Jump'n Jive: All That Jazz

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Abstract

...Diplomats and their children brought many of modern jazz techniques to Beijing two decades ago, playing in hotel bars for themselves and a few keenly interested locals. Later, China's rock godfather Cui Jian and his band picked up jazz in late-night clubs while touring the USA in the 1980s and 90s. It was out of those trips that the CD Jazz Cafe was born. Liu Yuan, who leads the Liu Yuan Quintet every weekend night at the CD Jazz Café once played in Cui Jian's band. On weekend nights his band plays high-class takes on jazz standards as well as tunes composed by Liu himself. ...

General information

Author unknown
English title Jump'n Jive: All That Jazz
Publication Beijing This Month Magazine
Date of publication 2004 exactly on 2004/07/01
Original URL The original article was posted on http://www.btmbeijing.com/contents/en/btm/2004-07/art/jazz

Entities mentioned

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CD Cafe

Keywords & Genre

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Beijing, Jazz


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