The Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival returns for its 16th edition. Music lovers will gather to Dubai Media City Amphitheatre on 21-23 February and be able to see a spectacular line-up of international bands and singers taking to the stage over the three days.
Duran Duran, the famous British rock band will start the festival on February 21 at 10,30 am. The band will perform both fan favourites and monster-hit singles from throughout their career alongside songs from their most recent, Top 10 charting record. Much of the band’s sound and style has inspired and been adopted by many of today’s top pop, indie and electro-rock outfits, yet decades into their career
In the evening, from 8.00 to 9.45 pm, they’ll be supported by Renegade Brass Band, a 12-piece band from the UK that play R&B tunes with a full brass band. RBB have already established a big live reputation as a headline act, and have played packed-out shows at venues around the UK and Europe.
John Legend, will perform on Thursday 22 February and bring smooth soul and sultry R&B to the stage, fans can expect to hear his new singles as well as his greatest hit All of Me from his fourth studio album. Supporting John Legend will be US singer China Moses, whose music is a mix of jazz, soul, and R&B.
Latin music star Ricky Martin will close the festival on 23 February. This will be his debut performance in Dubai, and fans can expect to see him performing his biggest hits, including ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca’, ‘Vente Pa’ Ca’, and ‘She Bangs’. Martin has been making music since he was 12, when he joined the Puerto Rican boyband Menudo, and he’s gone on to sell more than 70 million albums around the world.
His recent single “Vente Pa’ Ca” became one of the biggest hits of 2016, topping the charts worldwide.
Also performing on the Friday night will be Poncho Sanchez, the Grammy Award-winning Latin jazz musician, who has stirred up a fiery stew of straight-ahead jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American and South American sources.