Music China and Shanghai Jazz Festival which are among the largest and most prestigious international music events in China took place during two weeks in Shanghai.
Denmark was once again represented at both events as Danish bands and music representatives still experience a great interest in Danish contemporary art.
For the third year in a row Denmark was represented at the Music China expo which was held between 11th and 14th of October in Shanghai. Representatives from Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark were present at the exhibition at one joint Nordic stand. One of the focuses was to promote contemporary classical composers. However, music for all kinds of instruments and ensembles, choirs and orchestras was displayed.
Danish music publishers was also represented at the stand organised by the the Danish Arts Agency and supported by the Danish Arts Council Music Committee. Among others, Music publisher Edition S from Denmark presented their publications at the stand. The aim was to make contacts with Chinese music professionals and Chinese music business, and to introduce Nordic music on the Chinese market.
Music China is one of the most influential music industry events and biggest trade event in the field of music in Asia. The show this year attracted more than 1,400 exhibitors from 28 countries and is expected to have had an estimate of 50.000 visitors during the four days the event lasted.
Shanghai Jazz Festival. Simultaneous with the fair, JZ Jazz Festival took place in Shanghai, which is the largest and longest running music and culture festival in Shanghai, bringing together all different kind of music styles. The festival had two Danish names on the program. Djanzz which is considered a leading group within children’s music and entertainment scene in Northern Europe and who has performed over 600 concerts in Europe, USA and Asia. And Girls in Airports a young instrumental band, which has already achieved excellent reviews as well as a Danish Music Award for the best jazz crossover CD release.