After going to dinner for a co-workers birthday last night we went to a jazz bar called JZ Club. It’s a fantastic venue, with dark wood, two levels with the upper being an open semi-circle looking down at the stage. On the lower level are bar tables and stools covering the area in front of the stage and upstairs is full of plush rouge sofas. The band last night was a multi-cultural funk group that played some great covers with a skilled player on the soprano sax and a solid bassist. It seems that all bars in Shanghai are sponsored by some alcohol, typically a whiskey and JZ was no exception, being sponsored by Macallan. It’s at 46 Fuxing Xi Lu near Yongfu Lu (or 复兴西路46号（近永福路）for those who are so inclined).