Pianist and composer Simon Anke invites Berlin’s most outstanding bass players to join him at Orania.Berlin. Together they groove their way through anything from Blues and Soul to Daft Punk and Billie Eilish, sometimes all at the same time. This night is based on great joy of playing and the love to surprise everyone - including the musicians themselves: you‘ll never know what they play next.
As a sought-after sideman on stage and in the studio, Simon Anke accompanies artists such as Jocelyn B. Smith, Keimzeit, Tina Tandler and the Filmorchester Babelsberg. As part of the indie pop duo LÜX he co-writes and produces. Since 2023 he is releasing “Before We Thought About It”, a series of freely improvised solo piano tunes.
Tonight he will be joined by Hannes Hüfken. The Berlin-based bass player has a love for folk, country, hip hop, soul, jazz and middle-of-the-road pop music. Hannes toured the world with Brazilian jazz rock giant Ed Motta, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Katharina Franck (Rainbirds), Nosliw and more.