Uncle Pö was the short name for a jazz club, the Bernd Cordua and Peter Marxen ( who had already founded in 1967, the Jazz House in Brandstwiete ) founded on the middle ground in the Hamburg district Poseldorf and as a tribute to a world-famous venue in New York City Uncle Poe's Carnegie Hall called.
After a little later made moving it became known as a local scene in the 1970s and 1980s in Hamburg (district High air - East (then Eppendorf), Lehmweg 44); the founding date of October 1, 1970 was specified. In the old uncle Pö the middle it often came to sessions with different musicians; this was also maintained in Eppendorf and the spectators were numerous. The TV turned on and the uncle Pö under the direction of Peter Marxen (Bernd Cordua was excreted ) became the center of the "new hamburger good mood ." The German rock singer Udo Lindenberg immortalized the place in his album All clear on the Andrea Doria with the passage of the song All clear on the Andrea Doria: " When Uncle Pö 'ne Rentnerband plays for twenty years Dixieland ... ".
Mid-1970s, people began to speak of the Hamburg scene, which was accompanied by a New Orleans and Dixieland revival. Peter Marxen combined jazz, rock and pop music, with the emphasis increasingly shifted to the field of jazz modern jazz. It was the club character, that is, you went to the pub because they could meet each other, and not necessarily because of the music - and thus creating a hot spot; we met people from the recording industry and the radio.
The Pö uncle was one of the organizers of the Jazz Festival in Hamburg ( from 1975), then under the name of " New Jazz Festival ". In order to boost the success of the festival, the musicians played, for example, Albert Mangelsdorff, Wolfgang Dauner or Gerd Dudek, for low fees. However, this positive for the international stardom history of Hamburg harbored a considerable deficit for active musicians from Hamburg. As well known, and filled the clubs were, for their local artists they did nothing. This could occasionally occur on a smaller scale and only the owner of Uncle Pö gave them regular opportunities to play in the context of jam sessions.
From the world-famous jazz greats played in Uncle Pö among others John Abercrombie - Chet Baker - Art Blakey - Carla Bley - Joanne Brackeen - Dollar Brand - Michael Brecker - Gary Burton - Don Cherry - Chick Corea - Gil Evans - Jan Garbarek - Dizzy Gillespie - Steve Goodman - Dexter Gordon - Charlie Haden - Louis Hayes - Joe Henderson - Bobby Hutcherson - Leo Kottke - Steve Kuhn - Dave Liebman - Michael Mantler - Pat Metheny - Alphonse Mouzon - Marvin " Hannibal " Peterson - Tom Shaka - Woody Shaw - Archie Shepp - Horace Silver - Ralph Towner - Bennie Wallace - Mike Westbrook - Yosuke Yamashita - Attila Zoller, some, like Al Jarreau and Helen Schneider started there their international careers.
The day after the appearance of Al Jarreau on 12 March 1976, the NDR drove to the editor Michael Naura, to accommodate the new discovery. The concert was recorded live from the NDR, and broadcast on the radio. In addition, Al Jarreau has been committed for a TV show, The Al Jarreau show. At that time, the NDR Talkshow in Uncle Pö was taken, but soon had to move to the studio, because Peter Marxen refused to admit the favorite sculptor Adolf Hitler, Arno Breker, as talk host. As a consequence, new-wave bands were seen as the Talking Heads or Hanseatic New Wave sizes as the Roundheads in the " Pö ".
By 1979, Peter Marxen led the music bar, then he swapped his desk and musician job against a restaurateur in East Holstein. His successor Holger Jass changed the direction of the Corner of Jazz in a Corner of Jazz and Rock, employee Andreas Kiel remained as a programmer for some time, however, the year 1985 the end for the club: in the rooms of the restaurant Legendary arose, and since November 1, 2006 here is a restaurant catering chain Schweinske.
The reason for the closure of Uncle Pö was ultimately an examination of supervision, had found that music system (1200 watts RMS ) was affected by the associated vibrations, the stability of the building over time such that from building supervisory reasons, the operation of the PA system would have to be prohibited. Thus, the livelihood of the club was withdrawn. The Pö - founder Bernd Cordua later tried several times without success, to reopen music bars under the name Uncle Pö, in the 1990s in East Germany.