JZ Spring 2018 100th Anniversary of Shanghai Jazz

JZ Spring is back with the customary raft of top-notch jazz performers filling the streets with sultry and/or bombastic tunes, marking the 100th anniversary of jazz in Shanghai. In addition to the hundreds of talented local and international jazz scene regulars that make the festival a hit every time, this year's ticket sees performances from quadrilingual Chinese songstress Shunza, prolific jazz vocal quartet New York Voices and jazz pillars Mike Stern and Dave Weckl performing with Tom Kennedy and and local sax player Ye Huang. All this year's outdoor performances in Jing'an Park, HKRI Taikoo Hui, Crystal Galleria and Jing'an Kerry Center, are free to the public, and tickets are on sale for the higher-profile performances in the Shanghai Centre Theater.
2018-04-30 2018-05-02

JZ Spring 2018 100th Anniversary of Shanghai Jazz


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The New York Voices

Jazz group out of (duh) New York, this four-person vocal group is comprised of Peter Eldridge, Lauren Kinhan, Damon Meader and Kim Nazarian. They started performing in 1988 (with Peter, Damon and alumni members Caprice Fox and Sara Krieger). Since then, they've released 8 albums and a raft of collaborations, touring stages worldwide. Drawing on big band, swing and the rich tradition of vocal jazz, they'll be perform smooth, uplifting and familiar jazz classics and compositions at the JZ Festival Opening Day Concert.



Mike Stern/Dave Weckl Band feat. Tom Kennedy & Ye Huang

Six-time Grammy-nominated American jazz guitarist Mike Stern, who played with jazz legend Miles Davis in the 80s, and Modern Drummer Hall of Famer Dave Weckl, make up the leading elements of this jazz fusion combo. Both known for virtuosity and contributing significantly to the resurgence of the jazz genre, they'll be performing on all the stages of JZ Festival, alongside prolific bass player and long-time friend of Weckl's, Tom Kennedy, as well as saxophone player Ye Huang.



Shunza & JZ Big Band

A night of silky smooth love ballads and jazz. Ni Shunzi, better known as Shunza, moved from Beijing to San Francisco Bay when she was three.  After high school, she studied at the School of Jazz & Contemporary Music in Switzerland. She's gone on to release albums in Mandarin, Japanese, French and English, winning accolades at the 10th Golden Melody Awards, and performing with the likes of Elva Hsiao and Will Pan. She's on stage at the Shanghai Centre Theatre for an hour and a half set, with support from Shanghai musical pillars, the JZ Big Band.

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