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
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
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
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
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
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
The famous German NDR (Norddeutscher Rundfunk) Big Band will hold another concert at their home studio, Studio 1. This time with musical director Mischa Schumann, piano.
Schumann originally started out as a drummer, then switched to the piano. A wise decision Continue reading