Sunday | February 21, 2016

Santana, David Grey and more: What a Line up for JazzFest 2016!

Santana, David Grey and more: What a Line up for JazzFest 2016!

A three-day jazz festival starting on Wednesday February 24th until Friday the 26th

The lineup:

Wednesday February 24.

Scott Bradlees�s Postmodern Jukebox

This rotating group of musicians, led by the US pianist and composer Scott Bradlee are renowned for covering pop songs in different styles such as ragtime and jazz, and the viral hit on YouTube of their doo-wop version of Miley Cyrus�s �We Can�t Stop�.

Emirates Stage, 7.30pm-8.30pm.


Famous for the hits �Africa�, �I�ll Be Over You� and �Rosanna�, this US band rocked the charts in the late 70�s and 80�s, and performed a sell out show in Dubai in 2007.

Emirates Stage, 10.30pm-12.30am.


This band from Manchester have sold over 12 million albums and are famed for their huge 90�s hits �Sit Down� and �She�s a Star�. This gig is in conjunction with their world tour to promote their 14th studio album, �Girl�.

Emirates Stage, 9pm-10pm.

Thursday February 25

David Gray

This English singer-songwriter became famous after the release of his 4th album �White Ladder� in 2000, which gave rise to melodic hits such as �Sail Away� and �Babylon�. He will perform hits from his latest album, �Mutineers� as well as some of his classic songs

Emirates Stage, 8pm-9.30pm.

Sting and Chris Botti

Last years headliner Sting is this year sharing the stage with the Grammy Award winning trumpet player, Chris Botti, to perform arrangements of songs such as �Concierto de Aranjuez� and �When I Fall in Love� as well as a selection of Sting�s hit tracks including �Every Breath You Take� and �Shape of My Heart�.

Emirates Stage, 10pm-12.30am.

Friday February 26


Multi Grammy Award winning jazz, Latin rock fusion band Santana first gained fame in the 60�s and have recently made a comeback with �The Game of Love� and �Maria Maria� from their 2007 hit album, �Ultimate Santana.

Emirates Stage, 10pm-12.30am.

La Bomba De Tiempo

This innovative and energetic percussion ensemble improvise live on stage using over 70 signs so every concert is unique as the musicians and director create fresh music based on the signs used.

Emirates Stage, 8.30pm-9.30pm.

As well as the events on the Emirates Stage jazz fans can watch live music at different jazz and blues venues around the city

Blue Bar

Abri & Funk Radius performs every Friday with a soulful jazz set.

Fri 10pm. Novotel Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 0000).

Delphine Restaurant & bar

The Armenian group The Mango Band play jazz and soul covers and even take requests from the audience.

Sun-Thu 7pm-11pm; Fri 7pm-midnight. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8888).

Frankie�s Italian Bar & Grill

Kevin Bassett and Donovan Rossouw play soul and jazz five nights a week.

Tue-Sat 8pm-1am. Al Fattan Towers, The walk, JBR (04 399 4311).


The Swing Revue play classic 50�s numbers along with modern pop hits every Wednesday. And if you want to learn how to hand jive, Lindy Bop Dubai offer the audience a free introductory dance lesson after the band�s first set of the night.

Wed 8pm. Cluster A, JLT (04 441 6342).

The Ivy's Jazz Lounge

Silky smooth Irish performer Ciaran Fox plays 50�s big band and swing band sets that are reminiscent of 1950s New York.

Thu 7.30pm-11pm. Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 319 8767).

Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival: Dhs325 (regular), Dhs695 (golden circle), Dhs895 (fan pit), Dhs1,250 (VIP terrace). February 24-26, 7pm-12.30am. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre


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