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ZERO DENIRO was founded in 2013. It’s Karin Zemljič on vocals, Thomas Käfel on drums, Chris Laber on bass and Marko Črnčec on keys. 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!

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 pop groups.

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 more…

Thomas Käfel started playing Drums at the age of 8. Several years later, after graduating from the Conservatory ofMusic 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 projects.

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 By’ (GoTV)

Marko Crncec was born on May, 15th 1986 in Maribor, Slovenia. He started his music education with accordion on primary music school at the age of 7, then started to play piano at the age of 10. Then he studied classical piano on Music Gymnasium in Maribor. But despite of really love playing classical music he anyway decided to continue his study in jazz music on the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Graz, on which he graduated in 2009.

He had the opportunity to study with different artists, like Olaf Polziehn, Renato Chicco, Emil Spanyi, Ron McClure, Jarmo Savolainen,.. He is now working as a multiinstrumentalist, composer, arranger and producer in a various musical settings, mostly in jazz and pop music.

Meanwhile he performed or recorded with different musicians, such as: Michael Phillip Mossman, Luis Bonilla, Don Menza, Gary Chaffee, Marco Minnemann, Stjepko Gut, Bob Mintzer, Marcus Gilmore, Armando Gola, Jonathan Powell, John Thomas, Gwen Hughes, Stefan Milenkovich, Boško Petrovic, Miljenko Prohaska, Igor Bezget, Howard Curtis, Ron McClure, Martin Belic, Leo Angel, Andy Hunter, Samo Šalamon, Karmina Silec, Sharat Shrivastava, Gyan Syngh, Suresh Talwalkar, Bernhard Schimpelsberger, Ida Sundelius, Rok Golob, Jani Moder, Jure Pukl, Ratko Divjak, Sigi Feigl, Gašper Peršl, Karlheinz Miklin, Ewald Oberleitner, Eduard Holnthaner, Milan Nikolic, Mihail Parushev, Bajsa Arifovska, Ratko Dautavski, Stanko Arnold, Reiner Tempel,…


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