The Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival will take place on 25-27 February at the Dubai Media City Amphitheater.
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This year, the festival will be headlined by Sting, the former lead singer of The Police and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member. He has won 10 Grammy Awards, two Brits, a Golden Globe, and an Emmy Award, and has had three Oscar nominations. The 63-year-old Sting has sold almost100 a million albums during his career.
Also performing at the 2015 festival are James Blunt, Christina Perri, John Legend, and Esperanza Spalding. James Blunt, who will be in Dubai for the third time, will perform on the first day of the festival together with Christina Perri. The 40-year-old Blunt is an English singer-songwriter, who has sold more than 20 million albums and 17 million singles worldwide. He is best known for the song You are beautiful, which earned five Grammy nominations in 2007. He has also won numerous other music awards.
Perri is a singer-songwriter from Philadelphia, USA. She has produced two albums and won the Best Music category at the BMI Pop Awards in 2013 for the song A Thousand Years, which was used as the soundtrack for the movie Twilight Saga.
The second night will bring the headline act Sting on stage starting 10:30 pm and he is expected to thrill the audience. Lindsey Stirling, an American violinist, and a dancer will also perform on the day. Stirling is one of the musicians, aged 30 years or younger, who are touted to change the world by Forbes magazine. Forbes cites her great finish in the fifth season of America’s Got Talent, and a second spot on the Billboard 200 for her Shatter Me album as some of the reasons for the nomination. She has 5.8million subscribers on YouTube.
On the third night, all-time great John Legend will take to the stage together with rising sensation Esperanza Spalding. Legend, who has in the past year dominated the airwaves with his ballad All of you, has won nine Grammy Awards. Spalding is an American jazz bassist, cellist, and singer, who has won four Grammy Awards. She bagged the Grammy for Best New Artist in 2011, becoming the first Jazz musician to win it.
Tickets are exclusively sold by Ticket Master at Dh295-Dh1,250. The tickets can be purchased from the Ticket Master website, Ticketmaster.ae or by calling 800-86-823.
About the Dubai Jazz Festival
The Emirates Dubai Jazz Festival, popularly known as the Jazz Fest, is an annual music festival held in February in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This year’s edition will be the tenth.
Other musicians who have performed at the event are Deep Purple, Macy Gray, Jools Holland, Stanley Jordan, Kool & the Gang, Santana Spyro Gyra, and Toto.
As the Middle East’s greatest music festival, the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival attracts more than 30,000 visitors annually.
The Emirates Airline, through its Emirates Skywards program, is committed to supporting the growth of music and art by sponsoring the award-winning festival.