Berlin Concerts

Avishai Cohen

Avishai Cohen

'Arvoles' Album Release Show

Israel
Jazz
2019-09-27

Kammermusiksaal

Avishai Cohen

Avishai Cohen

'Arvoles' Album Release Show

Israel
Jazz
2019-09-27
Doors
Show
19:00 h
20:00 h

Avishai Cohen has earned his reputation as one of the world‘s finest bass players and has become an inspiration to young jazz musicians and music lovers all over the globe. Through his distinctive approach to lyrical composing and arranging and his passionate way of performing, Avishai has built an ever-growing following of listeners, live audiences and dedicated fans around the world.

His trio show at Kammermusiksaal Berlin will feature his most famous tracks as well as music from his latest masterpiece Arvoles (released on 7th June 2019), a long-awaited album since the release of the successful From Darkness in 2015. This new musical statement delivers 10 soulfully-executed pieces, all of them clearly identified with Avishai’s unique DNA and heartbeat.

Yemen Blues

Yemen Blues

Israel
Blues Funk Jazz Mediterranean Middle East
2019-10-04

Gretchen Club

Yemen Blues

Yemen Blues

Israel
Blues Funk Jazz Mediterranean Middle East
2019-10-04
Doors
Show
19:30 h
20:30 h

Yemen Blues has created a sound that swirls with the Yemenite tradition of Muslims, Christians and Jews, with contemporary overlays of rock & roll, jazz & blues. The charismatic singer Ravid Kahalani has gathered high class musicians around him and the ensemble plays arousing live music that inspires every audience. One of the most unique percussion set ups and an extreme, very versatile rhythm section are the pulsating, danceable underpinning of this unique musical collaboration.

The band seems to have an unusual appeal, because although still largely unknown, their concerts are always a success.

Stanley Clarke

Stanley Clarke

USA
Funk Jazz
2019-10-18

Quasimodo

Stanley Clarke

Stanley Clarke

USA
Funk Jazz
2019-10-18
Doors
Show
21:00 h
22:30 h

With over 40 albums, four-time Grammy® Award-winner Stanley Clarke has attained “living legend” status. Born in Philadelphia, Clarke has been a constant force of nature in American music since the early 1970s with the success of the jazz-fusion group Return To Forever.

During his 45+ year career, he has collaborated with Quincy Jones, Stan Getz, Art Blakey, Paul McCartney, Jeff Beck, Keith Richards, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, The Police, Herbie Hancock and many more. Doubling on acoustic and electric bass with equal ferocity, Clarke was the first jazz-fusion bassist ever to headline tours, selling out shows worldwide. Known for his intense dexterity and consummate musicality, Clarke is a true pioneer in jazz and jazz-fusion. Also an accomplished film and TV composer of over 65 projects, Clarke’s credits include Boyz N The Hood, the Tina Turner biopic What’s Love Got To Do With It, Romeo Must Die, The Transporter and most recently the 2013 blockbuster Best Man Holiday.

His creativity has been recognized and rewarded in every way imaginable: gold and platinum records, Grammy® Awards, Emmy® nominations, a BMI Award, and virtually every reader’s and critic’s poll in existence. He was Rolling Stone’s very first Jazzman of the Year and bassist winner of Playboy’s Music Award for 10 straight years. Clarke was honored with Bass Player Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award and is a member of Guitar Player Magazine’s “Gallery of Greats.” In 2004 he was featured in Los Angeles Magazine as one of the Top 50 Most Influential People. He was honored with the key to the city of Philadelphia and put his hands in cement as a 1999 inductee into Hollywood’s “Rock Walk” on Sunset Blvd. In 2011 he was honored with the highly prestigious Miles Davis Award at the Montreal Jazz Festival for his entire body of work. Most recently, Clarke won the 2013 Downbeat Magazine’s Reader and Critic Polls for Best Electric Bass Player.

Clarke believes in giving back to help young musicians hone their skills. He and his wife Sofia established The Stanley Clarke Foundation 13 years ago as a charitable organization offering scholarships to talented young musicians each year.

Fatoumata Diawara

Fatoumata Diawara

Mali
Folk Wassoulou
2019-11-22

Huxleys neue Welt

Fatoumata Diawara

Fatoumata Diawara

Mali
Folk Wassoulou
2019-11-22
Doors
Show
19:00 h
20:00 h

Fatoumata Diawara is an artist from Mali, who represents modern music from Africa. She already worked with Bobby Womack and Herbie Hancock, but also toured with Roberto Fonseca, who is a pianist from Cuba. Besides she gave shows for huge festivals, such as Glastonbury.

Not only Fatoumata Diawara is an active singer, but she is also a well known actress and has been acting for movies such as Timbuktu (2014) and Mali Blues (2015).

Her newest album „Fenfo“, which means „something to say“, was recorded in Mali, Burkina Faso, Barcelona and Paris and produced by herself and the french superstar Matthieu Chedid. „Since the last album I experienced so many different musical adventures, I have been working and touring with so many different musicians and I think that all the aspects are flowing into the album clearly audible.“, says Fatoumata Diawara. „Fenfo“ is an album, which doesn`t know any limits. Fatoumata connects the modernity oft he electric guitar with the old african stringed instrument Kora and Ngoni and combines Kit-Drums with the timeless rhythm oft he traditional percussion.

Her latest album „Fenfo“ – mostly sung in bambara – is about timeless themes, such as migration, respect, abjection, love, family and about how to create a better world for our children. Even though, she respects her african heritage and doesn`t sing in english, nor french, she at least wanted to have a modern sound in her music, because that ist he world, where she lives. „I want to keep my origin and influences, but communicate them in another way.“, Fatoumata says.

Electro Deluxe

Electro Deluxe

Album Release Tour

France
Funk Pop Soul
2019-11-22

Gretchen Club

Electro Deluxe

Electro Deluxe

Album Release Tour

France
Funk Pop Soul
2019-11-22
Doors
Show
19:30 h
20:30 h

Handmade, tight and bursting with energy. With luscious funk and their charismatic front man James Copley these seven gentlemen unleash huge musical fireworks from the very first moment.

In France you won’t see any festival line up without this band who is filling club shows with over 1000 guests on a regular base. Each of their last four albums entered the jazz charts on #1 and hit the top 10 in pop charts too. Famous for their electrifying live performances, they have been selling out venues and playing at the most prestigious Jazz & Pop festivals around Europe since 2001.

Merged into one unit and with the use of original vintage equipment Electro Deluxe creates a catching cocktail made out of dirty funk & soul which goes straight into ears and legs. You don’t just watch a show of them, you become part of it immediately. Naked, uninhibited and sincere.

Their new album "Apollo" will be released on 4th October 2019.