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Jazz Club at the Peace Hotel

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No.20 Nanjing East Road, Shanghai, China
Puxi (Downtown Shanghai)
+86 21 6321 6888
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank minnesotans4
Reviewed 19 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rumples
Reviewed 14 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PeterS764
Reviewed 13 October 2018

A trip back to the 1930s. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff - we really became friends! If (when!) I go back to Shanghai, I will make the time travel once more.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ohusby
Reviewed 11 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SteveK3617
Reviewed 19 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 2Buicks
Reviewed 14 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hugo M
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CGLondon25
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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18 January 2018|
Response from G3169EFjamesw | Reviewed this property |
It's about Y1000 per person.