Jazz from Germany – Structures


The trumpet player Till Brönner is one of the best known German jazz musicians worldwide. Photo: Ralf Dombrowski

Jazz from Germany – An Introduction

German jazz is multifaceted. Hardly any other jazz scene in Europe has such a range of styles, traditions and techniques.More ...

Clubs and Festivals

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Clubs and Festivals in Germany

Jazz clubs in East and West Germany differed in their historic development. In spite of a definite decline since the 1990’s, in spite of the global economic crisis and financial thinning-out at the edges of cultureMore ...

Jazz on the Radio

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Jazz on the radio

There are many facets to the jazz and improvised music we hear on the radio: programs about styles from the past or the very latest in improvisation, recordings by musicians from particular regions, concerts and, sometimes, even festivals.More ...

Studying Jazz

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Studying Jazz

Anybody wanting to study jazz in Germany these days has a whole range of possibilities. The country has 18 universities and music conservatories that provide a broad spectrum of courses.More ...


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Jazz Labels in Germany

Germany’s jazz label landscape is colourful and the music industry diverse, in spite of the ongoing economic crisis. There are a number of reasons for this.More ...