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?
From Daniel Barenboim to Liberace and from Maria Callas to Ella Fitzgerald: He has met and known them all. And the head of the Adler concert agency has a story to tell about each one.
French House music in Paris and flash mobs in Berlin: June 21 is Fete de la Musique. The night of free and spontaneous concerts is a tradition that was created in France in 1982.
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.
"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.
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