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The Ritz-Carlton Experience by The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai (Autumn Issue, 2012)

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Food and drink deals to savour this fall; Your guide to Shanghai's hottest art events; Tips from concierge for the Autumn season; Wedding and Meeting Packages
  • The Ritz-Carlton Experience 1

    Some of the world'S premier jazz artiStS come to Shanghai thiS month, many of them right on your doorStep

    Shanghais longest running music festival returns again this year with a two-day outdoor event from Saturday 20-Sunday 21 October and a five-day Master Hall series of jazz greats at the Shanghai Centre Theatre, located here beside the Por tman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai.

    Organised by the city's premier live jazz destination JZ Club (46 Fuxing Lu, near Yongfu Lu, 6431 0269, www.jzclub.cn), the festival is now in its eighth year and this time round boasts a range of big name jazz acts from both home and abroad.

    The outdoor festival, held over a range of six different stages at the Expo Park on the banks of the Huangpu, will feature acts such as Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Roy

    Hargrove, British acid-jazz band Incognito and Cuban outfit Ochun. Hong Kong-born actress and singer Karen Mok will also play with her jazz band, performing tracks from her forthcoming album, while a slew of local acts will join the bill including Theo Croker, trip-hop duo AM444 and bluegrass outfit The Arkansas Travellers.

    The Master Hall series meanwhile will welcome a procession of star names to the Shanghai Centre Theatre in the week after the outdoor festival. The Ron Carter Quartet will kick things off on Tuesday 23 October, as one of jazz musics most influential bassists takes to the stage. Car ter has worked with such luminaries as BB King and Bill Evans, while also playing a stint with the Miles Davis Quintet in the 1960s, picking up a slew of awards along the way.

    Los Angeles popular jazz ensemble The Yellowjackets follow on Wednesday 24 October before the Chris Potter Quartet play on Thursday 25 October. The twice Grammy-nominated Yellowjackets have released a series of well-received albums and even contributed two songs to the soundtrack of the movie Star Trek IV. Meanwhile, Saxophonist Potter is widely recognised as a world class soloist and an accomplished composer. In recent years, he has also become a formidable bandleader and has performed with big names such as Herbie Hancock.

    Another former collaborator of Hancocks (not to mention numerous other jazz greats such as Diana Reeves, Stan Getz and more), Terri Lyne Carrington performs music from her Mosaic Project a diverse musical initiative that brings together top female instrumentalists from around the world on Friday 26 October.

    Finally, the Masters Hall series is brought to a close on Saturday 27 October by multi Grammy-winning vocal quar tet The Manhattan Transfer. Led by former Madison Avenue marketing exec Timothy Hauser, the group are sure to bring the curtain down on a great month of music in style.

    Meanwhile, at the Portman Ritz-Carlton, jazz and blues legend George Butts returns to The Ritz Bar this fall nightly MondaySaturday from 6:30pm11pm with special guests on Thursdays and Saturdays. See 'Tasting time at The Ritz Bar,' page three, for more details.

    For more details on the JZ Festival and to enquire about tickets, please visit the concierge.

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    Your guide to Shanghai's hottest art events


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    JZ Club46, 6431 0269,www.jzclub.cn8

    6Roy Hargrove, Incognito Cuban outfit OchunTheo Croker's Afrosonic Orchestra, AM444 bluegrassThe Arkansas Travellers

    Ron Carter102375

    CaterBB KingBill Evans60Miles Davis Quintet

    Ye l l ow jackets10241025Chris PotterYellow jackets4PotterHerbie Hancock

    HancockDiana Reeves, Stan GetzTerri Lyne CarringtonThe Mosaic Project1026The Mosaic Project

    12The Manhattan TransferMadison AvenueTimothy Hauser

    George Butts


  • 2 The Ritz-Carlton Experience

    celebrate the mid-autumn festival with our Shikumen moooncakes


    6279 8888, 4770 6279 7977

    The Por tman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai is celebrating this year's Mid-Autumn Festival while concurrently reflecting the rich cultural heritage of the city's historical Shikumen (or 'stone gate') architecture.

    The beautifully presented traditional treats come in two varieties double egg yolk with white lotus seed paste, and double egg yolk with red bean paste. The chefs have specially sourced the finest ingredients and handmade each set of eight. These are then carefully packaged in elegant gift boxes with traditional Shikumen patterns which reflect par t of the heritage of Shanghai, making The Por tman Ritz-Carlton Shikumen mooncakes thoughtful gifts for family, friends and business associates.

    Shikumen Mooncake gift vouchers can be purchased from Summer Pavilion and Tables, and the delicious mooncakes are ready to be collected at the hotel from September 1 unti l September 30, 2012 from 10am7pm. Priced at 238RMB net per box, guests can enjoy special savings for bulk orders: a 5 per cent saving for ever y purchase of 10 boxes, 14 per cent for a minimum of 50 boxes, 17 per cent for a purchase of 100 boxes, 30 per cent for 150 boxes and 42 per cent for 300 boxes. With any order of over 500 boxes, guests can also customise the mooncake gift box with a company logo.

    For further information or enquiries related to the mooncakes, please call 6279 8888, extension 4770 or 6279 7977.

    art attack: Shanghais art season



    Alexandre JolyAlexandre


    Maurizio Anzeri / Yto Barrada / Roberto Paci DalOlafur Eliasson

    Erik KesselsFrancesco ZanotMaurizio Anzeri / 35Jonathas de Andrade20108

    979Massimo Torriganiwww.timeoutshanghai.com

    Fall is always a big time of year for Shanghai's art scene, but this year is set to be bigger and better than ever with the return of ShContemporar y and the opening of a new galler y on the former Expo site. The brand new Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Ar t, located in a former power plant at the old Jiangnan Shipyard on the banks of the Huangpu, is set to open in October by hosting the Shanghai Biennale, which this year will explore the theme "Re-source/form/new/public".

    Also slated to open in October is a new "ar t palace" in the former Expo China Pavilion, the spectacular red structure at the centre of the Pudong side of the Expo site. For more details on both the biennale and the new museum, check for updates on www.timeoutshanghai.com.

    Meanwhile, kicking off an outstanding season of art this year is ShContemporary. This year, the sixth edition of Shanghais always-eventful annual art fair will feature more than 500 artists represented by 90 exhibitors from 18 countries. Within this, ShContemporar y also features curated "special projects", which hone in on a few chosen themes and media. Below is a run down of the various areas and their highlights:

    Now InkYou l l see ink - insp i r ed scu lp tu res , photography and paintings by up to 17 ar tists from as far away as Switzerland and Egypt, with strong representation from mainland China, Taiwan and, this year, a special emphasis on Indian artists. Artists Shanghai audiences might recognise include Ni Youyu, Shen Fan and Alexandre Joly, whose alien-like ink sculpture Absolute Sine is by far one of the most mystifying works weve seen all year.

    First IssueThis area will feature work by post-80s ar tists about half of whom are from China. Look out for Liao Guohes painting of a human-breasted milk cow licking a broken milk truck and a striking video-light installation by Taiwanese artist Yu Cheng-Ta.

    Hot SpotsWork by top Shanghai artists MadeIn and Shi Qing will be among this year's Hot Spots, together with pieces by Maurizio Anzeri (Italy/UK), who adds colour ful embroider y to v intage photographs; upcoming videographer and photographer Yto Barrada (France/Morocco); director-composer Rober to Paci Dal (Italy); and light and colour installation maestro Olafur Eliasson (Denmark), among others.

    The Video Room and The Asia Pacific Photography PrizeHighlights here will feature photos from across the region chosen by a jur y that includes Erik Kessels (editor-curator), Francesco Zanot (historian-critic), Maurizio Anzeri (ar tist) and Peng & Chen (creative directors-editors). The 35 videos have each been selected by different members of the New York-based organisation Independent Curators International. Watch out for Brazilian ar tist Jonathas de Andrades 2010 work Pacifico, made with Styrofoam model boards, maps and paper and recorded in Super-8.

    ShContemporary takes place from Friday 7-Sunday 9 September at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre, opposite the Por tman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai. For an inter view with fair director Massimo Torrigani please see www.timeoutshanghai.com or for more details or to enquire about tickets to ShContemporary, please visit the concierge.

  • The Ritz-Carlton Experience 3

    food and drink deals to savour this fall







    David2581882.3056279 7977

    George Butts6.3011Party68


    Afternoon Tea at the Tea Room, Lobby LoungeAfternoon Tea has long been a Ritz-Carlton tradition and at The Por tman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai we have created the finest tea experience in Shanghai. Join us daily in the newly created tea room and enjoy our innovative afternoon tea set featuring Davids famous tea-infused cocktails.258RMB including a tea-infused cocktail or a flute of Champagne. 188RMB if you prefer a 'dry' tea. Every day from 2:305pm at the Lobby Lounge. Reservations are strongly recommended, please call 6279 7977

    Hairy Crab Season at Summer Pavilion & TablesBe sure to catch one of

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