Jazz at the JZ Club October, 2009
Went with Jonathan Gong Wei, one of the IIT students from four years ago, to the JZ Club, a jazz club on Nanshan Road next to West Lake. I invited two of my fellow faculty members, Wu De Gang (Dominick) and Zheng Li, to join us.
Nanshan Road is the place to see and be seen in Hangzhou. It runs adjacent to West Lake, so the views across the river are beautiful. Think of the view of downtown Chicago from the Fullerton Avenue bridge over the pond at night, or the view of downtown from the Planetarium. Except that the lake here is small enough to see across, and in the distance are hills lit up with lights from houses, and the moon is out, and the city has worked very hard to make this area attractive to the "gold collared workers" that my friend Bob Yovovich talks about.