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Conductor and music educator Murry Sidlin endorses “The Ghetto Swinger”

SchumannFrom Murry Sidlin, President and Creative Director of the Defiant Requiem Foundation:

“Coco Schumann used his talent for improv playing with the great musicians of Central Europe until he was forcefully relocated to the Jewish prison at Terezín. The musical society there was miraculous, and Schumann grew from drummer to expressive performer in the company of great composers, conductors, classical musicians, and a lively swing band. After the war, he reconstructed his career and became a trailblazing jazz guitarist. This compelling personal and insightful tale of survival brings to light another brilliant and selfless Terezín artist. It is storytelling from the inside by a music-maker who rediscovered the humanizing power of jazz and swing at a time when it was needed most.”

Read more about The Ghetto Swinger: A Berlin Jazz-Legend Remembers.

 

 

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