Wolf Kampmann: Between the Fronts. Jazz in the Weimar Republic
// Lecture in the course of the Bauhaus Jazz Exploration
Sat, 5 Mar 2022, 11:15 am
Bauhaus Museum Dessau
Jazz in Germany got off to a delayed start. Before 1923, people had only a vague idea of what jazz meant and tried to copy it in bohemian cafés according to hearsay. Then, when jazz became a mass phenomenon in Germany from 1926 onwards, it was subject to various political, cultural and social extremes that went hand in hand with the country's overall development. The love of jazz crossed all political camps and produced some blossoms that were only to be found in Germany.