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30 July 2010

Clarinet Bird – Jazz Talks
Reading and Concert with Maxi Sickert and Rolf Kühn

Cultural Summer Event

Photo: Bookcover

© Privatarchiv Rolf Kühn

Circus tent, the persecution of Jews, the GDR, and the child prodigy from Leipzig.
The clarinettist Rolf Kühn’s jazz life takes him to Benny Goodman’s penthouse and onto the stage of the Carnegie Hall. He lives in the apartment above Billie Holiday, tours with Chet Baker and Lester Young, meets Marilyn Monroe and organizes his brother’s escape from the GDR with the help of the pianist Friedrich Gulda.

The music journalist Maxi Sickert has reconstructed through talks and research one of the most unusual music biographies of the post-war era. A journey through time from the ruins of Leipzig to New York to the new Berlin. Following the reading, Rolf Kühn and his band "Tri-O" will wind up the evening with a concert.


30 July 2010, 7.30 pm


Glass Courtyard, ground level


10 euros, reduced rate 7 euros

Ticket reservation

Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 488 or


Stefan Krauss
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 491
Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 330

Tri-O line up: Rolf Kühn (clarinet), Ronny Graupe (guitar), Johannes Fink (bass) und Christian Lillinger (percussion)

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