The latest news from the former Fuxing Jazz Festival is that it is going to take place up in Jing’an district at the New Factories on Yuyao Lu (余姚路), and will be called the JZ Festival (爵士同乐 in Chinese). It will feature many of Shanghai’s locally-based jazz groups including Coco and his band Possicobilities, Alec Haavik‘s Friction Five, and the JZ All-star big band. Also featured will be major Chinese rock stars Cui Jian and Xu Wei among others, as well as a number of Northern European groups (jazz and otherwise). The festival, put on by the JZ group, Jing’an government, the Jing’an tourism bureau, and the organizers of the NOTCH music festival, will take place over four full days, October 4-7.
A website has been put up in the last week or two giving details about the festival, including lineup of performers, a map of the area layout, ticket info, and lots of other information. It promises to be better organized than last year’s Fuxing festival, and hopefully will have better weather too.
The JZ Festival. The New Factories @ 60 Yuyao Lu (同乐坊，余姚路60号)
4-7 October, 12:00-21:00
Daytime pass: RMB50, Nighttime performance: RMB120
24-hour ticketing hotline: 962388