|15. Mai 2013|
doors 18 Uhr
ZERO DENIRO was founded in 2013. It’s Karin Zemljič on vocals,
Thomas Käfel on drums and Chris Laber on bass. They share a love for all sorts
of music, but R&B, jazz and hip hop in particular. The project is a work in progress,
not only because it has just started, but because it is an unpredictable musical
journey that is undergoing change and progress with every note played.
Lean back and enjoy the ride!
For their upcoming performances, the band has the great pleasure to introduce
and feature Juanma Trujillo on guitar. He is a great friend and musician from
Venezuela. Him and Thomas got to play music together, when they where studying
at the Los Angeles Music Academy.
Karin Zemljič was born and raised in Maribor, where she received her first
musical training on the guitar. Later she started to take singing lessons with the
famous Slovenian singer Dada Kladenik .
At the moment she is studying at the jazz department of the ‘Kärntner
Landeskonservatorium’ (Conservatory of Music Carinthia) with Caroline De Rooij.
Projects she is a part of: Tribute to Stevie Wonder, T2MJ, Amy Winehouse Tribute,
Feel the Phil, Studio Vokal Kärnten: 4rt’lstund’n, Okustični and several jazz and
She worked with many different artists as background and lead singer:
Karen Asatrian, Rob Bargad, Carole Alston Bukowsky, Marko Črnčec, Igor Bezget,
Toti Big band, Uroš Perić, Zlatko, Tabu, Alya, Nuša Derenda, Maja Keuc, and many
Thomas Käfel started playing Drums at the age of 8. Several years later, after
graduating from the Conservatory of
Music in Klagenfurt/Carinthia in Jazz Drums, he received the ‘Joe Porcaro
Scholarship’ and moved to Los Angeles to study at the L.A. Music Academy.
He got the ‘Master of Arts’ degree at the
‘Konservatorium der Stadt Wien Privatuniversität’ in Vienna.
Some of his most important teachers were Mike Shapiro, Ralph Humphrey, Erich
Bachträgl, Walter Grassmann, Joe Porcaro, and many more…
‘Selection’ of Artists Thomas is/has been working with:
Martin Koller (KOLLER), Tonč Feinig (Feinix, FKK, Feinig.Käfel.Trujillo TRIO),
DREIECK (Austrian pop act), Sarah Dashew (L.A.-based singer/songwriter), Elle
Spencer Lewis (L.A.-based singer/songwriter), Doretta Carter, Vienna Boys’ Choir,
Big John, Karen Asatrian, Soul Town Orchestra, Wolfgang Puschnig, GANES
(Italy/Germany), La Machine, Carole Alston, Michi Erian, Rob Bargad…
Chris Laber was born in Graz, where he got his first musical training as a
drummer and later switched to bass. He enjoyed lessons with Helmut Schönleitner,
Andreas Kober, Christian Seiner, Christian Heidenbauer und Wolfram Abt. Chris
attended a course in popular music at the J.J. Fux Conservatory in Graz in 2009.
Since 2010 he has been a student at the Anton Bruckner University in Linz.
He is busy as a session/studio musician, teacher and he is part of several bands and
Credits: Millions of Dreads, Johannes von Gott, Klimmstein, Cuvée, Concrete Eden,
Daniel Haselwanter, Dreieck, Feisty Prey, Jimi D., Kayanauts, Leo Aberer, Sellyy,
Strange Days, Yesterday will Come, and many more
Grazer Stadtfest, Fm4 Frequency Festival, Augarten Fest, ‘All Eyes on’ and ‘Hosted
Juanma Trujillo was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. He studied music
theory under Maria Eugenia Atilano and guitar with Venezuelan jazz icon Gonzalo
Mico. While in Venezuela, Juanma participated in several rock and top forty bands
and played with important musicians from the Venezuelan jazz scene, such as
Gerardo Chacon, Diego Maldonado, Francisco Vielma, Oscar Fanega and Carlos
In 2005, Juanma moved to Los Angeles, California, to study contemporary guitar
performance at the LA Music Academy. Since then, he has had the pleasure of
performing regularly at major Los Angeles music venues such as The Baked Potato,
Catalina’s, The Mint, La VeLee and The Jazz Bakery. Juanma has enjoyed working
with world class musicians in a number of different settings, including Mike Shapiro,
Aaron Serfaty, Jerry Watts, Hussain Jiffry, Bill Reichenbach and Gregg Bissonette.
He has also participated in master classes with John Patittucci and Dave Douglas
as well as private studies with Steve Khan, Ralph Alessi and Steve Cardenas.
Juanma is the recipient of such prestigious awards as the Ted Greene Guitar
Scholarship from the Herb Alpert Foundation, Outstanding Musician at the Reno
Jazz Festival and most recently, Outstanding Soloist at the Monterey Jazz Festival.
He has also earned a Bachelor’s of Music in jazz performance at California State
University, Northridge, where he studied with John Pisano and Larry Koonse.