Li Xiaochuan

Li Xiaochuan is a jazz trumpeter and composer, who has become one of China's premier jazz musicians since his emergence in 2001.He began his musical career when he was 11 years old. His father, who is a professional trumpeter, was an early influence on him and has given him the most musical influence to date, since he was born. He studied classical music and graduated from the prestigious Shanghai Conservatory in 2005 with a degree in classical trumpet performance. During this period, he was a member of the Shanghai Conservatory Youth Orchestra and played in Shanghai Spring Festivals. However, his talent in jazz and creative musical expression, soon made him one of the most sought-after jazz musicians in China. After playing his first jazz concert in 2004, he began to work with the Shanghai Jazz Orchestra and played at Shanghai Jazz Festival 2006 and 2007.Also during this time he lead the group “E-Groove”, a Shanghai-based jazz band that performed original music, fusion, and jazz standards. For this project he collaborated with outstanding musicians and singers such as Coco Zhao, Nils Landgren, Wang Hao, Erica Lee, Jasmine Chen, Chih-Peng Chen, Tian Guoan Etc. He has been playing at different venues in Shanghai, such as Shanghai Concert Hall, Shanghai Grand Theatre, shanghai Oriental Art Center, Jin Mao Tower Concert Hall, Shanghai Art Theatre, Shanghai Centre Theatre and numerous jazz lives

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