成立于2006年的JZ BIG BAND是目前中国最高水准、最活跃的爵士大乐队，集合了国内外的一流爵士乐手。从经典的摇摆乐、节奏感强烈的放克到热情的拉丁音乐，JZ BIG BAND将爵士的风味更好地在展现乐迷面前，乐队融合而丰富的音乐风格，以及让人眼花缭乱的个性独奏，瞬间带我们回到爵士的黄金时代，让我们在最纯粹的演奏中陶醉。大乐队由专注于高音、次中音萨克斯风演奏多年，并擅长即兴创作的Alec Haavik引导，这位大家熟知的纽约萨克斯风手近年来持续在国内外各大爵士音乐节献艺，这位霹雳指挥的现场更是肆意洒脱，让观众惊喜连连。
The JZ Big Band is the premier large jazz ensemble in China. Conducted by Shanghai Jazz Music icon – Alec Haavik. Featuring the top American, European and Chinese musicians based inShanghai, the band has received critical acclaim for its performances withinternationally renowned artists like Dee Dee Bridgewater, Cui Jian, Li Quan,Coco Zhao and others. They’ve participated in the previous JZ Festival Shanghai many times,Shanghai expo, JZ Festival Dalian, Shanghai International Film Festival andmany International High level brands, and became very active in China and invarious music activities in the world. Also, as the designated band of LauraFygi’s China tour in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. JZ BigBand performs everything from swing Jazz to funk and Latin music, also Music Director- Alec Haavik’s original compositions, They are the Top Jazz big band in China.
Coco Zhao has explored the possibilities of jazz within traditional and modern music and culture, both Western and Chinese.His unique voice, imagination, and expressive singing style have made him beyond reproach as one of China's most creative voices. Coco has gained world wide recognition and has received invitations to music festival sworld wide. Youth Daily has called him “China’s most promising young Jazz musician".