|Died||February 4, 2000 (aged 77)|
Berendt's father Ernst Berendt was a
In 1952 the first German edition of Berendt's Jazz Book was published. It became a definitive book on jazz translated into many languages and is still being updated and reprinted. For almost 40 years Berendt produced the jazz program of the
Berendt initiated and organized many jazz festivals (
Berendt was awarded, amongst others, the critic's award of German television, the culture award of Poland, and twice the
Berendt died on 4 February 2000 at the age of 77 after a traffic accident which he was involved in as a pedestrian. The accident happened in Hamburg, Berendt was on his way to a book promotion for his book Es gibt keinen Weg nur Gehen (There Is No Way, Only Going).
Berendt's huge collection of records, books, magazines, photos and more is in the archive of the Jazzinstitut Darmstadt.