Author is Completing Documentary on Jazz in China

Mike Lawson • News • February 11, 2021

Dr. Eugene Marlow, who served as president of media production company Media Enterprises Inc. over a quarter of a century, says he’s in the final stages of editing a feature-length documentary about the hundred-year history of “Jazz in China” based on his 2018 book of the same name.

“Jazz in China” tells the paradoxical 100-year story of how jazz—a democratic form of music—exists and thrives in China—a country with a long tradition of adherence to central authority.

Through interviews with leading indigenous jazz musicians, sinologists and historians in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, the documentary reveals the significant influence of African-American jazz musicians and 20th century technologies on the spread of jazz in China and its appeal to a largely young audience.

Dr. Marlow’s goal is to finish editing this documentary in time for its planned completion announcement on International Jazz Day, April 30, 2021.

He asks that potential supporters of the project learn more and help support that goal by watching the video trailer at

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