A band plays at JZ Club in Shanghai. The city’s jazz musicians have been badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic, with event cancellations and venue closures – and no one knows when that will change. Photo: In Pictures via Getty Images A band plays at JZ Club in Shanghai. The city’s jazz musicians have been badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic, with event cancellations and venue closures – and no one knows when that will change. Photo: In Pictures via Getty Images
A band plays at JZ Club in Shanghai. The city’s jazz musicians have been badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic, with event cancellations and venue closures – and no one knows when that will change. Photo: In Pictures via Getty Images

As Shanghai gets over virus lockdown one thing missing is jazz, a part of Chinese city’s music scene since the 1920s

  • Just as everywhere else, the coronavirus has hit music in China’s biggest city, where the jazz scene had been flourishing before Shanghai went into lockdown
  • With no concerts on the horizon, live music is one of the only things that isn’t getting back to normal, says a bilingual jazz writer and self-taught aficionado

Topic |   Music
A band plays at JZ Club in Shanghai. The city’s jazz musicians have been badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic, with event cancellations and venue closures – and no one knows when that will change. Photo: In Pictures via Getty Images A band plays at JZ Club in Shanghai. The city’s jazz musicians have been badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic, with event cancellations and venue closures – and no one knows when that will change. Photo: In Pictures via Getty Images
A band plays at JZ Club in Shanghai. The city’s jazz musicians have been badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic, with event cancellations and venue closures – and no one knows when that will change. Photo: In Pictures via Getty Images
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