Meet Shanghai’s oldest jazz band

Jan 14, 2019

This octogenarian jazz band plays every night at the Shanghai Peace Hotel. They’ve performed for world leaders, including Canada’s Justin Trudeau, and lived through China’s Cultural Revolution, when jazz and other Western music was banned.

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Written, Produced, and Voiced by: Dolly Li

Interview by: Venus Wu

Shot and Edited by: George Zhi Zhao

Mastered by: Victor Peña

Special Thanks to: Clarissa Wei