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JZ Festival Line-Up Released; Tickets Available August 1 AKA TODAY!

Aug 1, 2018 | 11:30 Wed
The JZ Festival is back September 22 and 23 for their 14th year, for two days of jazz-and-then-some at something called "Camp 3399". Evidently, the powers-that-be have nixed events in Expo Park, the festival's former location, and they've managed to secure a Puxi-located space for the show. This year's line-up is noticeably scaled back from previous iterations, which have seen musical luminaries Kool & The Gang, Bootsy Collins, Earth, Wind & Fire, Joss Stone, and Roy Ayers assume the headlining duties. They've only released the line-up for four stages so far. A leaner, more manageable jazz festival then. Still plenty of opportunities to throw up jazz hands. Skiddle-dee-dap-doop! Jazz! As for the line-up, the stand-out names this year include The Original Gypsies (featuring members of the Gypsy Kings) and the Branford Marsalis Quartet — both of these acts playing on both days of the festival — Tia Ray, Li Quan & JZ All Stars, Andrea Motis Quintet, The Cubop City Big Band, and more to be confirmed. Two days of jazz, blues, funk, soul, and more. Click on the jump to view the line-up. Click here to order tickets.

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2018 JZ Festival Shanghai Schedule



September 22

Cosmo Stage

12:00-13:00 Jasmine & Her Jazzmen
14:00-15:00 Lu1 Featuring Nomad Studio Session
16:00-17:00 Li Quan & JZ All Stars
18:00-19:00 Jazzrausch Bigband
20:00-21:00 The Original Gypsies (Former Members of the Gipsy Kings)

JZ World

13:00-14:00 Richard Manetti Quartet
15:00-16:00 Andras Motis Quintet
17:00-18:00 The Cubop City Big band
19:00-20:00 Branford Marsalis Quartet

China Power Jazz

11:00-12:00 Hanqi + Soulshine
13:00-14:00 Jade Lee Quartet + Soulsell
15:00-16:00 The Soundbase + Coco Zhao
17:00-18:00 Jun Xiao + Shao Yibei
19:00-20:00 Ekram + Uncle Jazz

Swing Time

10:00-11:00 Bintang Asia
11:00-12:00 Ai(Love) Duo
13:00-14:00 PG Duo
15:00-16:00 Luca Sestak
17:00-18:00 Jacky Chen
19:00-20:00 Shanghai Manouche


September 23

Cosmo Stage

12:00-13:00 Noukilla
14:00-15:00 Jazzrausch Bigband
16:00-17:00 Matzka
18:00-19:00 Tia Ray
20:00-21:00 The Original Gypsies (Former Members of the Gipsy Kings)

JZ World

13:00-14:00 Richard Manetti
15:00-16:00 Andras Motis Quintet
17:00-18:00 The Cubop City Big Band
19:00-20:00 Brandford Marsalis Quartet

China Power Jazz

11:00-12:00 Joey Lu + Louise
13:00-14:00 Peng Peng + NewGrass Band
15:00-16:00 Gu Feng + Friends
17:00-18:00 Wilson Chen Soulout Project + Liu Xing
19:00-20:00 Li Xiaochuan + Chang Shilei

Swing Time

10:00-11:00 Bintang Asia
11:00-12:00 Three Of A Kind
13:00-14:00 Chico
15:00-16:00 Luca Sestak
17:00-18:00 Pourquoi Pas?!
19:00-20:00 Alec Haavik & The Shindiggers

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