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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

OCT-LOFT Jazz Festival: Shenzhen, China, October 8-23, 2012

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OCT-LOFT Jazz Festival
Shenzhen, China
October 8-23, 2012
The OCT-LOFT Jazz Festival, in Shenzhen, Gaungdong Province, is one of the youngest jazz festivals in China, yet in just two editions it has already established itself as one of the best. Financially, it can't compete with the Shanghai Jazz Festival, which for its 2012 edition attracted renowned ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

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 ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

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 ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Alec Haavik at 2009 JZ Music Festival

Alec Haavik at 2009 JZ Music Festival

This year's JZ Music Festival is shaping up to be the best one yet! This year's location will be at the magnificent Century Park in Pudong. Alec Haavik will be the MC for the jazz stage, on both Saturday October 17th and Sunday October 18th. In addition, Alec Haavik Friction Seven will perform at the After-Party ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

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 ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

The Jenn Chan Lyman Interview for urbanatomy.com

The Jenn Chan Lyman Interview for urbanatomy.com

The first time I saw Alec Haavik ('Hoe-vick', Norwegian pronunciation) on stage at JZ was one of the moments when I really fell in love with live jazz. If you've seen him on stage, you'll know what I mean. Charismatic and wacky, you can barely tell Alec apart from his saxophone when he's whizzing around on ...