Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival from 22nd till 24th February 2016
Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival confirms that music legend Sir Tom Jones will be headlining the opening night of its 15th anniversary celebration on February 22nd, 2017 at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. The highly-anticipated event also earlier revealed that the best-selling female artist of all time, Mariah Carey will be performing on February 23rd; and the biggest Latin recording artist in music history, Enrique Iglesias, will take to the stage on February 24th.
With a successful career that spans over five decades, Sir Tom is a well-loved icon who continues to have a vital recording and performing career to this day. With energetic and irresistible shows that traverse eras and genres, his performances appeal to music fans of all ages. He has sold over 100 million records and although he is well known for hits including “It’s Not Unusual”, “Kiss”, “Delilah”, “What’s New Pussycat”, “Green, Green Grass of Home”, “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again”, and “If I Only Knew”, he is first and foremost an artist with true rhythm and blues soul. At the age of 76, he has garnered the best reviews of his career for his most recent albums “Long Lost Suitcase” (recorded in collaboration with producer and multi-instrumentalist, Ethan Johns), “Spirit in The Room” and “Praise & Blame”. Critics across the world are unanimous in their approval and admiration for both the recorded work and the performance of them in concert.
Sir Tom was knighted by Her Majesty the Queen in 2006, an honour he deeply cherishes and was able to celebrate once again in 2012 when he performed at the Queens Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace. In 2015, Sir Tom continued his role as Coach on the fourth series of The Voice UK, working alongside will.i.am, Rita Ora and Ricky Wilson. Other highlights of his long career include receiving a BRIT Award for Best Male and Outstanding Contribution to Music, a Silver Clef Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Hitmaker Award from the [US] Songwriters Hall of Fame, GQ Man of The Year, and the prestigious [UK] Music Industry Trust Award.
The award-winning singer, songwriter and record producer Mariah Carey, will be performing in Dubai as the headline act for its second night on February 23rd. The best-selling female artist of all time, with more than 220 million records sold and eighteen #1 singles – the most for any solo artist in history – Mariah Carey is a luminous and enduring talent who has enthralled audiences for a quarter-century. Known for her distinct five-octave vocal range, she is equally distinguished as a songwriter, penning all but one of her #1 singles, including “Fantasy,” “Always Be My Baby,” “Hero,” “Touch My Body,” “One Sweet Day” and “We Belong Together,” more than any other solo artist. As a singer, songwriter and producer, Carey has been recognized with multiple Grammy Awards.
Undeniably the biggest Latin recording artist in music history, Enrique Iglesias has sold more than 130 million albums worldwide, released ten studio albums plus two greatest hits compilations, and is a multiplatinum artist in almost every country around the world. He holds the record for most weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart with his hit “Bailando” at 42 weeks, and the music video has gained over one billion views on YouTube. Enrique’s 14th #1 Dance Club Song, “Tonight (I’m Loving You),” made him the king of the chart beating out Michael Jackson for the most #1’s in Billboard history.
“With a line-up that features heavyweights such as Sir Tom Jones, Mariah Carey and Enrique Iglesias coming together to celebrate our 15th anniversary, we fervently hope to establish the UAE and the Dubai Jazz Festival as important destinations for outstanding live events. At the heart of this mission is of course our goal to provide memorable and unique experiences for music fans all over the world,” shared Anthony Younes, CEO of Chillout Productions, Founders and Organisers of the Dubai Jazz Festival.
Tickets are available via www.ticketmaster.ae