Shanghai shares jazz
Published: Aug 23, 2011 08:39 AM

The 2011 JZ Shanghai Music Festival (JZ Festival) will share a jazz performance by jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli with Beijing's Century Theater, said the organizers at the press conference Friday in Beijing. 

It is the first time that the annual Shanghai music festival has shared the stage acts with Beijing. In the past Beijing has often felt "robbed" of jazz musicians whenever the Shanghai festival was on.

"It will be popular among Beijing music fans to see these concerts in Shanghai, with such convenient transportation. The most important is that many big-named bands like Linkin Park chose to rock Shanghai. All make it possible to why not spend a musical weekend in another city?" said Ren Yuqing, the initiator of JZ Shanghai.

As the third biggest jazz festival in Asia, this year's event, the seventh in its history, will bring together all music styles from jazz, folk to funk from October 15 to 23. The festival includes three parts: Jazz around the Town, Green Note and the most important part, Master Hall Concerts Series, which will feature concerts from French jazz trumpeter Erik Truffaz, Grammy Award winning American post bop jazz saxophonist and flautist Kenny Garrett, American a cappella gospel music sextet Take 6, American jazz pianist McCoy Tyner and American jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli.

The Green Note will invite over 100 bands from rock to pop for a two-day festival in Expo Park with six outdoor stages. Chinese renowned pop singers Huang Xiaohu, Li Jian and Li Quan, rock bands Hanggai, Longshengdao, singer Wan Xiaoli and punk band Tower of Power will all perform for the Green Note.
For more information and call 021-6431-7113 for tickets.