Thursday, September 6

Jazz x 2 in Berlin.

We held a garden party on Saturday here at the Potters House...

"Jazz in The Garden" ...

It was fun, and we raised some money for our local church,
well actually quite a lot of money when realised it was made by selling cake
and what wonderful cake!

But I digress....

I sing a bit and when I do it's.... lets say ...jazzy!

So to be taken to two jazz events in one day by my niece in Berlin, on my birthday, was a truly double delight.
First we made our way to Tauro Restaurant where there was a shady garden, a non-stop buffet of the most wonderful goodies and
 joy of joys...a jazz quartet playing all of those smooth listening pieces that just go to help the food
 go down easy!

Just look at that elegant man in his snazzy grey suit and his fabulous shoes!
His black hair swept back...with... could that be the Brylcream look?

I adore the way he holds the mike...and that great old fashioned mike as well.
The music was mainly from the 20's and early 30's and we could have been there in the days of 

I didn't know at that point that we could up the jazz stakes in the same day...
...but we did!

We walked along the river by the Bode Museum in the early evening...
...stopping only to watch the starlings perform a murmuration above the domes of Berlin.

 and admire the tango dancers by the bridge...

...and then as we crossed the bridge , the music floated out over the Berlin dusk.

There in the portico of the museum was the Kuba Stankiewiez Quartet.

What a setting and what sounds they made....a magic night!

It was my niece and her husband who organised our trip to hear the group, and I managed to take this pic of her as she crept up to the front to photograph them as they played. 
Jess is a professional photographer and Neil a football blogger!

We sat at the tables near the bridge with the dancers clicking their feet, and watched the stars come out.

It's taken me a while to get this together...trying to find where my pics are on the new "box".
But I'm getting we say in the Snapes...

..."Little by little"..
or even


  1. Amazing photos! A happy belated birthday. : )

    1. An amazing city...particularly the east side....

  2. How exciting, and a Belated Happy Birthday to you !!
    Looks like a fun evening was had by all, and the weather stayed nice ;)

    1. it certainly was a great night Jo...can't wait to go again!

  3. It was such a wonderful day - the whole trip was wonderful and even more so to share it with my big sis!

    1. another sharing coming up soon!!!excited about that my ticket.

  4. Berlin sounds such a wonderfully exotic city Gerry - didn't
    know you were a jazz fan.

    1. I listened to jazz as a teenager under the blankets so that noone could hear as it was much more in to listen to elvis....but monk sent shivers up my spine!!!

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    1. still reliving it with flashbacks!


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