The Jazz Baroness
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The Jazz Baroness
Pannonica de Koenigswarter was a woman who grew up surrounded by wealth and privilege -- she was a member of the Rothschild family, one of the most powerful names in British banking and politics, and she was heir to a significant portion of the Rothschild fortune. However, while in New York en route to meet her husband, Pannonica heard a recording of "Round Midnight" by Thelonious Monk and was transfixed by its beauty and emotional power. Pannonica cancelled a flight home so she could listen to more of Monk's music, and eventually she tracked down the musician in 1954, striking… More