Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Sophie Koh for Melbourne International Jazz Festival
Melbourne Jazz meets Shanghai pizazz with an evening of musical fireworks inspired by the magic of 1930s Shanghai.
Fall in love with the extraordinary Shanghai Mimi, your cheongsam chanteuse, portrayed by the beguiling Sophie Koh. Directed by John McAll, Shanghai Mimi and her band bring back to life the swinging jazz clubs of old Shanghai. They perform music redolent of the shidaiqu style, a fusion of Chinese folk and American jazz that emerged from Shanghai’s melting pot of local and international talent.
A feast for the ears and the eyes, from the Paris of the East.
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Sophie Koh (Shanghai Mimi) singer
Shanghai Mimi Band
John McAll piano/director
Audrey Powne trumpet
Brennan Hamilton Smith clarinet/saxophone
Jordan Tarento double bass
Hugh Harvey drums
Caerwen Martin cello
Biddy Connor viola
This production is part of the following series:
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Tuesday 1 February 2022 7pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $31 ($25 Concession)
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