Wolf Kampmann (* 1962 in Zwickau ) is a German music journalist and writer . He is known, among others, together with Siegfried Schmidt-Joos as co-editor and author of Rowohlt's Rock-Lexikon and as author and editor of Reclam's Jazz-Lexikon .
After studying library science in Berlin, Kampmann was entrusted with setting up the systematic catalog of music and visual arts at the Academy of Arts of the GDR . Since 1990 he has been working as a freelance journalist specializing in music. Among other things, he was editor-in-chief of the rock magazine NMI & Messitsch from 1990 to 1992 ; He also worked for specialist magazines such as Musikexpress , Visions , Jazzthetik , Jazzthing , eclipsed and daily newspapers such as the Süddeutsche Zeitung , the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and the Jüdische Allgemeine as well as for radio, especially for Deutschlandradio and WDR 3 . Since 2010 he has been a lecturer for pop history and journalism at the Berlin University of the Popular Arts (hdpk) and for jazz history at the Berlin Jazz Institute .
Kampmann has been working with the band Crack of Doom since 2015 , with whom, among other things, he stages musical versions of his books.
On the occasion of Jazzahead 2015, Kampmann was honored with the “Prize for German Jazz Journalism”.
- Gustav , Osburg Verlag Hamburg, 2014, ISBN 978-3-95510-041-4
- Schuhbrücke , Osburg Verlag Hamburg, 2016, ISBN 978-3-95510-102-2
- Jazz. A story from 1900 to the day after tomorrow , Reclam-Verlag, 2016, ISBN 978-3-15-011072-0
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German music journalist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1962|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Zwickau|