Jazz Tour of the Twenties

The Golden Twenties around the Kurfürstendamm, to historic venues of jazz, past the Memorial Church and the Theater of the West!

  • starts in front of Nürnberger Str. 16 opposite the former FEMINA HAUS, Nürnberger Str. 50-55, 10789 Berlin

  • ends 120 minutes later at the QUASIMODO, Kantstraße 12A, 10623 Berlin

  • please register : +49 (0) 171 5483492 or
  • A city walk can be booked any time, please contact me!
  • € 15  per person

The Golden Twenties around the Kurfürstendamm – the modern upper classes: Let’s look behind the glamour that the Golden Twenties still lend Berlin today! How did jazz actually come to Berlin from America? how was he received? Where were the places, and who were the protagonists? First of all, how did the music sound?

Highly controversial and hotly contested, the outrageous sounds became a must in the entertainment of the highly industrialized Berlin immediately after the First World War. The music expressed the attitude of life of many city dwellers that shaped the Golden Twenties and the time around them. It suited the zeitgeist. Therefore, the local musicians immediately agreed on the method of using more syncopation. These are musical devices of the interruption of regular rhythms and were considered the symbol of jazz. The musicians put them in popular folk songs or dances and played it a bit more chaotic. That’s what they called jazz then, and they were up to date!

Jazz developed dynamically. The music produced very different varieties. That’s why she reached people of different social backgrounds. In 1929 she had her fans across all layers.

In the footsteps of musicians and jazz fans, instruments and technical progress, the city walk inevitably comes down to racism and Anti-Semitism. It was predominantly people of Jewish origin who shaped the culture, entertainment and economy of this metropolis.

. And the modern entertainment center, the then New West, provides the backdrop. He lured with special promises and still does today – impressive buildings and a modern atmosphere!



See also: KIND OF GOLDEN – Friedrichstadt Jazz stories!
Jazz around the Ku`damm
Jazz around the Ku`damm – Paul Whiteman