Azul he won the 1st prize at the Berlin Jazz & Blues Awards in 2005.