Sunday, 29 April 2018
Heinz Jakob “Coco” Schumann, Jazz guitarist & drummer and Holocaust survivor,
author of the autobiography "Der Ghetto-Swinger: Eine Jazzlegende erzählt" 1997
und "Solange ich Musik mache, habe ich keine Zeit alt zu werden"2014,
born on 14 May 1924; died on 28 January 2018
In 1944 he played in the Theresienstadt Jazz band, the so called Ghetto Swingers
After the war he recorded with Helmut Zacharias
and other well known German musicians.
In1950 he emigrated with his family to Australia,
but returned 1954 homesick back to Berlin
"Shishkebab" Live 1955 at "Rex Casino am Zoo, Berlin
In 1976 he reunited with Helmuth Zacharias:
Helmut Zacharias, Coco Schumann - When you smile
TV Interview (German)
Read: Interview zum 90. Geburtstag!
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