Dutch trumpet player Eric Vloeimans arrives this weekend for his China debut, along with his group Gatecrash, one of the most skilled European ensembles at mixing jazz and pop.
With Jeroen van Vliet on keyboards, Gulli Gudmundsson on bass and Jasper van Hulten on drums, the quartet ranges from easy listening and lounge music to energetic hard core and electronic music.
Vloeimans has described Gatecrash's music in its latest album, Boompetit, as "sometimes jolly and absurd, sometimes romantic or funky, sometimes harsh and overwhelming".
This weekend they are promised a mini world music tour of jazz.
9 pm, Nov 8. 80 yuan. Starlive, 79 Hepingli Xijie, Yonghegong, 3 Floor of Tango, southern entrance to Ditan, 6425-5677