Promotional Video for Harlem Jazz Adventures


Timme Rosenkrantz would have turned 100 in 2011. He was a real Danish baron who loved swinging jazz and the people who created America's gift to music. He lived with, photographed, recorded and wrote about the jazz masters of Harlem back when their music held a nation in thrall.

From Prohibition speakeasies to great ballrooms, from gangsters to goddesses, Timme brings it all to life with baronial charm and wit. Along the way he makes good friends: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Billie (Lady Day) Holiday, Benny Carter, Erroll Garner, Benny Goodman, Willie "The Lion" Smith, Art Tatum and many more — all in pursuit of that toe-tapping, Lindy-Hopping American music called jazz and swing.

Timme first visited his Mecca in 1934. Before he checked out in 1969, he wrote his memories — in a Danish book and in Danish and English articles — of this golden era of American history.

Fradley Garner, International Editor of Jersey Jazz and friend of Timme's, has translated and edited the Baron's memoirs for the English-speaking world. We're sure you'll enjoy Harlem Jazz Adventures as much as the Danes did. It swings!

New video!  Frad and Erik perform Chapter 14 of Harlem Jazz Adventures

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