Di. 19.5.20 | 22:00 – 24:00 Uhr
On the importance of Jazz
Jazz speaks for life. The Blues tell the story of life’s difficulties, and if you think for a moment, you will realize that they take the hardest realities of life and put them into music, only to come out with some new hope or sense of triumph.
This is triumphant music.
Modern jazz has continued in this tradition, singing the songs of a more complicated urban existence. When life itself offers no order and meaning, the musician creates an order and meaning from the sounds of the earth which flow through his instrument.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Eröffnungsrede des Berlin Jazz Festival 1964 (Auszug)