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Blue Koi Collective at JZ Club in Shanghai

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Blue Koi Collective
JZ Club
Shanghai
April 5, 2010



JZ Club welcomed a special evening with free jazz group Blue Koi Collective on Monday night. Led by Italian pianist Gabriele Meirano, Blue Koi Collective has been playing at JZ Club for the past two years, performing their unique rendition of “free jazz" with ...

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Willow Neilson Quartet at JZ Club in Shanghai

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Willow Neilson Quartet
JZ Club
Shanghai February 22, 2010
Shanghai's jazz haven JZ Club was fairly full for a Monday night in anticipation of Willow Neilson's Lightbulb Lives, a performance based on original works and inspired by Neilson's varied musical background (from the rainforests of Terrania to the mountains of Yunnan). Neilson has been ...

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Alec Haavik Friction Guzheng: Fusion With A Chinese Flair

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Alec Haavik
JZ Club
Shanghai
December, 3rd, 2009

In an interview a few months ago, local Shanghai sax machine Alec Haavik mentioned his desire to include more Chinese elements into his band, Friction Seven, which plays regularly at JZ Club on Thursday nights. On Thursday, December 3rd, JZ was abuzz with tons of people anticipating ...

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Kazumi Watanabe at House of Blues & Jazz, Shanghai

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Kazumi Watanabe House of Blues & Jazz Shanghai November 25, 2009
It was quite a pleasure to walk into the HoBJ and find an acoustic guitar and a flute onstage. Wednesday, November 25th, heralded a special performance entitled Castle In The Air by Tokyo-based guitarist Kazumi Watanabe and his quartet. I had no clue what to ...

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Theo Croker 4 Swing at Cotton's Shanghai

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Theo Croker 4 Swing
Cotton's
Shanghai
November 11, 2009
For the past three Wednesdays, Shanghai's favorite “bar-in-a-lane-house" has been presenting A Swinging Affair at Cotton's from 9pm to 12:30am. The quartet performs on the floor right beside the patrons, sitting on the same plush red chairs that Cotton's is ...

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Theo Croker Quintet at House of Blues & Jazz in Shanghai

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Theo Croker Quintet
House of Blues & Jazz
Shanghai, China
October 26, 2009

On Monday nights House of Blues & Jazz offers a rarity on the Shanghai jazz scene: original music. Tunes written by the players on stage are a special treat when you've been around town listening to ...

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Theo Croker: Ace of Trumps

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If you've never seen Theo Croker before, he's a pretty easy one to spot. He's the one with the trumpet by his side at all times. The neat dreadlocks and mischievous glint in his eye are also dead giveaways. Having grown up in the U.S. in a musically oriented family, Croker was introduced to the world ...