Bauhaus Jazz Exploration

Bauhaus Museum Dessau

With the Bauhaus Jazz Exploration, the Open Stage at the Bauhaus Museum Dessau opens up for a space- and time-breaking experiment. After almost a century of time travel, a record returns to Dessau that Bauhaus student Wilhelm Imkamp gave to 8-year-old Günter Boas: Basin Street Blues by Louis Armstrong. The Dessau jazz pioneer Günter Boas was persecuted by the National Socialists because of his passion for music, later he became a pioneering musician and publicist of jazz. Today, when young jazz musicians take to the stage at Bauhaus Jazz Exploration, they face new challenges. How much improvisation do society and culture need in times of crisis? This is the question that a new generation of jazz musicians is dealing with, discussing with researchers and chroniclers and presenting their sound at the Bauhaus. At 4:00 p.m. concert with the Cologne band SALOMEA and at 7:00 p.m. concert with the Leipzig band Perplexities on Mars.


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