Swedish jazz musician Nils Landgren is turning 60. He's marked the occasion by recording a new CD of works by Leonard Bernstein.
Bernstein’s pioneering musical "West Side Story" turned him into a musical icon and, for 40 years, the music world lay at his feet.
The German jazz label ACT has been promoting young talents for 25 years. It's a reason to celebrate. Trombonist Nils Landgren and pianist Michael Wollny are part of the ACT family. They tell us about this unique label.
The man behind the music of "Das Boot" and "The Neverending Story" has also signed over 2,000 other compositions and performed 5,000 times worldwide. Klaus Doldinger now receives an Echo Jazz for his impressive career.
With jazz and film music, the Festival USA at Konzerthaus Berlin didn't present anything particularly special. But in politically uncertain times, US music takes on a different meaning for DW columnist Gero Schliess.
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