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Shanghai Gets Jazzed

SHANGHAI (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Shanghai is preparing for the ninth edition of the JZ Festival, the city's largest and longest-running music festival.

This year, the JZ Festival will take place from September 20th to October 19th and feature a range of music, including Jazz, Blues, Soul, Funk, R&B, Pop, Folk, Electronic, World Music and Rock across eight outdoor stages.

This year's lineup features both Chinese and international artists including Robert Glasper, Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), the Brand New Heavies, Lisa Ono, The Red Groove Project and Kiko Ono.

The festival has also announced an expansion this year with an event JZ event in Beijing from Sept. 17 to Oct. 18th. The Beijing event's lineup includes Wouter Hamel, Kiko Veneno, Meddy Gerville, and Ibrahim Maalouf.

Sennheiser, Yamaha and Barcadi are among the international sponsors who've signed on to participate in the event. – Staff Writers