On their rest day, they were able to take in many of the sights and smells of Shanghai, including a visit to the world’s largest Starbucks Reserve, where they were able to sample beans grown and brewed locally, as well as other speciality items like milk coffee nitros, some of which were blended with alcohols and spirits like whiskey or vodka.
Last night we performed our second concert of the tour at the Hong Kong International Jazz Festival. The group sounded amazing as we played right up to the end of the venue’s time limitations. The crowd demanded an encore just as they did in Yokohama and once again the venue relented so we could continue. It’s honor to be able to represent San Jose Jazz in such an extraordinary way.
We had an early mid morning sound check which allowed some time to explore this beautiful city. Roast goose is a Hong Kong specialty and we had the pleasure of enjoying it at a Michelin star restaurant for lunch. We also took a ferry ride across the harbor. What a beautiful skyline this vertical city has!
After the concert, promoter Peter Lee took us out for a wonderful celebratory dinner. There we had an excellent meal and made many new friends including artists from France, Malaysia and the Philippines.
Tomorrow early morning shuttle to the airport and a flight to Beijing.
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