Japanese Bossa Nova singer Lisa Ono will stage a concert in
Shanghai's Fuxing Park on May 2 to kick off the Shanghai
International Jazz Week.
Ono will perform in a 1,900-seat tent specially built for the
"The tickets range from 180 (US$23) to 880 yuan and we have
received many booking calls including one from a Japanese group of
fans," said Xu Yong from Shanghai East Entertainment Company, which
is organizing both the concert and Jazz Week.
Xu said Ono will bring a 14-piece team for the concert including
her nine-piece band.
"She's an easy-going star who hasn't asked for unusual treatment
but only five-star hotel accommodation and business class flight,"
Lisa Ono is the undisputed queen of Japan's thriving Bossa Nova
scene. Born in Sao Paulo and raised in Japan, Ono was musically
influenced by her father, a bossa nova fan who at one time managed
the legendary Baden Powell and owned music clubs in both Brazil and
She has released records almost every year since her debut album
Catupiry in 1989.
Her 1991 album Nana received Japan's "Grand Prix Gold
Disk Award for Jazz."
(CRI.cn March 1, 2007)