China Chat: Eugene Marlow: Jazz in China
"Is there jazz in China?" This is the question that sent author Eugene Marlow on his quest to uncover the history of jazz in China. Marlow traces China's introduction to jazz in the early 1920s, its interruption by Chinese leadership under Mao in 1949, and its rejuvenation in the early 1980s with the start of China's opening to the world under Premier Deng Xiaoping. Covering a span of almost one hundred years, Marlow focuses on a variety of subjects--the musicians who initiated jazz performances in China, the means by which jazz was incorporated into Chinese culture, and the musicians and venues that now present jazz performances.

Register: [Click here]
When: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, 7 - 8pm

Where: Zoom Webinar

Cost: Free, and open to the public. To register: [Click here]
Eugene Marlow, award-winning composer/arranger, producer, author/journalist, and Professor at Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, Baruch College, City University of New York will talk about his book Jazz in China: From Dance Hall Music to Individual Freedom of Expression, July 2018 [book info]
Established in 1980, the mission of the Northwest China Council is to promote a greater understanding of Chinese history, culture, business, and contemporary affairs.
Northwest China Council | website