Jazz musicians earn an average of 12,500 euros a year. In Berlin, gigs are especially hard to find. Professional musicians with diplomas and experience often earn less than 50 euros a night. How do jazz musicians balance passion and profit?
A new exhibition looks at how the Nazis used opera as a powerful tool of propaganda, especially during the Nuremberg Rallies. Hitler was personally involved in the staging of some epic Wagner productions.
"My project shows that music and art can give people something to live and hope for," says Israeli pianist and composer Amit Weiner about his project that revives the works of composers who were murdered by the Nazis.
Coco Schumann, a legendary jazz guitarist and one of the last remaining survivors of the Holocaust, has died in Berlin. As part of the band the Ghetto Swingers, he was forced to perform for the SS at Auschwitz.
A total of 45 music festivals and conferences have promised to have women make up half their programming by 2022. Germany's Reeperbahn Festival is a partner of this Keychange initiative, but notable omissions remain.
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