“In this world of glitter-coated, fake-eye lashed, Mandopop divas, Jasmine Chen represents a rare instance of old-fashioned sophistication… Today, Chen is one of the Shanghais’ most captivating performers.”
— That’s Shanghai Magazine
“soft and sensuous sounding Chinese chanteuse …”
— The Guardian UK .
Jasmine is a jazz musician and songwriter, based in Shanghai, China. Born into a family of professional folk dancers and actors, she was groomed to be a concert pianist but fell in love with jazz while studying at the prestigious Leeds College of Music in England. She returned to China in 2005 to follow this passion, bringing China’s rich musical heritage into the world of jazz. She has since become one of China’s leading figures in the jazz scene, combining Western songs with original Chinese lyrics. Her unique perspective introduces one world to the other, bridging a gap between traditional Chinese songs and the West’s jazz legacy, and between forgotten folk songs and contemporary jazz singing. This rare talent for moving between two worlds and picking the best of what they have to offer has gained her a strong following from both Chinese and western audiences, and she has charmed audiences everywhere from the intimate stage of Shanghai’s JZ Club to the big lights of Rotterdam’s Northsea Jazz Festival. She is currently in the studio working on a new original album.
Concerts & Shows
Oct. “Jasmine & Jazz Massage” concert at 2014 JZ Music Festival, Shanghai.
Sep. “Shanghai Jazz” Malaysia tour, Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Genting Highland, Malaysia.
Jul. Present “Shanghai Jazz Concert” with renown Singaporean pianist Jeremy, Monteiro, Singapore.
Jun. Fete de la Musique “Jasmine Jazz Concert”, Shanghai.
Apr. Special guest singer for Shanghai Himalaya Orchestra, Shanghai Himalaya Centre.
Nov. Jasmine Chen Jazz Concert，The Venue, Malaysia.
Oct. “Jasmine & Her Jazzmen” concert at 2012 JZ Music Festival, Shanghai.
Mar. Melbourne Art Centre present “Shanghai Club” theme concert, Melbourne.
Feb. Invitation by Embassy of China in Denmark to present “Shanghai Jazz” theme concert.
Oct. Invitation by Shanghai City Council performed at Sao Paulo “Shanghai Week” opening ceremony, Brazil.
Sep. “Jasmine & Her Jazzmen” concert at Taichung Jazz Festival 2011, Taiwan.
Jul. Performed with The Peace Hotel Old Jazz Band at North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands .
Jun. Performed with Brazilian guitarist Filo Machado at Shanghai Concert Hall presented by Brazil consulate in Shanghai.
May. Special guest singer at Grammy Award album winner Jeff Peterson’s “The Sky of Hawaii” Concert, Oriental Art Center, Shanghai. Feb. Performed with Shanghai Folk Music Orchestral at “The Valentine’s Day Special Concert”, Shanghai Concert Hall。
Nov. Jasmine & Her Jazzmen”, Oriental Art Center, Shanghai.
Oct. Crossover live performance at Chinese fashion designer Simon Wang “2011 Spring Summer Collection”, Shanghai Fashion Week. Oct. “Jasmine & Her Jazz Men”, JZ Music Festival 2010, Shanghai.
Sep. Performed at “Shanghai Classics Concert”, Shanghai Concert Hall.
Jul. Performed with Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra at ‘The Oscars Movie Music’ theme concert, Shanghai Concert Hall.
May. Performed “Shanghai Jazz Night” during international music encounter between China and Australia, Brisbane Australia.
Oct. Special guest singer for JZ All Star Big Band concert, , Oriental Art Center, Shanghai.
Sep. Special guest singer for JZ All Star Big Band at Shanghai International Jazz Festival, Shanghai.
Aug. “Jasmine Chen& Steve Sweeting” Concert at Zhu Jia Jiao World Music Festival, Shanghai.
Oct. The Mansion Group exclusive present “Jasmine Chen Jazz Concert”, Shanghai.
Sep. Performed at 2014 SH Contemporary Art Exhibition” Opening Ceremony, Shanghai.
Sep. Luxury car brand Maserati Moon Festival VIP dinner event, Shanghai.
Jun. Omega watch VIP dinner party, Beijing. May. EY Strategic Growth Forum dinner event, Shanghai.
May. Australian Chamber Gala Dinner, Shanghai.
May. Venetian Macao VIP dinner event, Macao.
May. Coke Cola 35 Years of Sharing Dinner Event, Shanghai.
Mar. Sandvic Factory Inaugural Ceremony, Zhen Jiang.
Oct. Brazil VALE Company dinner event, Shanghai.
Jun. De Beers Jewellery “In The Moment” dinner event, Shanghai.
Mar. BMW Appreciation dinner event, Sanya.
Jan. Chanel company event “The Voice of Chanel”, Guangzhou Grand Theatre.
Dec. OCT(Overseas Chinese Town) business conference dinner event, Shenzhen.
Nov. Footwear Association Charity Event, Shanghai.
Oct. BMW Charity dinner event, Sheshan.
Sep. Jaguar Flagship Store Grand Opening, Shanghai.
Sep. Breguet Watches VIP Night, Beijing.
Apr. Waldorf Astoria Grand Opening, Shanghai.
Feb. TAG Heuer VIP gala dinner, Shanghai.
Feb. Standard Charted Chinese New Year Event, Singapore.
Nov. Breguet Watches Shenzhen Flagship Store Opening, Shenzhen.
Aug. BMW Series 5 Official Launch Event, Shanghai. Jun. Jaeger-le Coultre Watches Appreciation Evening, Shanghai.
May. Rockbund Art Museum opening event, Shanghai. Mar. Peninsula Hotel opening event, Shanghai.
Dec. “Martell” Masquerade Ball，Shanghai.
Nov. “Baccarat Awards” Dinner Event, Genting Highland, Malaysia.
Jun. Piaget Watches Suzhou Flagship Store Opening, Suzhou. 2008
Sep. Alfred Dunhill Homes opening event, Shanghai.
Apr. American Chamber of Commerce’s Charity Gala Dinner, Shanghai.
Sep. Alfred Dunhill Homes opening event, Shanghai. Apr. American Chamber of Commerce’s Charity Gala Dinner, Shanghai.
Jasmine Chen studio album “The Color of Love” (2008)
“Long Chang Apartment”(2014), a Short film produced by Chinese artist Nina Chen, Jasmine is composer and musician for the soundtrack.
“In The Moment” (2013), American bluegrass musician Adam Dudding’s independent album , Jasmine collaborated with Adam on his song “On The Lam”, published by AW Music.
“Shanghai Blue” (2008) , Jasmine was featured singer for German harmonica player Jens Bunge’s studio album, published by Rodenstein Record.
“Shanghai Jazz 2” (2008)，Jasmine recorded four re-arranged Chinese classics, produced by Australian producer John Huie, published by EMI Record.
Documentary film “As Time Goes By in Shanghai” (2012) produced by Flying Moon Film Production Company, directed by renowned German director Uli Gaulke, Jasmine is starring as herself “Jasmine Chen” in the film. The film was shown at Toronto Film Festival 2013 and Shanghai International Film Festival 2013.
“China Nature Notes”(2014), co-author, a book about environmental protection, published by Joint Publishing Company.
Charity & Events
Dec. Invited to give a talk on Chinese jazz at Open Night of Fablab Shanghai, by College of Design & Innovation , Tong Ji University Shanghai. Nov. Invited to give a talk on Chinese jazz at “SEBASI PAN Asia” conference 2014, South Korea.
Oct. Nominated by the WWF (World Wide Fund) For Nature & the Ministry of Environmental Protection as “China’s Nature Messenger”, her stories with nature is recorded in “China Nature Notes”, a publication by Joint Publishing Company.
Jul. Invited to be host at “Life & Culture Conference” by Guangzhou Wave Magazine. Jun. Invited to give a talk about Chinese jazz at “Story Park” by China30s.
May. Invited to give a talk at “ Listen & Talk Conference” at Tong Ji University Shanghai.
Apr. Invited to be the host of “Jazz Talk Series” at Shanghai Culture Square. 2012 May. Invited to give a talk about Chinese Jazz at TEDx Shanghai.
TV & Radio Programs
Sep. Feature guest for Shanghai Culture Channel “Tonight” talk show.
Aug. Feature guest for Shanghai Love Radio FM 103.7.
Jul. Feature guest for FM101.7 radio program.
Jun. Feature guest for ICS TV talk show “Culture Matters”.
Dec. Guest host for Shanghai Art&Culture TV program “Night of Culture”.
Jul. Interviewed by Capital FM host April Kuan.
Mar. Interviewed by ABC Radio host Fang Teng.
Oct. Guest host for Shanghai Sports Radio show “Jazz Forever Young” .
Nov. Guest host for ICS TV music program “More Than Jazz”.
Sep. Guest host for SoulFire radio show “Greatest Ever” and “Perfect Mix”
Jun. Guest for NMG TV cooking show “West Meets East”
《优家画报 Modern Lady》2014.10.25
《羊城晚报 Yangcheng Evening Post》2014.8.14
《新华网 Xinhua News》（新加坡Singapore）2014.7.8
《扬子晚报Yangtze Evening Post》2014.1.5
《南方都市报 ND Daily》2012.12.8
《Shanghai City Trip》in French（2012年）法文旅行手册
《上海日报 Shanghai Daily》2010.11.3
《新民周刊 Xinmin Weekly》2009.9.28
《优家画报 Modern Lady》2009.9.5
《上海漫步 That’s Shanghai》2008.6
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