Upcoming event :


Afro Cuban Percussion Workshop for Kids & Teens

from 03.08. – 07.08.2020, daily from 10-16 clock, participation free,
Concert of the workshop band planned on 07.08.2020 3 pm,
Maxim Kinder- & Jugendkulturzentrum, Charlottenburger Str. 117, 13086 Bln.-Weissensee, | Application 030-92 37 64 57




Jazzlights #34 Oloyé 
Wednesday, 12.08.20  20:00 Uhr
Lehmbruckstr. 1, 10245 Berlin
Zur Glühlampe

The concert takes place as part of the Berlin Jazz Week. The audience can see & hear it indoors, on a large screen in front of the “Zur Glühlampe“ and in the stream of the Berlin Jazz Week. More information will follow.


The initiators are the Artists’ Collective Jazzlights and the Protagonists of the oldest Bar in Friedrichshain Zur GlühlampeWe thank you for the support of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe! The streams sent so far at





NEW: For Free Hands meets Alaa Zouiten @ Jazzlights „Antonio´s Night“

Here is the video of a very moving concert at Jazzlights at Glühlampe : For Free Hands meets Alaa Zouiten. Many thanks to Alaa and my brilliant colleagues Vladimir KarparovDiego Pinera and Roberto Badoglio



NEW: Duomeeting Karparov & Brunn – 13 Strings @ b-flat

Karparov & Brunn & 13 Strings met at our duo meeting. Many thanks to my great colleagues Vladimir Karparov, who also does a wonderful scat singing solo and Simon Rainer, whose distinctive electric guitar sound I really appreciate. In June we will record our first CD in this constellation.





The Quartet For Free Hands was on tour in Spain at the end of April 2019. Here you will find a review of the tour, the new concert videos created there and the new For Free Hands press photos by Sevi Tsoni. These activities were supported by the Initiative Musik gemeinnützige Projektgesellschaft mbH with project funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media on the basis of a resolution of the German Bundestag.



Here you can listen and watch one of the first videos of the new For Free Hands team.



 “Kaleidoscope Freedom” Premiere Live @ Schlot, Berlin 2018
Read the released reviews from JAZZ PODIUM and JAZZ Thing for the FOR FREE HANDS CD “Kaleidocope Freedom”

Here you can see a video of one of our duo´s HARTMANN & BRUNN last concerts.
Many thanks to Iven Hausmann of Jazz Units and Ulf Drechsel of RBB.
Hans Hartmann is very ill and unfortunately he can´t play the chapmanstick any further.



The HARTMANN & BRUNN CD “19 Strings”  was released  by LAIKA Records. The duo was  winner of the Studiopreis Jazz, awarded by Berliner Kultursenat.

  CD & concert reviews (from e.g. Jazzpodium or “Süddeutsche Zeitung” – concert JAZZIT München/Germering)


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The BalkaNova CD “Heart Beats” was released at BOS Records (distributed by JARO Medien).

BalkaNova CD &  Concert Reviews


BalkaNova was  „Artist of the week” at PUPLIC REPUBLIC:



 BalkaNova played with great success at the MALAGA JAZZFESTIVAL. The comprehensive and multifaceted concert review can be found here. 







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BALKANOVA played  with STOYAN YANKOULOV  in 2010 at the BERLIN BALKAN SLAM-FESTIVAL PFEFFERBERG HAUS  13. The new festival BERLIN BALKAN SLAM in Pfefferberg presented a colorful, traditional and modern variety of BALKAN music. Two Bulgarian musicians played at the festival: the drummer and percussionist Stoyan Yankoulov and the accordion player Martin Lubenov.

 Stoyan Yankoulov played both days,the first with BalkaNova – a trio with a singer from Berlin:Viktoria Lasaroff, and the second witha newly established Festival-Quartet: Stoyan Yankoulovs (drums); Jonathan Robinson (bass); Vladimir Karparov (sax); Andreas Brunn (guitar).



We would like to thank for her outstanding pictures.

Sevi Tsoni: |

Jörg Möller:

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