Jazz is America's music. Jazz is bop and be-bop. Jazz is Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Miles Davis. Jazz is "A Love Supreme." Jazz is...
Only in New York City. Only in the world of bebop. And only in the formative years of the 1950s and 1960s. Without those three elements, and without Pannonica de Koenigswarter, Three Wishes becomes simply another fairy tale. Nica — as she was known — was heiress to the Rothschild family and would become the patron saint, benefactor, and muse to the greatest collection of jazz players the world has ever known. And then some. Nica moved to New York City in 1952 and ensconced herself in the Hotel...more