Address: 46 Fuxing West Road
Launched in 2004, JZ Club has become the most representative of all the jazz clubs in Shanghai, and even in China. 365 days a year, JZ house bands present you with everything from classical Standards, buoyant Swing, to refreshing female vocals and modern Jazz Rock. On weekends, the JZ Latino and JZ All Star Big Band heat up the stage up with their passion.
Upholding the Spirit of a “Musicians’ Club”, JZ on weekends is the terminus for most jazz musicians in Shanghai. After a glass of wine or two, many players of note join in the jam session to turn the house into a rapturous carnival. Frequently, JZ Club presents special concerts featuring top musicians from all around the world. Numerous audiences have rediscovered the pure joy of music at JZ Club. Its name has almost become the equivalent of the jazz scene in China.
Address: Building 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 2pm – 2am, Sat-Sun: 2pm – 3am
This cocktail bar in Surpass Court from the people behind the Blue Frog chain of American restaurants has a good selection of classic cocktails and relaxed atmosphere.
Address: 24/F, 318 Fuzhou Rd,
Opening Times: Club: Wed-Sat, 10pm-late, Restaurant: Daily, 6pm-12pm, Lounge: Daily, 6pm-late
Address: 523 Yan’an Dong Rd.
Tel: 5386-6666 (operator), 400898182 (tickets)
Opening Times: 9am-7:30pm (box office)
Founded in 1930, Shanghai Concert Hall was originally called the Nanking Theatre, before becoming Beijing Cinema in 1949 and then taking it’s current name in 1959. It was designed by Fan Wenzhao in the European style and is one of Shanghai’s great heritage sites. Great local and international artists perform here.
Address: 425 Ding Xiang Rd
Tel: +8621-3842 4800
Booking hotline: 4006-466-406 86-21-68541234
Opening Time: 9am – 8pm
The Shanghai Oriental Art Center (SHOAC) is one of the leading performance and cultural facilities in Shanghai. The five halls resemble a butterfly orchid from above and contain the Entrance Hall, the Concert Hall, the Opera Hall, the Performance Hall, and the Exhibition Hall. The ceiling changes colour during the night to reflect the nature of the performances inside.
Address: 300 Renmin Avenue, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Tel: +86 21 6372 8701
One of the largest and best-equipped automatic stages in the world.
Address: 432 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu
Tel: 3368 6108
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat 7pm – 2am, Closed Sunday
A new speakeasy setting itself apart from the rest of them with stylish design and a sense of fun.