'Oldest jazz club in Germany'? Pull the other one…

The Hot Club Iserlohn, marking its 60th anniversary in Darmstadt, claims to be the longest-running jazz club in the land. Bill Coleman once gigged there.

I find the claim pointless and hard to believe. Berlin had a huge jazz scene right up to 1939 and resumed pretty much on the dot in 1945. There must surely be one club that has been running ever since… And to ignore the pre-war history seems somehow distortive. Read on here.


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