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Article: History of Jazz

That Slow Boat to China: How American Jazz Steamed Into Asia

Read "That Slow Boat to China: How American Jazz Steamed Into Asia" reviewed by Arthur R George


A kind of jazz was already waiting in Asia when American players arrived in the 1920s, close to a hundred years ago. However, it was imitative and incomplete, lacked authenticity and live performers from the U.S. Those ingredients became imported by musicians who had played with the likes of Joseph “King" Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Earl Hines, ...

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Article: The Jazz Life

My First Visit to China

Read "My First Visit to China" reviewed by Gene Perla


It all started with Dome. That's drummer Adam Nussbaum. Decades had gone by without the opportunity to musically connect with him, but then Dave Liebman and I decided to put together a quartet called New Light. In 2014, along with saxophonist Adam Niewood, we hit three NYC area jazz clubs followed by a concert at Clarke ...

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Ye Huang

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Ye Huang, born in 1998 in Shenzhen China. Clarinetist, Saxophonist, and composer. Ye is an enthusiastic young man who plays music across classical, jazz, pop and many genres. He started playing clarinet at the age of 9, studied with his mentor Yi Cheng, principal clarinetist of Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra. At age 12, He was admitted by Juilliard Pre-College, with clarinet professor Alan Kay and jazz with Ron Blake. He is now attending New England Conservatory for both jazz performance major with Jerry Bergonzi. He is an Backun Clarinet artist. Ye started his career as a musician at very young age

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Article: Under the Radar

Dai Liang, aka A Bu: Beijing Prodigy

Read "Dai Liang, aka A Bu: Beijing Prodigy" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


In 1950, in the wake of World War II and the early years of the Cold War, the Chinese Communist Party under Mao Zedong founded the Central Conservatory of Music as a consolidation of several musical institutions. Located in Beijing, the school resides on the former site of the seventeenth century residence of one Prince Yixuan. ...

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Article: Roads Less Travelled

The Cotton Club, Shanghai

Read "The Cotton Club, Shanghai" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


On the night of April 15th 2016 the Cotton Club in Shanghai was teaming with young, fashionably dressed locals and intrigued tourists. Despite the overpriced drinks and extra charge for sitting down at a table (even standing at one) music lovers packed the small space. Located in the historic and hip French Concession neighborhood, The Cotton ...

News: Festival

Hong Kong International Jazz Festival Attracts Top Names

Hong Kong International Jazz Festival Attracts Top Names

The Hong Kong International Jazz Festival is back with a host of great jazz from the 29th September to the 2nd October. Now in its sixth edition, this most iconic of Asian cities provides a spectacular backdrop to a truly exciting series of concerts featuring top international names including the Asaf Sirkis Trio, the Lars Danielsson ...

News: Music Industry

Major Chinese Music Sites Shift from Free

Major Chinese Music Sites Shift from Free

Several of China's major online music websites have shifted from free, to a fee-based model for music downloads. According to Chinese news service Sina, major labels including Universal, Sony, and Warner Music pressured Chinese music sites, including Baidu Music, Cool Music, and Xiami.com to shift to a pay model with a deadline of June 5th. Kugou.comm ...

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Article: Interview

Li Gao Yang: Locks, Stock and Smoking Barrel

Read "Li Gao Yang: Locks, Stock and Smoking Barrel" reviewed by Ian Patterson


With dreadlocks tumbling over his shoulders, Li Gao Yang already cuts a striking figure. When he's on stage blowing his tenor saxophone and leading his quartet with quiet assurance, the impact is all the greater. Chinese jazz stars are few and far between, at home or abroad, but already this unassuming musician from Beijing has appeared ...

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Article: Live Review

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

Read "OCT-LOFT Jazz Festival: Shenzhen, China, October 8-23, 2012" reviewed by Ian Patterson


OCT-LOFT Jazz FestivalShenzhen, ChinaOctober 8-23, 2012The 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 ...

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Article: Live Review

Beishan International Jazz Festival, China, 19-20 October 2012

Read "Beishan International Jazz Festival, China, 19-20 October 2012" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Beishan International Jazz FestivalBeishan TheaterNanping Town, Zhuhai, China10-20 October, 2012Jazz festivals occupy some fairly far-flung, diverse, and oftentimes dramatic settings; from the Polar North to the volcanic mountains of East Java, from medieval European towns to the great urban metropolises of North America, from tropical Thai islands to luxury cruise ships, ...


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