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Kool & the Gang headline this year’s JZ Festival

LEGENDARY American band Kool & the Gang are just one of several international acts appearing at this year’s China JZ Festival. And Shanghai is hosting the biggest celebration of jazz in China for the 13th time.

The JZ Festival is not only about jazz music, it also covers many other genres such as soul, blues, folk, pop, rock and electronic music. This year’s festival promises to be yet another carnival of music with big international names appearing, such as Chucho Valdés & Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Kool & The Gang, jazz drummer Chris Dave Drumhedz and jazz pianist Jeff Lorber Fusion.

Chinese jazz bands from the mainland and Taiwan will be another highlight of the event, which will be divided into seven stages over the two-day music feast.


Date: October 14 and 15

Venue: Shanghai Expo Park

Tickets: 260 yuan (online) and 320 yuan (at gate), free for kids under 1.3 meters

Address: 1700 Expo Ave, Pudong New Area


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