Even though today might be Friday, for many of us it isn’t the start of the weekend. With the upcoming National Day vacation period approaching, many people are stuck in their offices over the weekend to make up for the extended break. This has carried over into the live music scene, with only a few note worthy shows before the craziness that starts next week. The Jazz it Up week of music continues with a performance tonight by the Shanghai Music Conservatory Jazz band. Out at I Love Shanghai, Didgeridoo lover, Didjelirium will perform, backed by DJ Michael Dean. Things start to pick up on Saturday with the 8th installment of the Back to the Roots party, a must see for any fan of hip-hop, soul or funk. CMCB those, Linkin’ Park-esque, rappers from Beijing will be playing out at the Dream Factory. If watching and listening to a man blow on an object made out of brass (or maybe some other metal) is your thing, then don’t miss Bob Mintzer and the All-star band who will be wrapping up the Jazz it Up festival on Saturday night. Mintzer is an astounding saxophonist and will be joined on stage by a multitude of Grammy award winners.
Friday – September 28th
SMC Jazz Band – Shanghai Music Conservatory – 6:30pm
Didjelirium – I Love Shanghai – late(50rmb/1drink)
Saturday – September 29th
CMCB – Dream Factory – 8:30pm(40rmb)
Back to the Roots party – 4Live – 10pm(50rmb)
Bob Mintzer & the All Stars – Shanghai Music Conservatory – 7:30pm(100-580rmb)
Shanghai Music Conservatory- 20 Fenyang Lu, 汾阳路20号, 近复兴中路
4Live- Bridge 8, 8 Jianguo Zhonglu 8号桥- 建国中路8号7号楼
I Love Shanghai- 155 East Zhongshan Er Lu
Dream Factory- 68 Yuyao Lu, 余姚路68号，同乐坊内，近西康路
Abe Deyo is Shanghaii’s Music Editor. Email tips, recommendations, news and gossip about Shanghai’s music scene to music at shanghaiist.com.