yeah, I’m a straight up rock n roller with a fondness for dirty grimmy straight up Rock n Roll with a side serving of sleaze but every so often, I’m inclined to clean up nicely and pretend i’m civilized by attending some sort of Jazz event.. one of my favorite ones of the year is the Nine Gates Jazz Festival which is returning this year for its 6th Edition.
Festival runs from September 9th to September 18th in multiple venues around town including Yugong Yishan, Jianghu, CD Blues and more… The names listed are fairly obscure to me considering my limited knowledge of the field but I’m always looking forward to checking out as many of them as possible. Countries represented include China, France, Canada, Australia, US and more…. fun fun fun
For Jazz aficionados, keep your eyes on this space for further updates on this and on the rumored Beijing Jazz Festival supposedly taking place next week at the East Gate of Gongti.