French Architect Paul Andreu's 40,000 sqm blossoming five-petal flower constructed from glass, wood and steel is a new Pudong landmark for concerts and classical performances. Each petal marks a separate space: entrance hall, performance hall, concert hall,... Read more
The smallest, possibly chillest member of the JZ family, this comfortable little café near the Nanjing Xi Lu metro stop is a good bet for light live music like folk, jazz, and bluegrass most evenings. Nice patio. They also do lunch sets and happy hour. Read more
Known as one of the oldest bars in Shanghai, the Peace Hotel jazz bar was a hard-drinking, hard partying venue back in the 1920s, when the house jazz band was the hottest thing in town. After a long period of closure and a retro-refit, it's back to the way it was,... Read more
JZ's latest venture is a lounge bar in the Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel. The rooftop is absolutely massive with uninhibited views. Every night sees a live Latin band and dancers, with lots of dance events and classes each month. Read more
Karma Lounge is the brainchild of live music guy John Shanghai, whom you may know from his various live jams around town. He also used to be the marketing manager of Anar. Karma brings his friendly, creative vibe to the neighborhood. Expect frequent appearances from... Read more
Heyday harks back to the glamorous days of 1920's and 30's Shanghai. It's a small, intimate venue showcasing local jazz talents like Coco Zhao. To go with the music is a list of cocktails that riff on Shanghai's decadent jazz era, with names like Heaven Built on... Read more
"Old New York" style rooftop bar with a nice view. They've got a nightly live jazz show, and stays open til 2am. Couple of draft beers and good whiskey selection, as you'd expect for a hotel bar. Read more
Doubling in capacity from their storied space which closed last year on Fuxing Lu, the new JZ Club is oriented as a proper theater space / concert hall, with a stage set up at one end and basically the entire rest of the club a general audience table seating area, a... Read more
Once known as the seedy, underground bar maze Da Tong Mill, this development just off Julu Lu has sprung back to life with a boatload of venues; restaurants, bars, lounges, live music venues, a pretty decent pizza place, a little performance theatre in a bar, the... Read more
JZ Club offers its patrons a little flavor of "old Shanghai." Dark and smoky with red lamps and quality jazz, the club packs 'em in on the weekends, so get there early. There is a large rooftop patio that not many know about - unfortunately sitting there means... Read more
A Shanghai staple, Cotton Club has live performances every night of the week. It's a classic, dark and smoky blues, funk, and jazz atmosphere. Super low-key and unpretentious. Similar to a good American live-music venue. Expect excellent acoustics, audience/performer... Read more
This is the merging of two restaurants, Yin from the Jinjiang Hotel and Le Garcon Chinois. The cuisine here can best described as Shanghainese and Sichuan. The setting is classy with lots of elegant old-world China style-decor. Read more
Nestled in the heart of Xintiandi, Brown Sugar is one of Shanghai's more popular jazz clubs, and their stage hosts local and international jazz acts most nights of the week. It's Xintiandi, so expect an upscale albeit touristy experience, with a large crowd of... Read more
Brick is a Mediterranean fusion restaurant and wine lounge that hosts nightly live Jazz. The place becomes a relaxed Jazz lounge after dinner. Read more
From the management behind Logo bar on Xinle Lu comes Lune, another bar / lounge / live music venue combo, albeit one with an emphasis on more relaxed evenings out. Environment is a cozy and comfortable lounge primarily, with ample couch and bar seating. Music is... Read more
Visit this lounge to soak in the 360degree view of the bund and Shanghai, while gooving to the house jazz band. With nightly live music perfomers, you can expect the usual upscale crowd appreciating the tunes while sipping on cocktails, vintage wine & enjoying Cuban... Read more
Cabaret the latest bar on the bund pays homage to the Shanghai of the 1930s, when it was dubbed the Paris of the East. Opened by Tiandi group, famous for it's Shark Fin restaurants, aims to recapture the nostalgia of the 30's Shanghai by adding Cabaret and Jazz... Read more
This is JZ's latest venue, a live music space in Huaihai Xi Lu's Red Town. It used to be a Japanese nightclub but has been empty for the past couple of years. It's got potential, with a large stage and a small outside area, plus room for about 400 people to hang out... Read more
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Jazz hands! Skiddle-be-bap! Okay. So. Here's the latest on the JZ Festival tickets for people who haven't secured theirs yet. For the two-day event, tickets are for the Saturday and then the Sunday separately. You can't buy a two-day pass. For the Saturday, the tickets are currently sold out . Read more...
The bands, quartets, and quintets for the 13th annual JZ Festival have been released. It’s the largest jazz event that goes down in China and this year’ll be two days of music in October, with over forty band from twenty different countries. Tickets are already
JZ Festival 's released its first line-up of musicians, confirming Kool & The Gang, Andy Summers and the Blue Falcons, Chris Dave's Drumhedz and Jeff Lorber will be performing. A mainstay of the musical calendar, and Asia's second biggest jazz festival, JZ Festival has upgraded itself to seven stages this year, with more than 50... Read more...
Jazz hands! Lots of music news today, kids. Must be because it's almost Friday. But yeah: festival organizers behind this coming October's JZ Festival have released their full schedule of artists for this year's show. The headliners: Corinne Bailey Rae, Joshua Redman with Brad Mehldau Duo, and Randy Brecker.... Read more...
China’s biggest jazz-and-then-some festival, JZ Festival , returns to yonder Expo Park October 15 and October 16, 2016, for two days of local, national, international, and galactic artists performing on five stages. They’re parcelling out the headliner... Read more...
Friends, this is a sad one. After twelve years in the game, the quintessential Shanghai jazz club JZ is saying goodnight this Saturday. They've gotta move . Lord knows where, but it probably won't have... Read more...
If you're not rolling to Strawberry or MIDI -- or to see the Backstreet Boys perform in a field in Jiangsu province , or the goddess Hebe Tian and the rest of S.H.E. at... Read more...
This Saturday night , jazz club Heyday celebrates the heyday of Shanghai jazz, supposing that heyday is dated at around 2010 or so. The club is welcoming in for the first time Shanghai's own jazz vocalist Coco Zhao to perform as his drag alter-ego "Cocolicious" for once... Read more...
Hey ballers, Unico's Michelin-starred chef Mauro Colagreco is back in town until October 24, cooking up some dank meals. That includes a four-course Argentinean set menu on Thursday night with live tango music. That's going for 498rmb per person plus that classic 10%... Read more...