Jazz meets Mills – Jazz meets Mühle – under a baking hot sun

The third edition of the “Jazz meets Mills” event on Whitmonday, 9th June, 2014, certainly had better weather than the previous year.  It was hot.  Very hot.

The day started at the Schuckardsmühle, now known as the “Haus der Naturfreunde”, on the Mühlenwanderweg with Mayor Hans-Georg Brum and Fountain Queen Carolyn II. opening the proceedings, before The Bandstand feat. Valentin Garvie kicked off the music.

The Bandstand feat. Valentin Garvie at the Schuckardsmühle

The Bandstand feat. Valentin Garvie at the Schuckardsmühle

Meanwhile, half an hour later the band “Crotchets” – the Klezmerensemble of Oberursel’s music school – played to an audience in the grounds of the Hospitalkirche next to the victims’ memorial.

Crotchets playing in the grounds of the Hospitalkirche

Crotchets playing in the grounds of the Hospitalkirche

Crotchets playing next to the Victims' Memorial

Crotchets playing next to the Victims’ Memorial

Starting slightly later than planned were Regina Klein & Band at the Kürtellsmühle, now the offices and workshops of Adam Koch GmbH.

Regina Klein & Band in the Kürtellsmühle

Regina Klein & Band in the Kürtellsmühle

She even sang a jazz rendition of “My Favourite Things” in English from the Sound of Music, a film that is hardly known of in Germany.

Regina Klein singing My Favourite Things

Regina Klein singing My Favourite Things

Moving down to the Bleiche, the music continued in the courtyard of the Herrenmühle at 1pm with the gipsy-jazz group Coeur du Bois.

Coeur du Bois in the Herrenmühle

Coeur du Bois in the Herrenmühle

The courtyard inside the Herrenmühle

The courtyard inside the Herrenmühle

Next up where the Powerhouse Swingtett who took their audience “through the American Songbook” at the Ratskeller next to the Vortaunusmuseum.

Powerhouse Swingtett

Powerhouse Swingtett

The Ratskeller next to the Vortaunusmuseum

The Ratskeller next to the Vortaunusmuseum

Returning to the Schuckardsmühle, Rosalie Schüler and Henrik Engström from the music in school in Friedrichsdorf took to the stage.

Rosalie Schüler and Henrik Engström at the Schuckardsmühle

Rosalie Schüler and Henrik Engström at the Schuckardsmühle

And finally, John Defferary’s Uptown Swingtide brought the day to a close in the courtyard of the Hospitalkirche.

John Defferary's Uptown Swingtide in the courtyard of the Hospitalkirche

John Defferary’s Uptown Swingtide in the courtyard of the Hospitalkirche

About Graham Tappenden

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Oberursel in 1993 and returned with his family to live there in 2003. He has been writing for AllThingsGerman.net since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

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