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Updated:2017-09-09 07:55:31Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallLi Minsheng is one of the junior members of the “Old Jazz Band” at Shanghais ornate Fairmont Peace Hotel. Hes 76.Frequently described as the oldest jazz band on the planet and once recognized as such by Guinness World Records, its six wizened members range from a relatively youthful 63 to a scarcely believable 97-year-old trumpeter.They are an institution in Shanghai and a rare constant in a city and country that are modernizing at amazing speed.”I have been performing jazz for at least 40 years,” says Li, an alto saxophonist with a soft face and gentle air.”I got this saxophone in the 1960s and have played it ever since.”Born during the tumult and war following Japans late-1930s invasion, Li – like other Chinese his age – has witnessed remarkable change.”I started playing jazz and performing after the opening-up,” says Li, referring to the economic reforms launched in the late 1970s by Deng Xiaoping that propelled China to the worlds second-largest economy today.Previous Page1 2 3 Next PagePrevious Page1 2 3 Next Page8.03KRelated ArticlesFamed jazz club hits a high note in BeijingAt 13, Joey Alexander takes jazz back to the GrammysSouth Korean jazz pianist thrills fans in BeijingReturning to her jazz rootsGrowing the market for JazzTagsOldest jazz band remains a constant in fast-modernizing ShanghaiPhoto2017 New York fashion week:Ulla Johnson2017 New York fashion week: Brock CollectionChinese actress Sun Li poses for fashion magazineEarly autumn scenery at Baishi MountainPark scenery after rain in Yangzhou, E Chinas JiangsuFashion icon Liu Yifei poses for fashion magazineArtFilmCelebrityFashionFoodTravelAnnual fair pays tribute to late photographerAR exhibition of Japanese horror manga artist Ito Junji underway in Chengdu4th Silk Road Intl Arts Festival opens in NW ChinaMetal craft on show in BeijingMuseum holds sculpture displayThe web we weaveMuseum surveys 100 years of Chinese art in exhibitVivid 3D paintings turn Zhejiang village into vibrant zooNational Art Museum distributes 1,400 fine art catalogsEgyptian artist showcases work at Yinchuan eventSecrets behind the success of BRICS evening galaLooking at himself from the outside leads artist to paint Chinese monksWhats on in Beijing (Sept 2-8)Film review: Nominations for the Golden Rooster AwardsDunkirk storms Chinas cinemas with immersive storytellingInch of Land opens Beijing Fringe FestivalChinese film Angels Wear White debuts at Venice Film FestExplosive documentary honors pyrotechnics artistStory behind Saihanbas transformation to be told in upcoming TV seriesRemembering Hu Die, Chinas Greta GarboTen teen films to welcome the new semesterWall-crawling superhero looks to steal hearts in ChinaJohn Woos tribute to Ken TakakuraMixing diplomacy with a film festivalFashion icon Kris Wu poses for the fashion magazineActor Vic Chou poses for the fashion magazineChinese actress Sun Li poses for fashion magazineFashion icon Liu Yifei poses for fashion magazineTen teen films to welcome the new semesterStar clash marks League of Legends anniversaryChinese actress Liu Shishi poses for fashion magazinePop idol Angelababy poses for fashion magazine2017 Miss Hong Kong announcedAnais Martane: More than just a Chinese celebritys wifeChinese celebrities shine in Chinese painting style photosWhite and red: Jolin Tsai poses for fashion magazineMassimo Dutti presents its first show in AsiaChanel 2017/2018 Cruise collection2017 New York fashion week:Ulla Johnson2017 New York fashion week: Brock CollectionThe best of Resort 20182017 Toronto Fashion Week: Lucian MatisSplendid Uygur fashion 100 years agoFashion model Gigi Hadid under fire for alleged racist behavior2017 Sao Paulo fashion week:Giuliana RomannoSix Chinese faces to delight 2017 Victorias Secret Fashion showBlurring the lines of his, her clothesAs women look into the mirror, what they see is stars10 savory specialties of XiamenHotpot hot spotUncorking potentialYangbi holds festival to promote walnut sectorI smell like wine! 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