Jazz meets mills – Jazz meets Mühle

“Jazz meets Mühle” is being held for the fourth time this year, and is again being held on Whitmonday, 25th May 2015, and involves as always the mills along the Mühlenwanderweg.

At four places along the route there will be jazz bands playing, with refreshments available and a chance to see the historical buildings from a new perspective.

Although the event itself will be taking place between 11am and 5.30pm, the bands are playing at different times along the route, allowing visitors to experience each one in turn.

Jazz meets Mühle 2015The four locations are:

Schuckardtsmühle

Now known as “Haus der Naturfreunde”, or Altkönigstraße nr. 53, Quincy Kline’s Bandstand featuring Wilson de Olivera will open the proceedings at 11am with “Jazz-Sax at it’s best”.   The “Verein der Naturfreunde” will be providing the refreshments.  A water-wheel still works here, but is not the original wheel and is only for demonstration purposes.   At 2.30pm Rosalie Schüler and Henrik Engström from Friedrichsdorf’s music school will be playing.

Kürtellsmühle

This building is now better known as the home of the “Adam Koch” plumbing company at Altkönigstraße nr. 43, however Adam Koch himself used to be a mill builder.  The jazz “for all senses” will be performed by Regina Klein & Band at 1pm and Müller’s Partyservice will be providing the freshments.  At 3pm The New Orleans Joymakers will take to the stage with “Original New Orleans Music”.

Vortaunusmuseum

The museum is located at the top end of the market square and contains examples of millstones and other interesting pieces of technology from the mills’ hayday.  Swing on Fire will be playing gipsy-style jazz at 1pm with refreshments being arranged by the neighbouring Ratskeller restaurant.  They will be followed by the Powerhouse-Swingtett who, as the name suggests, will be playing swing from 3pm onwards,

Hospitalkirche

The courtyard next to the Hospitalkirche is one of the locations again this year, where the group Vagabondoj will be playing , Klezmer Balkan Polka at 11.30am. The refreshments here are being offered by the charity raising money to complete the victims’ memorial.  At 4pm the last group to play will be the Voila Engelbrecht Quartett with “Straight ahead jazz”.

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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