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The Old Jazz Band has been playing at the Fairmont Peace Hotel since
the 1980's. They have performed every night for the last 20 years. The Guinness World Record stated that they are the oldest band with an average age of 76. The jazz band...More
This Jazz Club in the Fairmont Peace Hotel focuses on classic jazz early in the evening and switches over to modern around 10 p.m. We went for the classics and to hear the famous sextet that plays them. Known as the Old Jazz Band, these...More
If you come here for a nostalgic evening to listen to Jazz of the 30s and get a glimpse of what the Shanghai of old was like you will be bitterly disappointed. The geriatric Chinese Jazz musicians can't conjure up the spirit of Glen Miller...More
The Peace Hotel was mentioned to me by a co-worker, so I thought I would check it out. Read about the jazz band on the hotel web site and decided I must see! I took a hotel manager friend of mine as a date and...More
We came on a Monday night with no reservation. The cover was 400CNY with reservation and 200CNY without, but you can run your bar food/drinks' cost against cover charge.
It was fascinating and equally entertaining to watch/listen to octogenarians playing classics and pop-jazz. Around 930sh,...More
What a fun way to spend an evening. The crowd is quite varied, and the crusty old dudes can still pound out the standards with great elan. I would frequent this place as often as I would come to Shanghai
Chinese is definitely not a language for Jazz. A singer is absolutely not necessary in a jazz band, but if you really want a vocalist you should strictly stick with English and French. All rules can’t be broken. Mandarin sounds really unsuitable with jazz, please...More
Nearly everyone we came across recommended this as a Shanghai "must-see', so we saved it for our last evening. The RMB400 minimum spend was steep, but we figured it was worth it.
If you're short on time, money or patience... skip. Highlight of the night...More
The Peace hotel is steeped in history.
The original chinese mafias meeting spot, music, money and jazz.
The Art Deco design is beautiful and the hotel has a beautiful restaurant and cafe and is just lovely to walk around.
The jazz bar is just the...More