First release from Enjoy Jazz Records

With a sampler on the new Jewish sound in Germany, the Enjoy Jazz Records label, newly founded by the Enjoy Jazz Festival, has released its first recording. "Richard Wagner and the Klezmer Band. In Search of the New Jewish Sound in Germany" has been compiled by artist Yuriy Gurzhy. For Gurzhy, the sampler is "the soundtrack to the search for one's Jewish identity." The CD, "Richard Wagner and the Klezmer Band," contains 18 pieces of music ranging from folk and jazz to psychedelic rock, klezcore and hip-hop and is now available in stores. The author, musician and DJ Yuriy Gurzhy had presented a book of the same name on the subject earlier this year. The idea for the book came from a conversation between Gurzhy and Enjoy Jazz Festival Director Rainer Kern.