Sophie Koh & the Shanghai Mimi Band

Shanghai Mimi Band

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Sophie Koh for Melbourne International Jazz Festival


Concert Postponed: Sophie Koh & the Shanghai Mimi Band

Due to the recent developments relating to the Omicron COVID-19 variant, Sophie Koh & the Shanghai Mimi Band’s concert on Tuesday 1 February has been postponed.

We are currently working with the artists to find a new date and will update ticketholders as soon as it’s confirmed.

Ticketholders can either retain their current ticket for the rescheduled concert, or receive a refund through their original point of purchase.

Event details

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.

COVID Safety

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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


This production is part of the following series: