The Orania.Concerts Events Calendar

The Orania.ConcertsConcerts with great artists living in Berlin.

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    Orania.Voices

    Glymmar
    support: June Cocó

    Kristiina Tuomi, vocals
    Katya Tasheva, vocals
    Benedikt Jahnel, keys
    Samuel Halscheidt, guitar
    Carsten Hein, bass
    Immo Philipp Hofmann, drums
    Support: June Cocó

    Orania.Stage

    The music of Glymmar is deep dark indie. Distilled from grand emotions a sound emerges that synergizes minimalist cool with kitsch-free and tender melancholy. German-Finnish singer and songwriter Kristiina Tuomi experienced wide-ranging adventures in all kinds of music spheres – with Glymmar she has found her musical center. The five-member band consists of some of the best players of Berlin’s music scene – all of them curious and experienced musicians who don’t shy away from switching their instruments every now and then to explore new sounds. In old english slang Glymmar stands for „fire“. In music, it means abundant and unpretentious dreampop, fragile mystique and dreamy sensuousness.
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    Orania.Grooves

    System Trippner feat. Tino Derado

    Tilmann Dehnhard, saxofone, flute
    Alfred Mehnert, percussion
    Robby Geerken, percussion
    Tino Derado, piano
    Matthias Trippner, drums, bass, keys

    Orania.Stage

    For more than 30 years, drummer Matthias Trippner has been on stage with numerous bands and theater productions throughout Germany and internationally. He has used the time of the pandemic to develop his own project, which he calls "System Trippner". For this he has shifted the drums to his feet - this allows him to play bass on the Hammond organ with his left and harmonies with his right. This is not only a virtuoso feat of coordination - it also grooves exceptionally well. For this evening he has invited his long-time companions and friends. Here is a hot quintet on stage and those who know Matthias' playing style can look forward to an exciting evening that is rhythmic in every respect.
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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

    Benedikt Jahnel

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    The well-balanced combination of minimal music, complex rhythms, vocal melodies, and multidimensional harmonies characterize the play of Benedikt Jahnel. With his compositions, the Berlin-based pianist and composer creates delicate structures that create an almost enchanting attraction for the listener. His second passion, mathematics, flows into his music in the best sense of the word: crystal clear transparency and large forms design the framework for intense moods. Concert tours to nearly 50 countries, appearances at the Montreal Jazz Festival, Jazz Baltica, Carnegie Hall New York, as well as numerous sideman and soloist recordings at ECM and ACT show his boundless creativity and drive.
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    Orania.Piano

    Kenneth Berkel

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    Kenneth Berkel was born in Berlin in 1996. He started playing the piano at the age of 6. With 10 years he began to explore the world of Jazz. He graduated at one of Germany’s most popular music schools 'C. Ph. E. Bach in Berlin'. Afterwards he studied Jazz-Piano (Prof. Köhler) and Classical Piano (Prof. Grützmann) at Jazz-Institut Berlin (UdK/HfM). Kenneth Berkel lives in Berlin where he works as both a Pianist and Composer/Arranger. He has played concerts with the Big Band der Deutschen Oper and performed in the Youth Jazz Orchestras of Berlin, Brandenburg and Hamburg and has even played for the president of the German parliament. Kenneth performs concerts all over Germany and Europe. He has been granted a scholarship by Y. Menuhin Live Music Now Berlin since 2018.
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    Orania.Soul

    Marlon Browden

    Marlon Browden, vocals, sounds, keys
    Jörg Holdinghausen, mood bass
    Jan Burkamp, beats, acoustic drums

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    Growing up in St. Louis, Missouri Marlon Browden has absorbed the authentic American music experience within all of it´s diversities. The exceptional talent shared the stage with stars like Vernon Reid, John Scofield, Wax Poetic feat. Norah Jones, Cat Stevens and many others. In his music he cleverly combines acoustic and electronic sounds, mixing them with subtle melodies and voodo beats, which immerse the listener more and more in a panopticon of spherical sounds.
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    Orania.Voices

    BONGARD. BONGARD., vocals
    Svetlana Marinchenko, piano
    Franzi Aller, double bass
    Steve Nanda, drums)

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    BONGARD is the Pop/Jazz Newcomer Artist from Berlin. After music studies in Germany and New York City and numerous theater engagements across Europe, BONGARD has now reached two artistic journey goals at once: Making Berlin his home and realizing his long held desire to perform his own music. On his very first EP Prologue (release in April 2022) his clear and mulit-facetted voice combines tonal brilliance with expressive storytelling. The line-up featuring a jazz quartet his music transports you to an evening in a New York jazz bar, or straight into the lush soundtrack of a Hollywood movie - all the while never losing its subtlety.
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    Orania.Grooves

    Hot Club of Berlin

    Daniel Weltlinger, violin
    Martin Buhl, double bass
    Franziskus Sparsbrod, guitar
    Thomas Dekas, guitar)

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    This brand new project introduces the beautiful music of Django Reinhardt’s quintet from the 1930s and 40s, known globally as “Gypsy Jazz” or “Gypsy Swing”. Made popular again in the 2000s, and characterized by its swingy rhythms, jazzy ballads, joyful melodies, this style of jazz distinguishes itself for its instrumentation: Violin or Clarinet, Guitars and Double Bass. The Hot Club of Berlin gathers the finest musicians in Berlin for this style. Together they portray the nuances of this European style of swing music, recreating the original and challenging arrangements that Django Reinhardt played with his Hot Club of France.
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    Orania.Piano

    Daniel Stawinski

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    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.
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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

    Rossano Snel

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    The music created by the Brazilian pianist Rossano Snel encompasses ethereal harmonies, ambient soundscapes and confrontational feelings, shifting through styles in a fluid, emotional way. In his own words: “I play simple melodies with a lot of heart”. Born and raised in the south of Brazil, Rossano played keys and synths in many different bands during his youth, being involved with composition, electronic and also classical music since he was a teenager. After a period of working in a studio, he soon started to produce and record the pieces he was composing. This path lead him to work with film music, composing for several films, documentaries and series, that were broadcasted by HBO, Netflix, arte, ZDF, ARD and Canal Brasil. He also writes and produces songs for other artists. His latest own releases are: ‚Healing Harmonies‘ and ‚Maria’s Waltz‘ and can be found in all the streaming services.
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    Orania.Soul

    Cosmo Klein & The Campers

    Cosmo Klein, vocals, drums
    Connor Fitzgerald, guitar
    Sjan Sham, keys
    Thomas Stieger, bass

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    It is almost impossible to escape from the Berlin artist Cosmo Klein and at the same time it is not easy to follow him. Cinema, TV series, pop star colleagues and even Disney all swear by his work as a songwriter, producer & singer. Cosmo Klein & The Campers take you across 20 years of musical creativity and prove that Cosmo has never been anything but a true soul man. With Cosmo himself on drums and vocals as well as an excellent trio, the Berlin songwriter & producer invites high-caliber guests into his mobile studio and onto the stage. The music videos recorded live in the Cosmobil No 5, entitled THE CAMPERS SESSIONS, now have cult status in the scene. Tonight's guest is Dirk Berger, who is, among other things, a band member of Peter Fox.
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    Orania.Voices

    Alfred Mehnert & das Berlin Metropol Orchestra

    Tino Derado, piano, md
    Pepe Berns, bass
    Emanuel Hauptmann, drums
    Alfred Mehnert, percussion, mod
    Mayelis Guyat, vocals

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    The languages change, but so do the genres. From the very beginning we travel through the musical decades together with the orchestra. The Duke Ellington song "Caravan" tells a story about city nomads in German, about new and past love and waiting for a "last kiss". This very last kiss transpires in the translation of the song "Dos Gardenias Para Ti", known by the Buena Vista Social Club. Just as flowers whither; a lover must understand this if he wants court the singer Mayelis Guyat. She - at the height of interpretation - journeys directly into the hip Berlin Kreuzberg of the 2020s and in the BMO version of the ironic Ellington title "Satin Doll" has more than a good laugh at the „annoying nerds ", who radiate the highest possible loneliness with their Macbooks. With Cuban divas, said comrades should better not take it up.
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    Orania.Grooves

    Matti Klein Soul Trio

    Matti Klein, rhodes bass, wurlitzer
    Lars Zander, saxophone, bass clarinet
    André Seidel, drums

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    Since the early 1970s Fender Rhodes and Wurlitzer electric piano sounds had the most profound and sustainable impact on the music heritage of funk and soul jazz. For several years now Berlin-born pianist, composer, university lecturer & curator Matti Klein has played "Wurli" and "Rhodes", as he affectionately calls them, as an integral part of his music. Alongside the bass clarinet & tenor saxophone of Lars Zander & the tight grooves of ex-Mo' Blow drummer André Seidel. The debut album „Soul Trio“ was released in 2020. Soul Trio concerts & recordings have received the highest accolades from both critics & audiences alike. German music journal Jazzthetik praised the "epic beauty" of the music, "which is unparalleled" & radio broadcaster Deutschlandfunk Kultur jubilated: "It grooves tremendously (...) just like it did in the finest days of soul under the Tamla/Motown roof." The follow-up album "Soul Trio Live On Tape", was released in April 2021.
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    Orania.Piano

    Lionel Haas

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    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.Piano

    Simon Anke

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    As a popular sideman both on stage and in the studio, pianist and composer Simon Anke accompanies artists such as Jocelyn B. Smith, Keimzeit, Tina Tandler and the Babelsberg Film Orchestra. Since 2016 he has been working for the tv production ‚The Voice Of Germany‘ as an accompanist. In his solo piano concerts, he plays his own compositions and all-time favourites from Elvis to Tom Waits via Daft Punk to Billie Eilish. A journey from the down below to the surface, from the heart to the ear.
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    Orania.Unplugged

    Matti Klein meets Tayfun Schulzke

    Matti Klein, piano
    Tayfun Schulzke, percussion

    Orania.Stage

    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.
  • Photos: Dovile Sermokas
    Orania.Soul

    Micatone

    Lisa Bassenge, vocals
    Boris Meinhold, guitar
    Bene Aperdannier, keys
    Andreas Lang, bass
    Jan Burkamp, drums

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    Micatone started at the turn of the millennium as one of the early groups combining a live band with electronic breakbeats and club sounds. In conjunction with the voice of Lisa Bassenge the exceptional mixture of pop, jazz and electronics led to a number of record releases on Jazzanova ´s label Sonarkollektiv. Among the fans and supporters of the band were people like French House Dj Bob Sinclar or BBC radio presenter Gilles Peterson. Featured artists on Micatone tracks include Stuart Staples of the Tindersticks, Seeed ´s Demba “Ear” Nabé or jazz musicians like David Friedman or Gerald Presencer. At the Orania Micatone will play songs from their long and diverse band history.
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    Orania.Voices

    STEREOFYSH

    Lysann Zander, vocals
    Gunnar Zander, guitar, electronics, backing vocals
    Lars Zander, saxophone, bass clarinet, backing vocals
    Christopher Noodt, keys
    Benny Glass, drums

    Orania.Stage

    A lot has happened around Stereofysh since their debut album "The Race", which "...can unfold its magic on the dance floor or just chilling by the river bank" [DasFilter]. Two years later, the very personal album "Ohana" was released, inspired by their tour through the USA and to Hawaii. Right in the middle of the late summer of 2020, the Berlin family trio Stereofysh released TINY REVOLUTION, which couldn't have been a better match for these months. In a time when nothing seems to fit together anymore, the longing for light electro pop songs and memories of the good old days in the outdoor pool with an ice cream cone awakens. For Stereofysh fans this EP is a logical development of the previous albums, for new friends it is the perfect kick-off into the band's electronic sound aquarium.
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    Orania.Grooves

    Rolf Zielke Latin Trio

    Rolf Zielke, piano
    Guilherme Castro, bass
    Rainer Winch, drums

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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. "The listener experiences piano trio jazz of the Champions League" (Jazzpodium).
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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

    Bene Aperdannier

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    Studied jazz at the Berlin University of the Arts. Freelance musician, pianist and keyboardist. Collaborations with Lily Dahab, Ed Sheeran, Joy Denalane, Till Brönner, Max Herre, Freundeskreis, Die Fantastischen Vier, Katie Melua, James Morrison, Ellie Goulding, James Blunt, Jazzkantine, Jazzanova, Jocelyn B. Smith, Lisa Bassenge, Micatone. 2020 solo piano recordings with and for Howard Shore (film music composer, a.o. Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, Gangs of New York, Aviator, Silence of the Lambs, The Irish Man...) and the Netflix production "Pieces of a woman" (Executive Producer : Martin Scorsese). Since 2011 keyboarder and pianist for "The Voice Of Germany" (PRO 7/Sat1). Support shows for John Legend, Elton John's "Stadium Tour" in Australia and Lionel Richie in Paris. On tour with Lily Dahab, Lisa Bassenge, Joy Denalane, Freundeskreis, Laura Lopez-Castro, Jocelyn B.Smith, jazzIndeed, Flexkögel, Sarah Connor, Jessica Gall, Maren Kroymann, Schmidt. Film music for Detlev Buck ("Liebe deine Nächste"), Margarethe von Trotta ("Die abhandene Welt"), Howard Shore ("Pieces of a woman").
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    Orania.Piano

    Béla Meinberg

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    Béla Meinberg is a German pianist, based in Hamburg and Berlin. He has worked with some of the finest Jazz musicians around including Billy Hart, Seamus Blake, Matt Penman, Chris Cheek, Doug Weiss and John Stowell. His playing characterises a lyrical approach, always swinging and a good sense of humour - constantly aiming to build on his musical ability. Whilst respecting the tradition of jazz, his priority is always searching for something new, both as an instrumentalist and as a composer. Béla has been featured in great festivals and locations during his career, such as the ElbJazz Festival, JazzBaltica, Auditorio Alfredo Kraus Las Palmas and Jazzsommer Augsburg. He was awarded first prize at the Steinway solo piano competition of Hamburg, as well as third prize at Yamaha solo piano competition Nuremberg. With trio MMO he released the album „MMO feat. Chris Cheek - the hiker“. The „Béla Meinberg Trio“ released its first album „It’s a Game“ on Bandcamp.com in May 2020.
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    Orania.Soul

    BudlinBeatBrothers feat. Tamir Cohen

    Ivan Gatos, keys
    Dirk Erchinger, drums
    Björn Werra, bass
    Tamir Cohen, vocals

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    The Hungarian keyboarder Ivan Gatos and german drummer Dirk Erchinger have joined forces to celebrate their unconditional love to funk & soul music the old-school way. Funky drums and analogue keyboards blend together with the groovy bass of Björn Werra to a hot and spicy stew. Dirk Erchinger was the driving force of german Hip Hop/ Jazz pioneers Jazzkantine for 16 years and has been the drummer for the renowned Austrian funk/jazz band Count Basic since almost 25 years. Keyboard wizard and jazz pianist Ivan Gatos is one of Hungary’s most wanted musicians and has worked with world famous musicians like Peter Erskine, Victor Bailey, Billy Cobham. There will also be some soulful vocal featuring the talented Tamir Cohen tonight. So put on your dancing shoes and enjoy these grooving beat brothers.
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    Orania.Voices

    Ganna Gryniva & Tal Arditi

    Ganna Gryniva, voice, effects, loops
    Tal Arditi, electric guitar, acoustic guitar

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    Two aspiring protagonists of the Berlin music scene Ganna Gryniva and Tal Ariditi create an unexpected world of colors. With great joy they improvise over old Ukrainian folk songs, their own compositions and well-known jazz pearls. With roots in Ukraine Ganna Gryniva aims to combine various musical worlds from jazz to folklore music. In 2020 Double Moon Records released her album „Dykyi Lys“ that received remarkable international recognition. Ganna finished her studies in jazz music at the Conservatory Franz Liszt in Weimar. Tal Arditi graduated from the renowned Rimon School of Music in Ramat Hasharon near Tel Aviv. In 2020 Berthold Records released his album “Colors”. The result is a rich, original sound that mixes jazz, rock and classical music with Brazilian accents.
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    Orania.Grooves

    Regener Pappik Busch

    Sven Regener, trumpet
    Richard Pappik, drums
    Ekki Busch, piano

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    REGENER PAPPIK BUSCH is a new jazz project that has been startet by the three well known German musicians, Sven Regener, Richard Pappik, and Ekki Busch. They all are members of ELEMENT OF CRIME, a German folk rock band that makes its way through German Clubs and Concert Halls for more than 35 years. Sven Regener, singer, guitarist and trumpet player of Element of Crime, initiated the REGENER PAPPIK BUSCH project to enlarge his opportunities to play the trumpet and to find his way back into jazz, the music that made him start to play the trumpet in the first place and 45 years ago. With Ekki Busch and Richard Pappik he found congenial musicians nearby with a likewise deep love for jazz music of all kinds.
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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.