The Orania.Concerts Events Calendar

The Orania.ConcertsConcerts with great artists living in Berlin.

  • Tuesday

    7 Feb

    2023

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    Orania.Piano

    Declan Forde
    Tribute to Cole Porter

    Orania.Stage

    When it comes to American culture, few people have had as much of an impact as Cole Porter. He was the Broadway musical hit machine, producing classics Fred Astaire could dance to. One of the best-known and most widely acclaimed composers of the 20th century, he created some of the most famous and beloved tunes in the English language, such as B. I've Got You Under My Skin, Night and Day and Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love.

    Declan Forde is a pianist from Scotland who has lived in Berlin since 2014. His unique approach to jazz has captivated audiences in Berlin and beyond, establishing him as one of the leading jazz pianists of his generation.
  • Wednesday

    8 Feb

    2023

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    Orania.Piano

    Agita Rando
    Nordic Inspirations

    Orania.Stage

    Whether through affinities or personal origins, whether through light, earth, water or cultural individuality, a particular Nordic colouring has evolved within the international language of Jazz, both easily recognisable and yet difficult to precisely define.

    This evening, Latvian-born pianist Agita Rando will play compositions by 'Nordic' jazz musicians, arrangements of the traditional "Dainas", Latvian folk songs as well as some of her own compositions that follow these inspirations.
  • Thursday

    9 Feb

    2023

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    Orania.Voices

    The JCB Sessions

    Orania.Stage

    The Berlin formation JCB has been one of the successful bands for event performances in Germany and Europe for a long time. With specially arranged cover versions of well-known pop songs, soul classics and original compositions. This evening the band will perform in an intimate line-up around a varied selection of wonderful singers. These JCB session will have the pleasure to welcome Anthony Thet, Isabel Wilhayn and Ron Spielman amongst others.
  • Friday

    10 Feb

    2023

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    Orania.Acoustic

    Matti Klein meets Tayfun Schulzke

    Orania.Stage

    The impromptu yet delicately honed musical symbiosis between Matti Klein on the Steinway grand piano and Tayfun Schulzke on a variety of percussion instruments from around the world seems to emerge from only one source. The two have been connected by a musical friendship for many years, which is celebrated this evening with a selection of jazz pop and soul classics as well as improvisations. A soulful evening, sometimes joyful and sometimes thoughtful, just like life outside of Orania.Berlin’s windows.

    In addition to studio work (e.g., Seeed), Tayfun Schulzke can also be heard as a percussionist with renowned artists such as Meret Becker, Culcha Candela or Jan Delay and at international festivals. Matti Klein became known as a founding member of the popular German jazz-funk band Mo'Blow and tours internationally with his equally celebrated Matti Klein Soul Trio as well as the Brazilian soul icon Ed Motta.
  • Saturday

    11 Feb

    2023

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    Orania.Acoustic

    Simon Anke‘s Unexpected Groove Night
    feat. Björn Werra

    Orania.Stage

    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 Björn Werra on bass. Due to his extraordinary versatility and playing skills, Björn is one of the most sought-after sidemen in Germany. His credits include stars such as Andreas Bourani, Tim Bendzko and many more.
  • Tuesday

    14 Feb

    2023

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    Orania.Piano

    Larry Porter
    The Roaring Twenties

    Orania.Stage

    For this concert Larry will explore the music of the 1920s. The Roaring Twenties also known as the Jazz Age was an era of great transformation in America. It saw the beginning of jazz and recorded music, the advent of radio and the automobile. Broadway revues and musicals flourished as well as silent films. Porter will breathe new spirit and life into these 100-year-old songs with his swinging and inventive interpretations.
  • Wednesday

    15 Feb

    2023

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    Orania.Piano

    Benedikt Jahnel
    Celebrating Keith Jarrett

    Orania.Stage

    In this unique Orania.Berlin solo piano evening, ECM artist Benedikt Jahnel celebrates the art of one of his greatest musical heros: legendary pianist and composer Keith Jarrett. Jarrett’s musical career spans over 50 years with such influential solo performances as The Köln Concert, La Fenice or The Melody At Night With You. The cornerstones of Jarrett’s legacy are extended piano improvisations, partially based on original works but also often free “from silence to silence”, and interpretations of masterpieces from the Great American Songbook.

    Jahnel will follow in Jarrett’s footsteps, making references to both these worlds. "Jahnel has a rich classical tone that is intimate and deep. Pastoral beauty." (G. Harris, Jazz Weekly, USA ‘17); "... his playing felt almost hypnotic." (J. Shahid, Dawn Islamabad, PAK ‘19).
  • Thursday

    16 Feb

    2023

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    Orania.Voices

    SCOTT & LILA

    Orania.Stage

    SCOTT & LILA (Scott Hildebrand) and (Lila Despoix) are an acoustic duo based in Berlin. They met when Lila spontaneously joined Scott while he was busking in the streets of Berlin in 2019. They perform their original songs with synergistic vocal harmonies, accompanied by guitar and ukulele. Their "feel good" music warms the hearts of their listeners, and fuses Indie Folk, Blues and Jazz with a fresh modern twist.
  • Friday

    17 Feb

    2023

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    Orania.Piano

    Carly Quiroz & Topo Gioia
    Musik der Gauchos

    Orania.Stage

    Carly Quiroz and Topo Gioia invite you to travel southwards on a musical journey with melodies and rhythms from the land of gauchos. The South American region, which includes Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina, offers a wide variety of musical expressions that will captivate listeners.
  • Saturday

    18 Feb

    2023

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    Orania.Acoustic

    Johannes von Ballestrem meets Mariana Zwarg

    Orania.Stage

    Mariana Zwarg and Johannes von Ballestrem are two artists coming from quite different worlds: She is a flutist from Rio de Janeiro and goddaughter of the legendary Hermeto Pascoal, whose tradition she carries on, he is a Berlin pianist working in a wide variety of styles and has appeared with jazz greats like Kurt Rosenwinkel and Greg Cohen.

    In the last years they have appeared internationally with Mariana’s larger band, Sexteto Universal, playing festivals and clubs such as XJAZZ Festival (Berlin), Pori Jazz Festival (Finland), Sunset/Sunside (Paris) and SESC Instrumental (Sao Paulo). As a duo, they have been active since 2020. Merging influences from both their worlds, Brazilian music as well as jazz and improvisation, they have developed a very personal and unique language. Their debut album Tightrope Dancer will be released in the fall of 2023 on the Brazilian label scubidu.
  • Tuesday

    21 Feb

    2023

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    Orania.Piano

    Béla Meinberg
    plays the music of Irving Berlin & Jerome Kern

    Orania.Stage

    Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin were two of the great composers to whom we owe a number of beautiful melodies from musicals and films. Both born in the 1880s, they lived through the heyday of Broadway in the 1920s and 1930s. Irving Berlin wrote well-known songs like "Cheek to Cheek", "How deep is the ocean?" or "White Christmas". Jerome Kern contributed songs such as "All the things you are" and "I'm old fashioned" to the Great American Songbook. Kern co-wrote many songs with lyricist Oscar Hammerstein, while Berlin was one of the few to write music and lyrics himself. The latter has also managed to reach the proud 101 years old. This evening is dedicated to the pieces by two composers, which have touched and fascinated me again and again for many years.
  • Wednesday

    22 Feb

    2023

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    Orania.Piano

    Kenny Berkel
    plays the music of Fats Waller

    Orania.Stage

    Kenneth Berkel was born in Berlin in 1996. He started playing the piano at the age of 6. With only 10 years he explored the world of Jazz. He graduated at one of Germany’s most popular music schools C. Ph. E. Bach. Afterwards he studied Jazz-Piano at Jazz- Institut Berlin. Kenneth Berkel lives in Berlin where he works as both a Pianist and Composer/Arranger. He is part of the Big Band der Deutschen Oper Berlin as well as the Orchester der Bad Hersfelder Festspiele and already played for the President. Kenneth is playing concerts all over Germany and Europe. He has got a scholarship by Y. Menuhin Live Music Now Berlin since 2018.

    At the Orania.Berlin Solo Piano series he presents the music of Pianist/Composer Thomas “Fats” Waller, who had a great influence on Jazz music of the 1920s and 1930s. Primarily known for his legendary Stride-Piano, Waller composed world famous songs such as “Honeysuckle Rose” and “Ain’t Misbehavin’”. However, Kenneth Berkel not only introduces Waller’s greatest hits but also some of his rather unknown compositions.
  • Thursday

    23 Feb

    2023

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    Orania.Soul

    Mike Russell´s
    Funky Soul Kitchen

    Orania.Stage

    Mike Russell's Funky Soul Kitchen is one of the best funk/soul bands in Europe. The band consists of international musicians, and plays original songs by singer/guitarist Mike Russell from Washington, D.C. (USA). Members of this "All Star Band" -Lionel Haas (keyboard), Sir Charles Williamson (bass) und DiCarlo, (drums)- have played with The Michael Jackson Immortal Band, The Weather Girls, John Lee Hooker Jr, Eddie Harris, TM Stevens, Oneida James, and Joachim Germany. The latest CD from Mike Russell ´s Funky Soul Kitchen "The Quasimodo Sessions" is available on iTunes, Amazon and many others.
  • Friday

    24 Feb

    2023

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    Orania.Acoustic

    Rolf Zielke & Rolo Rodriguez
    Latin Percussion

    Orania.Stage

    Pianist and composer Rolf Zielke’s music is a reflection on Contemporary Jazz, Latin and Brazilian Jazz, and music of the ‘Middle East’. ‘Technically he knows all the tricks...the man from Berlin presents himself as a pianist who is able to surprise the overcrowded genre with a fresh, new sound.’ (Jazz thing) ‘The listener experiences piano-jazz of the highest order.’ (Jazzpodium)

    Rolf Zielke will present two different piano-percussion-duos at Orania.Berlin. He will perform with the percussionist Rolo Rodriguez from Uruguay as well as Argentinian percussionist Topo Gioia. On piano and percussion, they create an extraordinary quality of musical unity with a breath-taking drive that transcends the boundaries of jazz rhythm conventions. These three outstanding musicians have been members of the international Jazz Scene for many years.
  • Saturday

    25 Feb

    2023

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    Orania.Acoustic

    Sons of the Preacher Man
    Robert Keßler meets Dirk Erchinger

    Orania.Stage

    This evening at Orania.Berlin drum groove master Dirk Erchinger meets renowned guitarist Robert Keßler. Long-time companions, the two sons of preacher men have now joined forces & inimitably combine contemporary, grooving jazz with blues, rock & funk. They'll play songs from current studio albums & entirely new compositions. Special feature is Keßler's hybrid instrument, which combines bass & guitar. An evening full of energy, groove, soul, jazz & explosive joy of playing.

    Born in 1984, Keßler released "Little People" in 2022, his 5th studio album. As a sideman he tours with various jazz - & pop artists. Since 2017 he has been professor for guitar and ensemble at the SRH University Berlin. Dirk Erchinger (*1969) was drummer of the Jazzkantine for 16 years & has played for the AcidJazz act Count Basic for almost 30 years. He can be heard on dozens of productions with well-known artists. In 2022/23 he toured with superstar Apache 207. Dirk is founder of Drumtrainer Berlin & lecturer at SRH University Berlin.
  • Tuesday

    28 Feb

    2023

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    Orania.Piano

    Lionel Haas
    plays the music of Stevie Wonder

    Orania.Stage

    One of the top living legends has inspired generations of musicians worldwide and defined high conceptual standards for them. This comes as no surprise - Stevie Wonder's music contains a tremendous treasure of songs with instant recognition potential and it touches the heart of every listener.

    Pianist Lionel Haas presents a series of selected Stevie songs and gives them his personal musical touch.
  • Wednesday

    1 Mar

    2023

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    Orania.Piano

    Daniel Stawinski
    From Lecuona to Latin Jazz -
    a tribute to Cuban piano music

    Orania.Stage

    For over 100 years, the piano has been at the forefront of Cuban music. Illustrious composers and pianists such as Ernesto Lecuona, Chucho Valdes, Ignacio Cervantes and many more contributed to the typical Cuban piano sound through their classical works as well as through modern Latin Jazz playing. Daniel Stawinski takes you on an inspiring journey through the history of Cuban piano, presenting elegant contradanzas from the 19th century, the lively Afro-Cuban Dances by Ernesto Lecuona and fiery Latin Jazz improvisations.
  • Thursday

    2 Mar

    2023

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    Orania.Voices

    The JCB Sessions

    Orania.Stage

    The Berlin formation JCB has been one of the successful bands for event performances in Germany and Europe for a long time. With specially arranged cover versions of well-known pop songs, soul classics and original compositions. This evening the band will perform in an intimate line-up around a varied selection of wonderful singers. These JCB session will have the pleasure to welcome Anthony Thet, Isabel Wilhayn and Ron Spielman amongst others.
  • Friday

    3 Mar

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Acoustic

    Rolf Zielke & Topo Gioia
    Latin Percussion

    Orania.Stage

    Pianist and composer Rolf Zielke’s music is a reflection on Contemporary Jazz, Latin and Brazilian Jazz, and music of the ‘Middle East’. ‘Technically he knows all the tricks...the man from Berlin presents himself as a pianist who is able to surprise the overcrowded genre with a fresh, new sound.’ (Jazz thing) ‘The listener experiences piano-jazz of the highest order.’ (Jazzpodium)

    Rolf Zielke will present two different piano-percussion-duos at Orania.Berlin. He will perform with the percussionist Rolo Rodriguez from Uruguay as well as Argentinian percussionist Topo Gioia. On piano and percussion, they create an extraordinary quality of musical unity with a breath-taking drive that transcends the boundaries of jazz rhythm conventions. These three outstanding musicians have been members of the international Jazz Scene for many years.
  • Saturday

    4 Mar

    2023

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    Orania.Acoustic

    Johannes von Ballestrem meets Mariana Zwarg

    Orania.Stage


    Mariana Zwarg and Johannes von Ballestrem are two artists coming from quite different worlds: She is a flutist from Rio de Janeiro and goddaughter of the legendary Hermeto Pascoal, whose tradition she carries on, he is a Berlin pianist working in a wide variety of styles and has appeared with jazz greats like Kurt Rosenwinkel and Greg Cohen.
    In the last years they have appeared internationally with Mariana’s larger band, Sexteto Universal, playing festivals and clubs such as XJAZZ Festival (Berlin), Pori Jazz Festival (Finland), Sunset/Sunside (Paris) and SESC Instrumental (Sao Paulo). As a duo, they have been active since 2020. Merging influences from both their worlds, Brazilian music as well as jazz and improvisation, they have developed a very personal and unique language. Their debut album Tightrope Dancer will be released in the fall of 2023 on the Brazilian label scubidu.
  • Tuesday

    7 Mar

    2023

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    Orania.Piano

    Wolfgang Köhler
    plays the music of Harold Arlen, Billy Strayhorn and Bud Powell

    Orania.Stage

    Bud Powell, Billy Strayhorn and Harold Arlen are three of the most renowned artistic personalities in the fields of improvisation, arrangements and composition, as well as songwriting. Nevertheless, all three were rather overshadowed by more well-known musicians: Bud Powell in the shadow of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Strayhorn in that of Duke Ellington and Harold Arlen in that of George Gershwin, Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin.

    Tonight Wolfgang Köhler will reinterpret some of the most beautiful and intriguing pieces from the pens of these three heroes of jazz and the American Popular Songbook, including classics such as: Bouncing with Bud, So sorry please, Isfahan, Johnny come lately, Come rain or come shine, Out of this world and Over the rainbow.
  • Thursday

    9 Mar

    2023

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    Orania.Grooves

    Matti Klein & Friends

    Orania.Stage

    The groove lives in his fingers, soul in his roots, funk in his heart.

    Matti Klein became known as a founding member of the popular German jazz-funk band Mo'Blow and tours internationally with his equally celebrated Matti Klein Soul Trio. He has also worked in the studio with Nils Landgren, Sarah Connor and Herbert Grönemeyer, is on the road as musical director and keyboardist with Brazilian soul icon Ed Motta and has been Artistic Director of Orania.Berlin since 2019.

    Joined by former, present, and future companions, all of them all-stars of the Berlin music scene, he assembles a different high-end band line-up for one grooving, soulful session on the Orania.Stage every month.
  • Friday

    10 Mar

    2023

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    Orania.Acoustic

    Rossano from Brazil

    Orania.Stage

    Rossano Snel und José Aurélio draw inspiration from the Brazilian instrumental music of the 60s and 70s. The duo plays original songs and classic tunes from João Donato, Tom Jobim and Deodato. The two Brazilian musicians also use their experiences to improvise over danceable vamps, mixing house and disco music with latin flavours.

    It's an evening of brazilian and latin music to dance, flirt and indulge.
  • Saturday

    11 Mar

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Acoustic

    Sons of the Preacher Man
    Robert Keßler meets Dirk Erchinger

    Orania.Stage

    This evening at Orania.Berlin drum groove master Dirk Erchinger meets renowned guitarist Robert Keßler. Long-time companions, the two sons of preacher men have now joined forces & inimitably combine contemporary, grooving jazz with blues, rock & funk. They'll play songs from current studio albums & entirely new compositions. Special feature is Keßler's hybrid instrument, which combines bass & guitar. An evening full of energy, groove, soul, jazz & explosive joy of playing.

    Born in 1984, Keßler released "Little People" in 2022, his 5th studio album. As a sideman he tours with various jazz - & pop artists. Since 2017 he has been professor for guitar and ensemble at the SRH University Berlin. Dirk Erchinger (*1969) was drummer of the Jazzkantine for 16 years & has played for the AcidJazz act Count Basic for almost 30 years. He can be heard on dozens of productions with well-known artists. In 2022/23 he toured with superstar Apache 207. Dirk is founder of Drumtrainer Berlin & lecturer at SRH University Berlin.
  • Thursday

    16 Mar

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Soul

    Mike Russell´s
    Funky Soul Kitchen

    Orania.Stage

    Mike Russell's Funky Soul Kitchen is one of the best funk/soul bands in Europe. The band consists of international musicians, and plays original songs by singer/guitarist Mike Russell from Washington, D.C. (USA). Members of this "All Star Band" -Lionel Haas (keyboard), Sir Charles Williamson (bass) und DiCarlo, (drums)- have played with The Michael Jackson Immortal Band, The Weather Girls, John Lee Hooker Jr, Eddie Harris, TM Stevens, Oneida James, and Joachim Germany. The latest CD from Mike Russell ´s Funky Soul Kitchen "The Quasimodo Sessions" is available on iTunes, Amazon and many others.
  • Friday

    17 Mar

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Piano

    Carly Quiroz & Topo Gioia

    Orania.Stage

    Carly Quiroz and Topo Gioia invite you to travel southwards on a musical journey with melodies and rhythms from the land of gauchos. The South American region, which includes Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina, offers a wide variety of musical expressions that will captivate listeners.
  • Saturday

    18 Mar

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Acoustic

    Simon Anke‘s Unexpected Groove Night
    feat. Hannes Hüfken

    Orania.Stage

    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.
  • Thursday

    23 Mar

    2023

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    Orania.Voices

    Scott Hildebrand

    Orania.Stage

    Scott Hildebrand is a singer/songwriter and multi- instrumentalist, whose music pulls from genres such as the Chicago Blues of his hometown, as well as Indie Folk, Americana and Rock & Roll. Throughout his musical journeys, he strives to inspire open-mindedness and ignite the adventurous flame in the hearts of his listeners. His earthy voice is accompanied by his expressive guitar and harmonica playing. As he travels the world making music on what he calls his “Endless World Tour,” he has the ability to find deep connection and share openly with audiences.
  • Friday

    24 Mar

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Acoustic

    Matti Klein meets Tayfun Schulzke

    Orania.Stage

    The impromptu yet delicately honed musical symbiosis between Matti Klein on the Steinway grand piano and Tayfun Schulzke on a variety of percussion instruments from around the world seems to emerge from only one source. The two have been connected by a musical friendship for many years, which is celebrated this evening with a selection of jazz pop and soul classics as well as improvisations. A soulful evening, sometimes joyful and sometimes thoughtful, just like life outside of Orania.Berlin’s windows.

    In addition to studio work (e.g., Seeed), Tayfun Schulzke can also be heard as a percussionist with renowned artists such as Meret Becker, Culcha Candela or Jan Delay and at international festivals. Matti Klein became known as a founding member of the popular German jazz-funk band Mo'Blow and tours internationally with his equally celebrated Matti Klein Soul Trio as well as the Brazilian soul icon Ed Motta.
  • Saturday

    25 Mar

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Acoustic

    Daniel "El Congo" Allen & Jonatan Morgenstern
    Soultime

    Orania.Stage

    Introducing Soultime: an exceptional duo that brings a unique twist to classic soul music. Inspired by the intangible energy of the Motown-era the two musicians put their own spin on the timeless compositions of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations or Michael Jackson as well as their own favorites from Reggae to Brazilian and Cuban music. Grooving their way through the decades of Soul music, the two inventive musicians add their own twist and flavor to the mix. Get ready for an evening of soul-filled music, joy and surprises!

    Daniel 'El Congo' Allen has shared the stage with legendary artists such as Lauren Hill, Earth, Wind & Fire, Tony Allen and many more..Jonatan Morgenstern is a versatile pianist that is at ease in various styles of music, such as his debut album 'Aguazul'.
  • Friday

    31 Mar

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Acoustic

    Rolf Zielke & Rolo Rodriguez
    Latin Percussion

    Orania.Stage

    Pianist and composer Rolf Zielke’s music is a reflection on Contemporary Jazz, Latin and Brazilian Jazz, and music of the ‘Middle East’. ‘Technically he knows all the tricks...the man from Berlin presents himself as a pianist who is able to surprise the overcrowded genre with a fresh, new sound.’ (Jazz thing) ‘The listener experiences piano-jazz of the highest order.’ (Jazzpodium)

    Rolf Zielke will present two different piano-percussion-duos at Orania.Berlin. He will perform with the percussionist Rolo Rodriguez from Uruguay as well as Argentinian percussionist Topo Gioia. On piano and percussion, they create an extraordinary quality of musical unity with a breath-taking drive that transcends the boundaries of jazz rhythm conventions. These three outstanding musicians have been members of the international Jazz Scene for many years.
  • Saturday

    1 Apr

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Acoustic

    Simon Anke‘s Unexpected Groove Night
    feat. Hannes Hüfken

    Orania.Stage

    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.
  • Thursday

    6 Apr

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Voices

    The JCB Sessions

    Orania.Stage

    The Berlin formation JCB has been one of the successful bands for event performances in Germany and Europe for a long time. With specially arranged cover versions of well-known pop songs, soul classics and original compositions. This evening the band will perform in an intimate line-up around a varied selection of wonderful singers. These JCB session will have the pleasure to welcome Anthony Thet, Isabel Wilhayn and Ron Spielman amongst others.
  • Friday

    7 Apr

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Acoustic

    Matti Klein meets Tayfun Schulzke

    Orania.Stage

    The impromptu yet delicately honed musical symbiosis between Matti Klein on the Steinway grand piano and Tayfun Schulzke on a variety of percussion instruments from around the world seems to emerge from only one source. The two have been connected by a musical friendship for many years, which is celebrated this evening with a selection of jazz pop and soul classics as well as improvisations. A soulful evening, sometimes joyful and sometimes thoughtful, just like life outside of Orania.Berlin’s windows.

    In addition to studio work (e.g., Seeed), Tayfun Schulzke can also be heard as a percussionist with renowned artists such as Meret Becker, Culcha Candela or Jan Delay and at international festivals. Matti Klein became known as a founding member of the popular German jazz-funk band Mo'Blow and tours internationally with his equally celebrated Matti Klein Soul Trio as well as the Brazilian soul icon Ed Motta.
  • Saturday

    8 Apr

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Acoustic

    Daniel "El Congo" Allen & Jonatan Morgenstern
    Soultime

    Orania.Stage

    Introducing Soultime: an exceptional duo that brings a unique twist to classic soul music. Inspired by the intangible energy of the Motown-era the two musicians put their own spin on the timeless compositions of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations or Michael Jackson as well as their own favorites from Reggae to Brazilian and Cuban music. Grooving their way through the decades of Soul music, the two inventive musicians add their own twist and flavor to the mix. Get ready for an evening of soul-filled music, joy and surprises!

    Daniel 'El Congo' Allen has shared the stage with legendary artists such as Lauren Hill, Earth, Wind & Fire, Tony Allen and many more..Jonatan Morgenstern is a versatile pianist that is at ease in various styles of music, such as his debut album 'Aguazul'.
  • Thursday

    13 Apr

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Soul

    Mike Russell´s
    Funky Soul Kitchen

    Orania.Stage

    Mike Russell's Funky Soul Kitchen is one of the best funk/soul bands in Europe. The band consists of international musicians, and plays original songs by singer/guitarist Mike Russell from Washington, D.C. (USA). Members of this "All Star Band" -Lionel Haas (keyboard), Sir Charles Williamson (bass) und DiCarlo, (drums)- have played with The Michael Jackson Immortal Band, The Weather Girls, John Lee Hooker Jr, Eddie Harris, TM Stevens, Oneida James, and Joachim Germany. The latest CD from Mike Russell ´s Funky Soul Kitchen "The Quasimodo Sessions" is available on iTunes, Amazon and many others.
  • Friday

    14 Apr

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Piano

    Carly Quiroz & Topo Gioia
    Musik der Gauchos

    Orania.Stage

    Carly Quiroz and Topo Gioia invite you to travel southwards on a musical journey with melodies and rhythms from the land of gauchos. The South American region, which includes Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina, offers a wide variety of musical expressions that will captivate listeners.
  • Saturday

    15 Apr

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Acoustic

    Sons of the Preacher Man
    Robert Keßler meets Dirk Erchinger

    Orania.Stage

    This evening at Orania.Berlin drum groove master Dirk Erchinger meets renowned guitarist Robert Keßler. Long-time companions, the two sons of preacher men have now joined forces & inimitably combine contemporary, grooving jazz with blues, rock & funk. They'll play songs from current studio albums & entirely new compositions. Special feature is Keßler's hybrid instrument, which combines bass & guitar. An evening full of energy, groove, soul, jazz & explosive joy of playing.

    Born in 1984, Keßler released "Little People" in 2022, his 5th studio album. As a sideman he tours with various jazz - & pop artists. Since 2017 he has been professor for guitar and ensemble at the SRH University Berlin. Dirk Erchinger (*1969) was drummer of the Jazzkantine for 16 years & has played for the AcidJazz act Count Basic for almost 30 years. He can be heard on dozens of productions with well-known artists. In 2022/23 he toured with superstar Apache 207. Dirk is founder of Drumtrainer Berlin & lecturer at SRH University Berlin.
  • Thursday

    20 Apr

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Grooves

    Matti Klein & Friends

    Orania.Stage

    The groove lives in his fingers, soul in his roots, funk in his heart.

    Matti Klein became known as a founding member of the popular German jazz-funk band Mo'Blow and tours internationally with his equally celebrated Matti Klein Soul Trio. He has also worked in the studio with Nils Landgren, Sarah Connor and Herbert Grönemeyer, is on the road as musical director and keyboardist with Brazilian soul icon Ed Motta and has been Artistic Director of Orania.Berlin since 2019.

    Joined by former, present, and future companions, all of them all-stars of the Berlin music scene, he assembles a different high-end band line-up for one grooving, soulful session on the Orania.Stage every month.
  • Friday

    21 Apr

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Acoustic

    Rossano from Brazil

    Orania.Stage

    Rossano Snel und José Aurélio draw inspiration from the Brazilian instrumental music of the 60s and 70s. The duo plays original songs and classic tunes from João Donato, Tom Jobim and Deodato. The two Brazilian musicians also use their experiences to improvise over danceable vamps, mixing house and disco music with latin flavours.

    It's an evening of brazilian and latin music to dance, flirt and indulge.
  • Saturday

    22 Apr

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Acoustic

    Markus Ehrlich meets Johannes von Ballestrem
    A Tribute To Stan Getz & Kenny Barron

    Orania.Stage

    Stan Getz, maybe most known for his iconic version of „The Girl from Ipanema“, that got him a Grammy award in 1964, was a very versatile saxophonist, known for his warm sound and lyrical playing. In the last year of his career, already quite sick, he teamed up with jazz pianist Kenny Barron, playing several concerts in Europe. Fortunately, a couple of nights in Copenhagen were recorded and later released under the title „People Time“. The album instantly became a classic and is considered a „brilliant farewell recording“.
    For this concert, Berlin based jazz musicians Markus Ehrlich (tenor saxophone) and Johannes von Ballestrem (piano) will be choosing their favorite numbers from the Getz/Barron repertoire, and, inspired by the interplay of these great masters, create their own versions of this music they deeply love.
  • Thursday

    27 Apr

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Voices

    Scott Hildebrand

    Orania.Stage

    Scott Hildebrand is a singer/songwriter and multi- instrumentalist, whose music pulls from genres such as the Chicago Blues of his hometown, as well as Indie Folk, Americana and Rock & Roll. Throughout his musical journeys, he strives to inspire open-mindedness and ignite the adventurous flame in the hearts of his listeners. His earthy voice is accompanied by his expressive guitar and harmonica playing. As he travels the world making music on what he calls his “Endless World Tour,” he has the ability to find deep connection and share openly with audiences.
  • Friday

    28 Apr

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Acoustic

    Rolf Zielke & Rolo Rodriguez
    Latin Percussion

    Orania.Stage

    Pianist and composer Rolf Zielke’s music is a reflection on Contemporary Jazz, Latin and Brazilian Jazz, and music of the ‘Middle East’. ‘Technically he knows all the tricks...the man from Berlin presents himself as a pianist who is able to surprise the overcrowded genre with a fresh, new sound.’ (Jazz thing) ‘The listener experiences piano-jazz of the highest order.’ (Jazzpodium)

    Rolf Zielke will present two different piano-percussion-duos at Orania.Berlin. He will perform with the percussionist Rolo Rodriguez from Uruguay as well as Argentinian percussionist Topo Gioia. On piano and percussion, they create an extraordinary quality of musical unity with a breath-taking drive that transcends the boundaries of jazz rhythm conventions. These three outstanding musicians have been members of the international Jazz Scene for many years.
  • Saturday

    29 Apr

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Acoustic

    Daniel "El Congo" Allen & Jonatan Morgenstern
    Soultime

    Orania.Stage

    Introducing Soultime: an exceptional duo that brings a unique twist to classic soul music. Inspired by the intangible energy of the Motown-era the two musicians put their own spin on the timeless compositions of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations or Michael Jackson as well as their own favorites from Reggae to Brazilian and Cuban music. Grooving their way through the decades of Soul music, the two inventive musicians add their own twist and flavor to the mix. Get ready for an evening of soul-filled music, joy and surprises!

    Daniel 'El Congo' Allen has shared the stage with legendary artists such as Lauren Hill, Earth, Wind & Fire, Tony Allen and many more..Jonatan Morgenstern is a versatile pianist that is at ease in various styles of music, such as his debut album 'Aguazul'.
  • Thursday

    4 May

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Grooves

    Matti Klein & Friends

    Orania.Stage

    The groove lives in his fingers, soul in his roots, funk in his heart.

    Matti Klein became known as a founding member of the popular German jazz-funk band Mo'Blow and tours internationally with his equally celebrated Matti Klein Soul Trio. He has also worked in the studio with Nils Landgren, Sarah Connor and Herbert Grönemeyer, is on the road as musical director and keyboardist with Brazilian soul icon Ed Motta and has been Artistic Director of Orania.Berlin since 2019.

    Joined by former, present, and future companions, all of them all-stars of the Berlin music scene, he assembles a different high-end band line-up for one grooving, soulful session on the Orania.Stage every month.
  • Friday

    5 May

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Acoustic

    Rossano from Brazil

    Orania.Stage

    Rossano Snel und José Aurélio draw inspiration from the Brazilian instrumental music of the 60s and 70s. The duo plays original songs and classic tunes from João Donato, Tom Jobim and Deodato. The two Brazilian musicians also use their experiences to improvise over danceable vamps, mixing house and disco music with latin flavours.

    It's an evening of brazilian and latin music to dance, flirt and indulge.
  • Saturday

    6 May

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Acoustic

    Sons of the Preacher Man
    Robert Keßler meets Dirk Erchinger

    Orania.Stage

    This evening at Orania.Berlin drum groove master Dirk Erchinger meets renowned guitarist Robert Keßler. Long-time companions, the two sons of preacher men have now joined forces & inimitably combine contemporary, grooving jazz with blues, rock & funk. They'll play songs from current studio albums & entirely new compositions. Special feature is Keßler's hybrid instrument, which combines bass & guitar. An evening full of energy, groove, soul, jazz & explosive joy of playing.

    Born in 1984, Keßler released "Little People" in 2022, his 5th studio album. As a sideman he tours with various jazz - & pop artists. Since 2017 he has been professor for guitar and ensemble at the SRH University Berlin. Dirk Erchinger (*1969) was drummer of the Jazzkantine for 16 years & has played for the AcidJazz act Count Basic for almost 30 years. He can be heard on dozens of productions with well-known artists. In 2022/23 he toured with superstar Apache 207. Dirk is founder of Drumtrainer Berlin & lecturer at SRH University Berlin.
  • Thursday

    11 May

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Voices

    The JCB Sessions

    Orania.Stage

    The Berlin formation JCB has been one of the successful bands for event performances in Germany and Europe for a long time. With specially arranged cover versions of well-known pop songs, soul classics and original compositions. This evening the band will perform in an intimate line-up around a varied selection of wonderful singers. These JCB session will have the pleasure to welcome Anthony Thet, Isabel Wilhayn and Ron Spielman amongst others.
  • Friday

    12 May

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Acoustic

    Matti Klein meets Tayfun Schulzke

    Orania.Stage

    The impromptu yet delicately honed musical symbiosis between Matti Klein on the Steinway grand piano and Tayfun Schulzke on a variety of percussion instruments from around the world seems to emerge from only one source. The two have been connected by a musical friendship for many years, which is celebrated this evening with a selection of jazz pop and soul classics as well as improvisations. A soulful evening, sometimes joyful and sometimes thoughtful, just like life outside of Orania.Berlin’s windows.

    In addition to studio work (e.g., Seeed), Tayfun Schulzke can also be heard as a percussionist with renowned artists such as Meret Becker, Culcha Candela or Jan Delay and at international festivals. Matti Klein became known as a founding member of the popular German jazz-funk band Mo'Blow and tours internationally with his equally celebrated Matti Klein Soul Trio as well as the Brazilian soul icon Ed Motta.
  • Saturday

    13 May

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Acoustic

    Simon Anke‘s Unexpected Groove Night
    feat. Hannes Hüfken

    Orania.Stage

    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.
  • Thursday

    18 May

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Soul

    Mike Russell´s
    Funky Soul Kitchen

    Orania.Stage

    Mike Russell's Funky Soul Kitchen is one of the best funk/soul bands in Europe. The band consists of international musicians, and plays original songs by singer/guitarist Mike Russell from Washington, D.C. (USA). Members of this "All Star Band" -Lionel Haas (keyboard), Sir Charles Williamson (bass) und DiCarlo, (drums)- have played with The Michael Jackson Immortal Band, The Weather Girls, John Lee Hooker Jr, Eddie Harris, TM Stevens, Oneida James, and Joachim Germany. The latest CD from Mike Russell ´s Funky Soul Kitchen "The Quasimodo Sessions" is available on iTunes, Amazon and many others.
  • Friday

    19 May

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Acoustic

    Rolf Zielke & Rolo Rodriguez
    Latin Percussion

    Orania.Stage

    Pianist and composer Rolf Zielke’s music is a reflection on Contemporary Jazz, Latin and Brazilian Jazz, and music of the ‘Middle East’. ‘Technically he knows all the tricks...the man from Berlin presents himself as a pianist who is able to surprise the overcrowded genre with a fresh, new sound.’ (Jazz thing) ‘The listener experiences piano-jazz of the highest order.’ (Jazzpodium)

    Rolf Zielke will present two different piano-percussion-duos at Orania.Berlin. He will perform with the percussionist Rolo Rodriguez from Uruguay as well as Argentinian percussionist Topo Gioia. On piano and percussion, they create an extraordinary quality of musical unity with a breath-taking drive that transcends the boundaries of jazz rhythm conventions. These three outstanding musicians have been members of the international Jazz Scene for many years.
  • Saturday

    20 May

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Acoustic

    Markus Ehrlich meets Johannes von Ballestrem
    A Tribute To Stan Getz & Kenny Barron

    Orania.Stage

    Stan Getz, maybe most known for his iconic version of „The Girl from Ipanema“, that got him a Grammy award in 1964, was a very versatile saxophonist, known for his warm sound and lyrical playing. In the last year of his career, already quite sick, he teamed up with jazz pianist Kenny Barron, playing several concerts in Europe. Fortunately, a couple of nights in Copenhagen were recorded and later released under the title „People Time“. The album instantly became a classic and is considered a „brilliant farewell recording“.
    For this concert, Berlin based jazz musicians Markus Ehrlich (tenor saxophone) and Johannes von Ballestrem (piano) will be choosing their favorite numbers from the Getz/Barron repertoire, and, inspired by the interplay of these great masters, create their own versions of this music they deeply love.
  • Thursday

    25 May

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Voices

    Scott Hildebrand

    Orania.Stage

    Scott Hildebrand is a singer/songwriter and multi- instrumentalist, whose music pulls from genres such as the Chicago Blues of his hometown, as well as Indie Folk, Americana and Rock & Roll. Throughout his musical journeys, he strives to inspire open-mindedness and ignite the adventurous flame in the hearts of his listeners. His earthy voice is accompanied by his expressive guitar and harmonica playing. As he travels the world making music on what he calls his “Endless World Tour,” he has the ability to find deep connection and share openly with audiences.
  • Friday

    26 May

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Piano

    Carly Quiroz & Topo Gioia
    Musik der Gauchos

    Orania.Stage

    Carly Quiroz and Topo Gioia invite you to travel southwards on a musical journey with melodies and rhythms from the land of gauchos. The South American region, which includes Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina, offers a wide variety of musical expressions that will captivate listeners.
  • Saturday

    27 May

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Acoustic

    Daniel "El Congo" Allen & Jonatan Morgenstern
    Soultime

    Orania.Stage

    Introducing Soultime: an exceptional duo that brings a unique twist to classic soul music. Inspired by the intangible energy of the Motown-era the two musicians put their own spin on the timeless compositions of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations or Michael Jackson as well as their own favorites from Reggae to Brazilian and Cuban music. Grooving their way through the decades of Soul music, the two inventive musicians add their own twist and flavor to the mix. Get ready for an evening of soul-filled music, joy and surprises!

    Daniel 'El Congo' Allen has shared the stage with legendary artists such as Lauren Hill, Earth, Wind & Fire, Tony Allen and many more..Jonatan Morgenstern is a versatile pianist that is at ease in various styles of music, such as his debut album 'Aguazul'.
  • Friday

    2 Jun

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Acoustic

    Matti Klein meets Tayfun Schulzke

    Orania.Stage

    The impromptu yet delicately honed musical symbiosis between Matti Klein on the Steinway grand piano and Tayfun Schulzke on a variety of percussion instruments from around the world seems to emerge from only one source. The two have been connected by a musical friendship for many years, which is celebrated this evening with a selection of jazz pop and soul classics as well as improvisations. A soulful evening, sometimes joyful and sometimes thoughtful, just like life outside of Orania.Berlin’s windows.

    In addition to studio work (e.g., Seeed), Tayfun Schulzke can also be heard as a percussionist with renowned artists such as Meret Becker, Culcha Candela or Jan Delay and at international festivals. Matti Klein became known as a founding member of the popular German jazz-funk band Mo'Blow and tours internationally with his equally celebrated Matti Klein Soul Trio as well as the Brazilian soul icon Ed Motta.
  • Saturday

    3 Jun

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Acoustic

    Markus Ehrlich meets Johannes von Ballestrem
    A Tribute To Stan Getz & Kenny Barron

    Orania.Stage

    Stan Getz, maybe most known for his iconic version of „The Girl from Ipanema“, that got him a Grammy award in 1964, was a very versatile saxophonist, known for his warm sound and lyrical playing. In the last year of his career, already quite sick, he teamed up with jazz pianist Kenny Barron, playing several concerts in Europe. Fortunately, a couple of nights in Copenhagen were recorded and later released under the title „People Time“. The album instantly became a classic and is considered a „brilliant farewell recording“.
    For this concert, Berlin based jazz musicians Markus Ehrlich (tenor saxophone) and Johannes von Ballestrem (piano) will be choosing their favorite numbers from the Getz/Barron repertoire, and, inspired by the interplay of these great masters, create their own versions of this music they deeply love.
  • Thursday

    8 Jun

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Grooves

    Matti Klein & Friends

    Orania.Stage

    The groove lives in his fingers, soul in his roots, funk in his heart.

    Matti Klein became known as a founding member of the popular German jazz-funk band Mo'Blow and tours internationally with his equally celebrated Matti Klein Soul Trio. He has also worked in the studio with Nils Landgren, Sarah Connor and Herbert Grönemeyer, is on the road as musical director and keyboardist with Brazilian soul icon Ed Motta and has been Artistic Director of Orania.Berlin since 2019.

    Joined by former, present, and future companions, all of them all-stars of the Berlin music scene, he assembles a different high-end band line-up for one grooving, soulful session on the Orania.Stage every month.
  • Friday

    9 Jun

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Acoustic

    Rolf Zielke & Rolo Rodriguez
    Latin Percussion

    Orania.Stage

    Pianist and composer Rolf Zielke’s music is a reflection on Contemporary Jazz, Latin and Brazilian Jazz, and music of the ‘Middle East’. ‘Technically he knows all the tricks...the man from Berlin presents himself as a pianist who is able to surprise the overcrowded genre with a fresh, new sound.’ (Jazz thing) ‘The listener experiences piano-jazz of the highest order.’ (Jazzpodium)

    Rolf Zielke will present two different piano-percussion-duos at Orania.Berlin. He will perform with the percussionist Rolo Rodriguez from Uruguay as well as Argentinian percussionist Topo Gioia. On piano and percussion, they create an extraordinary quality of musical unity with a breath-taking drive that transcends the boundaries of jazz rhythm conventions. These three outstanding musicians have been members of the international Jazz Scene for many years.
  • Saturday

    10 Jun

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Acoustic

    Daniel "El Congo" Allen & Jonatan Morgenstern
    Soultime

    Orania.Stage

    Introducing Soultime: an exceptional duo that brings a unique twist to classic soul music. Inspired by the intangible energy of the Motown-era the two musicians put their own spin on the timeless compositions of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations or Michael Jackson as well as their own favorites from Reggae to Brazilian and Cuban music. Grooving their way through the decades of Soul music, the two inventive musicians add their own twist and flavor to the mix. Get ready for an evening of soul-filled music, joy and surprises!

    Daniel 'El Congo' Allen has shared the stage with legendary artists such as Lauren Hill, Earth, Wind & Fire, Tony Allen and many more..Jonatan Morgenstern is a versatile pianist that is at ease in various styles of music, such as his debut album 'Aguazul'.
  • Thursday

    15 Jun

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Soul

    Mike Russell´s
    Funky Soul Kitchen

    Orania.Stage

    Mike Russell's Funky Soul Kitchen is one of the best funk/soul bands in Europe. The band consists of international musicians, and plays original songs by singer/guitarist Mike Russell from Washington, D.C. (USA). Members of this "All Star Band" -Lionel Haas (keyboard), Sir Charles Williamson (bass) und DiCarlo, (drums)- have played with The Michael Jackson Immortal Band, The Weather Girls, John Lee Hooker Jr, Eddie Harris, TM Stevens, Oneida James, and Joachim Germany. The latest CD from Mike Russell ´s Funky Soul Kitchen "The Quasimodo Sessions" is available on iTunes, Amazon and many others.
  • Friday

    16 Jun

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Piano

    Carly Quiroz & Topo Gioia
    Musik der Gauchos

    Orania.Stage

    Carly Quiroz and Topo Gioia invite you to travel southwards on a musical journey with melodies and rhythms from the land of gauchos. The South American region, which includes Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina, offers a wide variety of musical expressions that will captivate listeners.
  • Saturday

    17 Jun

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Acoustic

    Sons of the Preacher Man
    Robert Keßler meets Dirk Erchinger

    Orania.Stage

    This evening at Orania.Berlin drum groove master Dirk Erchinger meets renowned guitarist Robert Keßler. Long-time companions, the two sons of preacher men have now joined forces & inimitably combine contemporary, grooving jazz with blues, rock & funk. They'll play songs from current studio albums & entirely new compositions. Special feature is Keßler's hybrid instrument, which combines bass & guitar. An evening full of energy, groove, soul, jazz & explosive joy of playing.

    Born in 1984, Keßler released "Little People" in 2022, his 5th studio album. As a sideman he tours with various jazz - & pop artists. Since 2017 he has been professor for guitar and ensemble at the SRH University Berlin. Dirk Erchinger (*1969) was drummer of the Jazzkantine for 16 years & has played for the AcidJazz act Count Basic for almost 30 years. He can be heard on dozens of productions with well-known artists. In 2022/23 he toured with superstar Apache 207. Dirk is founder of Drumtrainer Berlin & lecturer at SRH University Berlin.
  • Thursday

    22 Jun

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Voices

    Scott Hildebrand

    Orania.Stage

    Scott Hildebrand is a singer/songwriter and multi- instrumentalist, whose music pulls from genres such as the Chicago Blues of his hometown, as well as Indie Folk, Americana and Rock & Roll. Throughout his musical journeys, he strives to inspire open-mindedness and ignite the adventurous flame in the hearts of his listeners. His earthy voice is accompanied by his expressive guitar and harmonica playing. As he travels the world making music on what he calls his “Endless World Tour,” he has the ability to find deep connection and share openly with audiences.
  • Friday

    23 Jun

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Acoustic

    Rossano from Brazil

    Orania.Stage

    Rossano Snel und José Aurélio draw inspiration from the Brazilian instrumental music of the 60s and 70s. The duo plays original songs and classic tunes from João Donato, Tom Jobim and Deodato. The two Brazilian musicians also use their experiences to improvise over danceable vamps, mixing house and disco music with latin flavours.

    It's an evening of brazilian and latin music to dance, flirt and indulge.
  • Saturday

    24 Jun

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Acoustic

    Simon Anke‘s Unexpected Groove Night
    feat. Björn Werra

    Orania.Stage

    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 Björn Werra on bass. Due to his extraordinary versatility and playing skills, Björn is one of the most sought-after sidemen in Germany. His credits include stars such as Andreas Bourani, Tim Bendzko and many more.
  • Thursday

    29 Jun

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Voices

    The JCB Sessions

    Orania.Stage

    The Berlin formation JCB has been one of the successful bands for event performances in Germany and Europe for a long time. With specially arranged cover versions of well-known pop songs, soul classics and original compositions. This evening the band will perform in an intimate line-up around a varied selection of wonderful singers. These JCB session will have the pleasure to welcome Anthony Thet, Isabel Wilhayn and Ron Spielman amongst others.
  • Friday

    30 Jun

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Acoustic

    Rolf Zielke & Topo Gioia
    Latin Percussion

    Orania.Stage

    Pianist and composer Rolf Zielke’s music is a reflection on Contemporary Jazz, Latin and Brazilian Jazz, and music of the ‘Middle East’. ‘Technically he knows all the tricks...the man from Berlin presents himself as a pianist who is able to surprise the overcrowded genre with a fresh, new sound.’ (Jazz thing) ‘The listener experiences piano-jazz of the highest order.’ (Jazzpodium)

    Rolf Zielke will present two different piano-percussion-duos at Orania.Berlin. He will perform with the percussionist Rolo Rodriguez from Uruguay as well as Argentinian percussionist Topo Gioia. On piano and percussion, they create an extraordinary quality of musical unity with a breath-taking drive that transcends the boundaries of jazz rhythm conventions. These three outstanding musicians have been members of the international Jazz Scene for many years.
  • Saturday

    1 Jul

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Piano

    Orania.Piano Summer Concerts

    Orania.Stage

  • Friday

    7 Jul

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Piano

    Orania.Piano Summer Concerts

    Orania.Stage

  • Saturday

    8 Jul

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Piano

    Orania.Piano Summer Concerts

    Orania.Stage

  • Friday

    14 Jul

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Piano

    Orania.Piano Summer Concerts

    Orania.Stage

  • Saturday

    15 Jul

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Piano

    Orania.Piano Summer Concerts

    Orania.Stage

  • Friday

    21 Jul

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Piano

    Orania.Piano Summer Concerts

    Orania.Stage

  • Saturday

    22 Jul

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Piano

    Orania.Piano Summer Concerts

    Orania.Stage

  • Friday

    28 Jul

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Piano

    Orania.Piano Summer Concerts

    Orania.Stage

  • Saturday

    29 Jul

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Piano

    Orania.Piano Summer Concerts

    Orania.Stage

  • Friday

    4 Aug

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Piano

    Orania.Piano Summer Concerts

    Orania.Stage

  • Saturday

    5 Aug

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Piano

    Orania.Piano Summer Concerts

    Orania.Stage

  • Friday

    11 Aug

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Piano

    Orania.Piano Summer Concerts

    Orania.Stage

  • Saturday

    12 Aug

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Piano

    Orania.Piano Summer Concerts

    Orania.Stage

  • Friday

    18 Aug

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Piano

    Orania.Piano Summer Concerts

    Orania.Stage

  • Saturday

    19 Aug

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Piano

    Orania.Piano Summer Concerts

    Orania.Stage

  • Friday

    25 Aug

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Piano

    Orania.Piano Summer Concerts

    Orania.Stage

  • Saturday

    26 Aug

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Piano

    Orania.Piano Summer Concerts

    Orania.Stage

  • Wednesday

    30 Aug

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Piano

    Orania.Piano Summer Concerts

    Orania.Stage

  • Thursday

    31 Aug

    2023

    ©
    Orania.Piano

    Orania.Piano Summer Concerts

    Orania.Stage