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March 27, 2010

On the Road: China –Shanghai, Dalian, Shenyang, Wuhan

Filed under: music, music education, travel, China Tour 6 — burnett @ 7:37 am

Tomorrow I head out for a three week tour, this time partially funded by a grant under  the U.S. State Department. 

I’m largely on my own for the usual meanderings around Shanghai for a week or so, but USSD (as it will now be called) will host 2 days in Shanghai then a series of events in the other cities.  So far, the events include the “Intro to Jazz Piano Master Class” at Conservatories, Universities and High Schools, the Lecture/ Performance “Parallels in the Histories of Chinese and American Music:  from the Street to the Concert Stage” (still trying to reduce that title to 3 words), performances at jazz clubs, (Hong Se Lian Ren 红色恋人 in Wuhan), community service at a school for the blind and a senior home, various dinners, parties and the usual parade of amazing food. 

On April 11 in Shanghai, the JZ School has scheduled the Master Class, and then the fabulous JZ Club is hosting me with EJ Parker, Chris Trzcinski, Peng Fei, and Alec Haavik for the evening from 10 p.m.

My relationship with the U.S. Consulates goes back to 1972 when I was a student in Vienna.  The Consul General was and still is a family friend, and his wife was terrified that with my life style I could possibly starve to death on their watch.  The result was an open invitation to dinner at their home, which was like an island of paradise in those dark days of Vienna.  Otherwise it was street food (mostly pork fat), Schrammelbrot and Topfengolatschen.  Nothing wrong with that, now that I think about it.

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