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Young jazz musicians from the US wow audiences across the country

By Zhang Kun in Shanghai | | Updated: 2019-08-22 10:46
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An artist performs at Jazz at Lincoln Center in Shanghai. [Photo by Todd Rosenberg/China Daily]

A jazz big band from the United States recently presented a concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center in Shanghai.

This is the first time Carnegie Hall's National Youth Jazz Orchestra is touring China. The 23 young musicians aged 16 to 19 were selected from across the US. And after two weeks'of intensive training in New York, they started their performances in Taichung in Taiwan on Jul 30, followed by the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, said Sean Jones, a renowned trumpeter and mentor of NYO Jazz.

In Shanghai NYO Jazz played two concerts including the show at Jazz at Lincoln Center, which featured a casual and intimate setting. The other show was at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center.

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