Dr. Jazzʼs Archive

Dietrich Schulz-Köhn’s collection of jazz records pays testimony to his love and passion for the music—defying but also adjusting to the politics of his time. A selection is shown here along with photographs and documents from Schulz-Köhn’s archive. They show him in a Nazi uniform, posing with Parisian jazz musicians. Along with facsimiles of his wartime jazz fanzine, often written with naively patriotic rhetoric, they evoke the image of a figure steeped in ambivalence.

Curatorial intervention

Demon Radio
Group exhibition

Courtesy of the Institute for Jazz Research, University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, and Jens-Uwe Völmecke