Members of the Old Jazz Band perform at Shanghai’s ornate Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai. Photo: AFPMembers of the Old Jazz Band perform at Shanghai’s ornate Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai. Photo: AFP
Members of the Old Jazz Band perform at Shanghai’s ornate Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai. Photo: AFP

World’s oldest jazz band in Shanghai a rare constant amid China’s breakneck modernisation

A fixture at Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel since the 1980s, the Old Jazz Band has played to dignitaries including former US presidents Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan, and its six current members have no plans to call time yet

Members of the Old Jazz Band perform at Shanghai’s ornate Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai. Photo: AFPMembers of the Old Jazz Band perform at Shanghai’s ornate Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai. Photo: AFP
Members of the Old Jazz Band perform at Shanghai’s ornate Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai. Photo: AFP
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