For those of you who will be in Berlin this weekend (February 7 and 8, 2015):
Normal Miller, last of Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers will hold two very thrilling lectures and talk about the Savoy Ballroom in New York and Continue reading On very short notice: Lindy Hop and Swing legend Norma Miller in Berlin
For the last thirteen years the Mississippi Blues Night has had a reputation as part of the Köpenick Jazz and Blues Festival; a show mostly designed for the fans of Old Time Jazz since 1995 that easily filled the yard of the Köpenick Rathaus. This year, however, Continue reading BERLIN: Mississippi Blues & Barbecue, July 26 and 27, Kulturbrauerei Kesselhaus
One of the most influential American writers on blues and jazz culture, Albert Murray (*12 May 1916) of Alabama, died on August 18 in his Harlem home. He is survived by his wife Mozelle and their daughter Michele.
He was a close friend of author Ralph Ellison, who wrote Continue reading Obituary. Author Albert Murray dies at age 97
Dr. Bernd Hoffmann of the WDR will hold a guest lecture at „Theaterwissenschaftliches Institut“ (Department of Drama and Theatre) of the FU Berlin this week.
On Friday, June 21, he will be Continue reading Berlin: Lecture on Jazz, Dance, Ragtime and Cakewalk
The New York based Jazz Journalists Association (JJA) just announced the 2013 “Jazz Hero” nominees. The chosen few are usually “activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz who have had significant impact in their local communities” according to the JJA website. Continue reading Jazz Journalists Association announces 2013 ‘Jazz Heroes’ nominees
I just launched a new site called
where I will enlarge on the many new popular culture book releases that surface every month. Continue reading Welcome www.popcultureshelf.com, the popular culture twin of jive-talk.com
If you have not been to a concert of a good American swing big band yet … never mind, since here comes your chance to listen to possibly the best German swing big band around. Come and see Andrej Hermlin’s Swing Dance Orchestra at the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg on Thursday, March 7. Continue reading Hamburg: Swing Dance Orchestra Andrej Hermlin live March 7