3rd Dubai Int'l Jazz Festival 2005

Chillout Productions, the organisers and promoters of the Dubai and Abu Dhabi International Jazz festivals, has announced that “Orchestra,” the original members of Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) will be coming to Dubai as the final act on the festival’s main stage on the last day, as part of its complete line-up of its international artists for the third Philips Dubai International Jazz Festival, to be held at the Dubai Media City Lake Park from February 2nd to 4th, 2005. In keeping with its theme, “Much more than Jazz,” the third Philips Dubai International Jazz Festival line-up features various jazz forms.

“Each year, we travel all around the world to bring the best talents in Jazz to Dubai for the festival,” said Renato Lombardo, Artistic Director of Chillout Productions. “This year is no exception. We are very privileged to have some of the best musicians of the calibre of Mike Stern, Anna Popovic, Sue Foley, Ray Gelato, Claire Martin, Anne Ducros, David Reinhardt, Ptah Brown and Tim Fritz.”

Claire Martin, and Ray Gelato will be performing on day one along with Jazz Matrix featuring Jim Mullen and Peter King Quartet, some very well known names from UK’s Jazz scene. Day two’s line up include the Olivier Collette Quintet from Belgium, David Reinhardt Quintet, Ptah Brown, Tim Fritz, Lello Panico and finally the Blues Caravan featuring vocals from Anna Popovic, Sue Foley, and Candye Kane. In addition to ELO, day three will also feature Rigmor Gustafsson sub-stage 1, Mike Stern on sub-stage 2 and Jazz Diva, Anne Ducros on the main stage. “It is very gratifying to have a wide choice of excellent Jazz musicians not just from the US (the traditional home of Jazz) but from all over the world,” said Lombardo. “It was hard having to pick only a few to invite for each year’s show. I can only promise that whatever you see and hear at this year’s festival, there is a lot more out there and it can only get bigger and better because there are some extraordinarily talented musicians of all genres out there.”

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