ALL DARK – New West

Jazz Tour of National Socialism

A city tour to historic venues of Jazz in Western Berlin passing Olivaer Platz to Schaubühne , Lehniner Platz

Registration under 0171/5483492 oder

The tours can be booked anytime, maybe in conjunction with a concert !? € 15 / person, two or less at least € 45

  • meeting in front of BMW-Haus, Kurfürstendamm 31, 10719 Berlin; ending ca 120 Minutes later in front of Schaubühne, € 15, discounts possible

I am happy to meet your individual needs, just contact me in advance!

City tour through Berlin from 1933 to 1945: from populism, manipulation, compromise 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 comprehensively forbidden, here partly even officially promoted, there was some confusion.What strategies did the regime pursue?And how could a jazz life look like in the circumstances?The city tour is looking for answers.
Although the term only became known here in 1936, it was Swing in 1933 – this was neither a march nor a lock step. The music conveyed a casual, elegant attitude to life, individualistic and non-conformist, a touch of freedom! Because it was not compatible with the official Nazi ideology, it was from the beginning acted as an integral part of both the active and the passive resistance. In Berlin, however, it also belonged to the official repertoire of entertainment and became a matter of tactics and manipulation. What could be left over from the original music? The city tour tries to understand the phenomenon in its complexity and also to take the official page into account.
In the New West, the Swings and their dances particularly shaped the image, eccentric and extravagant. Who were they and what did their activities mean? The city tour tells of it.

Musik 1933 – 45:

Internationale Musiker*innen:

Bennie Goodman
Django Reinhardt
Cole Porter – Born to dance
Irving Berlin – Swing high, swing low
Glenn Miller – In the mood

.. in Berlin:
Kerb Flemming
Lubo d´Orio
Tullio Mobiglia

Berliner Musiker*innen:

Helmut Zacharias
Kurt Hohenberger
Peter Igelhoff – Dieses Lied hat keinen Text
Evelyn Künnecke – Sing, Nachtigal, sing
Coco Schuhman
Otto Stenzel – Musik, Musik, Musik


Die Goldene Sieben
Charly and his Orchestra