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Peace On Earth! The jazz scene in Germany takes a stand against war and militarism! – Concert at Universität der Künste Berlin | 07.04.2022

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On February 24th 2022, the Russian army invaded Ukraine on Vladimir Putin’s orders and covered it with a bloody war. Jazz musicians living in Germany express their protest against this and other partly forgotten wars of the present. No more Ukrainian children should lose their parents, no more Russian mothers should have to weep for their sons, no more people on this planet should be forced to flee because a war threatens their lives.

Image above: Peace on Earth!

Under the patronage of the Senator for Culture and Europe in Berlin, Klaus Lederer, and with the support of rbb and Bujazzo/Deutscher Musikrat, the German Jazz Union, Jazz thing, Tangible Music and jazzed are calling for a major joint concert on Thursday, April 7th 2022 in the concert hall of the Berlin University of the Arts at Hardenbergstraße 33, organised by the Jazz Institut Berlin. The concert will start at 6 pm, admission is from 5.30 pm, planned end is around midnight. Admission is free, but a minimum donation of 15 euros is requested. Since attendance at the concert is not bound to tickets, it can be done freely at any time between 5.30 pm and midnight! Catering is available.

Under John Coltrane’s motto “Peace On Earth! !”,the jazz scene wants to make itself heard across all stylistic differences. All proceeds from the event will be donated 100 % to Ärzte ohne Grenzen e.V., which is active in Ukraine.

Beneficiary: Ärzte ohne Grenzen
Intended purpose: peace on earth
IBAN: DE72 3702 0500 0009 7097 00
Bank für Sozialwirtschaft

rbbkultur will stream the concert live and in the following days here: www.rbbkultur.de.

The UdK Berlin will stream the concert on the Youtube channel of the Faculty of Music via the link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCQuVIsGVbq6IBx57Wc1F0A.

Facebook-Event: https://fb.me/e/4ZO1rLgPL

jazzed will continue to offer the stream on the net in the following days, and Tangible Music will subsequently produce a digital album with the highlights of the evening.

Ulf Drechsel and Wolf Kampmann will moderate the evening.

The contributors to Peace On Earth! are a Who’s Who of the jazz scene (from Aki Takase to Thomas Quasthoff) in Germany, who have never been on stage together in this form before. Many all-star line-ups will play together for the first time in this form, there will be reunions of earlier formations and special performances for the occasion. Several artists from Ukraine have also confirmed their participation.

Programme (changes may be made at the last minute):

6 pm
Nikolaus Neuser (tp) & Silke Eberhard (sax) NN (dr)
Ganna Gryniva (voc)
Jonas Schoen (sax) + Band (???)

6.30 pm
Lisa Bassenge (voc), Andreas Lang (b), Jacob Karlzon (p)
Johannes Barthelmes (sax) & Bardo Henning (p)
Robert Keßler Trio (g, b, dr)

7 pm
Chris Dahlgren (g, voc)
Trillmann: Janning Trumann (tb), Fabian Willmann (ts), Florian Herzog (b) & Eva Klesse (dr)
Thomas Quasthoff (voc) & Rolf Zielke (p)

7:30 pm
Sebastian Gramss (b), Achim Kaufmann (p), Max Andrzejewski (dr)
Aki Takase (p) Mayumi Nakamura (voc)
Clara Haberkamp (p)

8 pm
Michael Schiefel (voc), Peter W eniger (sax), David Friedman (vib)
Paulo Morello (g), Peter Weniger (sax), Guilherme Castro (b), Tino Derado (p), Heinrich Köbberling (dr)
Ulrike Haage (p)

8.30 pm
Christian Kögel (g) & Britta Ann Flexenhar (voc)
Efrat Alony (voc), Simon Jermyn (g), Matthias Pichler (b), H Köbberling (dr)
Kathrin Pechlof (harfe) & Christian Weidner (sax)

9 pm
Dejan Terzic (dr), Christian Weidner (sax) & Ronny Graupe (g)
Judy Niemack (voc) & Yuriy Seredin (p)
Andreas Schmidt (p), Christian Kögel (g), Jonas Westergaard (b), Heinrich Köbberling (dr)

9.30 pm
Hannes Zerbe (p) & Jürgen Kupke (cl)
Yakou Tribe (g, sax, b, dr)
Viktoria Leléka (voc)

10 pm
Kalle Kalima (g), Jelena Kuljic (v oc) & Christian Lillinger (dr)
Julia Hülsmann (p) & Christopher Dell (vib)
Katharine Mehrling (voc) & Wolfgang Köhler (p)

10.30 pm
Erik Leuthäuser (voc) & Wolfgang Köhler (p)
Uli Kempendorff (ts) & Field: Christopher Dell (vib), Jonas Westergaard (b), Peter Bruun (dr)
Esther Kaiser (voc) & Tino Derado (p)

11 pm
Fabian Sackis (g, ???)
Tilo Weber (dr)
Guilherme Castro (b), Rolf Zielke (p) & Rolo Rodriquez (dr)

11.30 pm
Lea W. Frey (voc), Peter Meyer (g)
Benjamin Weidekamp (sax) & Michael Haves (voc, efx?)
Sidney Werner (b) & Arne Braun (g), Ludwig Wandinger (dr)

Igor Osypov (g) Trio (???)
Diego Pinera (dr), Peter Ewald (sax), Marcel Krömker (b), Igor Osypov (g) Yuriy Sych (p) & Peter Klohmann (sax)


Thursday, April 7th, 2022 – 6 pm to midnight


Concert Hall of the Universität der Künste Berlin
Hardenbergstraße 33
10623 Berlin- Charlottenburg

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