The Score has been running a fairly impressive season with a diverse selection of highly distinguished classical musicians from all over the globe. From the “kings of the classical saxophone” to Catrin Finch, the former official harpist to The Prince of Wales; The Score felt “there can be no better choice to reflect Dubai’s rich diversity and cultural abundance” than to conclude with a globally acclaimed artist, Amjad Ali Khan.
“Tarek Yamani is an award winning, New York based jazz pianist – bringing an intellectually and musically stimulating programme of Jazz standards, Brazillian songs and his own original compositions. Experience jazz at its purest and most intense and look forward to a few special guest appearances. Fans of jazz and top-shelf tunes dont miss out! ”
That was The Fridge‘s event description that was held last Monday the 11th of March, 2013.
Getting to the venue wasn’t that hard if you had the general directions of where it’s located, which is tucked away in Al-Qouz 1 industrial area, in Al-Serkal Avenue. It gives the event a more authentic and exclusive feel.
Being in the “glamorous” Dubai, Continue reading
I’m not going to write about how the name “Dubai Jazz Festival” doesn’t fit an event with the headliners being a pop rock band, an American alternative rock band, a classic rock band, and an Irish alternative rock band; because that’s been done.
Another series of nights the Dubai Jazz Festival brings is the Jazz Garden. It runs during the festival’s weekdays usually with many jazz artists to look forward to see perform. I have been a frequent attendee of the Jazz Garden in the past few years, where I experienced the likes of Arun Ghosh.
Ustad Zakir Hussein (tabla), Bela Fleck (Banjo), Edgar Meyer (Upright Bass), U Srinivas (Mandolin) and Rakesh Chaurasia (Flute) played last Thursday at the World Trade Center in Dubai, to an almost sold-out crowd.
The first time I saw Zakir Hussein play live was 4 years ago in Dubai at the Aviation Club, so I had high expectations for this concert. Continue reading