ArtBabble: Coco Zhao en MATCHA: Shanghai Jazz <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-series"> <div class="field-label">Series:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/series/matcha-art-happenings">MATCHA (Art Happenings)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-institution"> <div class="field-label">Institution:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/partner/asian-art-museum">Asian Art Museum</a> </div> </div> </div> Dubbed “the boy Billie Holiday,” Coco Zhao performs an intimate set of original works and Shanghai jazz favorites in conjunction with special exhibition Shanghai. Jazz thrived in Shanghai’s colorful cabarets and dance halls during the '20s and '30s. Suppressed during the Cultural Revolution, it has enjoyed a renaissance thanks to a new generation of young jazz musicians. Zhao cross-pollinates Mandarin vocals with the distinct sounds of contemporary American jazz; a unique heritage (both parents were in traditional Chinese opera) is infused his with youthful interpretations. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Becoming / Being an Artist Coco Zhao jazz Music shanghai jazz Childhood Asian Art Chinese Art Performance Events Place Asian Art Museum 36204d9b827680cb Thu, 26 Aug 2010 22:29:57 +0000 Asian Art Museum 7112 at