A new wine bar in Hongqiao called Vino Venue will start featuring live jazz with a special event happening this Saturday. Montreal-based vocalist Athesia (pictured) will perform a set of original music at the intimate venue, and the show is part of a package that includes dinner and a wine card. Not exactly sure how the wine card works, but it’s worth 388 RMB by itself so it must get you a selection to taste. Tickets for the event are 888 RMB each and availability is limited, so call ahead to purchase tickets in advance. According to the venue:
Price is 888rmb per head inclusive of performance + a 388rmb value wine card and selection of food from
Meats: Beef Tenderloin, Beef Sirloin, Pork Spare Ribs, Pork Sausage Chicken wings
Seafood: Prawn Skewer, Scallops, Fish Fillet
And various salads, condiments + dessert.
If there is any groups interested with 6 or more, we could do something extra for them in terms of wines and we can also do 10+1 free.
It sounds like an interesting place. We haven’t been there yet ourselves, but we plan to go check it out soon. We’re not sure how often they plan to have live jazz, but there’s not much jazz happening in Hongqiao that we know of so we think it could do quite well if they got something happening regularly there.
Athesia also sounds like she’ll put on a good show, judging from a listen to the stuff on her myspace page. A nice mix of acoustic and electronic lounge grooves and folk-style songs, the tunes on there each have a different feeling. For this show she will be joined by her regular guitarist Jim Bland. Apparently the venue is not so big, so her entire band probably wouldn’t fit anyway.
No. 1970 Hongqiao Road
Friday, March 21, 2008. Beginning at 6:30 pm
For reservations and information contact Jenny Qian at Vino Venue. (86.21) 6261.1995 or (86) 13818421229. E –mail: [email protected]
Event listing in City Weekend
Cross-posted on Shanghaijazzscene.com