Jazz stories (narrated and musical)!

Also the jazz stories can be booked at any time.

speeches e.g. at Argument-Buchhandlung (Reichenbergerstr. 150, 10999 Berlin)

taking 60-90 minutes

  • KIND OF GOLDEN

 New West   

Jazz Stories from the Twenties

Berlin,Weimar Republic: Stories from the New West, the younger of the two famous entertainment centers of Berlin, which gained immense prestige in the course of the Weimar Republic! Bourgeois influenced and distinguished, but open to the modernism of the 1920s, in architecture as well as in technology, and of course in music.

In the footsteps of musicians and jazz fans, technical progress, instruments and sound, social factors inevitably play a part – open gender issues, racism, anti-Semitism, and what unheard-of sounds!?

  Friedrichstadt

Jazz Stories from the Twenties

Berlin,Weimar Republic: Back to the Friedrichstadt, the infamous entertainment center of Berlin, which was still infamous from the Empire! The Wilhelminian splendor persisted, now affordable for everyone. A turbulent chaos, accompanied by the sounds of industrialization. Driving rhythms and breathless sequences  – that was jazz!

A prelude to sex, drugs and rock´n roll, and and the jazz stories tell about it.

  • ALL DARK

New West
Jazz Stories of National Socialism

Berlin, 1933 – 1945: … of populism, manipulation, compromises and civil disobedience – in 1933 jazz was actually on the index! The music was defamed according to all the rules of racism. Nevertheless, she was an integral part of the Berlin entertainment! Never banned comprehensively, here even officially supported, somehow there was confusion. What strategies did the regime pursue? And how could a jazz life look like in the circumstances?
Especially in the New West the Swings and their dance shaped the picture. Who were they and what did all this mean?

Friedrichstadt

Jazz Stories of National Socialism

Berlin, 1933-45: Jazz stories against the background of National Socialism? And in the immediate vicinity of buildings where terror was planned and terror was carried out!

To Nazi Joseph Goebbels, populist and intriguer, the power of Swing was known, the music just had to be manipulated properly!” And those swing fans, who teamed up with Hot Clubs, should keep cool?

… about music and people…