The History of Jazz in Europe

This is the official website of the History of Jazz in Europe, created by Wouter Turkenburg

In 2002 Jim Collier, Wolfram Knauer and Wouter Turkenburg met for the first time in The Hague, The Netherlands to discuss sharing knowledge and experiences with jazz in Europe. Each of them has a different background and perspective.

Jazz author Jim Collier has visited the most remote corners of Europe since the 1960's. He obtained valuable information by contacting with jazz musicians and jazz scholars in various countries.

Wolfram Knauer after studying musicology, has become the director of the Jazz Institute Darmstadt, Germany, the best jazz documentation center in Europe.

Wouter Turkenburg, as the head of the jazz department of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, The Netherlands, is profiling the school as the leading jazz education institute in Europe, As musicologist and jazz history teacher he is interested in developing a teaching module on The History of Jazz in Europe.

Since their first meeting they stayed in contact and saw each other again, mostly in Paris, to discuss the possible publishing of the book 'The History of Jazz in Europe'.

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