Young Professionals Group: MATCHA! Shanghai Jazz
Join Asia Society Northern California's Young Professional's Group for an evening of great music, art and conversation at Asian Art Museum's MATCHA: Shangahai Jazz event on Thursday, April 1, 2010.
Dubbed "the boy Billie Holiday," Coco Zhao will perform an intimate set of original works and Shanghai jazz favorites, in conjunction with special exhibition Shanghai.
Jazz thrived in Shanghai's colorful cabarets and dance halls during the '20s and '30s. Suppressed during the Cultural Revolution, it's enjoyed a renaissance thanks to a new generation of young jazz musicians.
Zhao cross-pollinates Mandarin vocals with the distinct sounds of contemporary American jazz; a unique heritage (both parents were in traditional Chinese opera) is infused his with youthful interpretations.
Zhao's distinctive style transcends cultures, as evidenced by his sensational reception at the 2007 Montreal Jazz Festival and his performance at the Kennedy Center.
Join us (invite friends too!) for what is sure to be an evening to remember!