More Dubai Jazz Festival 2017 acts announced

Musicians supporting Mariah Carey, Tom Jones and Enrique Iglesias in Dubai revealed

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The musical warm-up acts set to support headline performances by Mariah Carey, Tom Jones and Enrique Iglesias at the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival in Media City next month have been revealed.

Along with the superstar singers will be New York Blues band, The Rad Trads, Herbie Hancock collaborator Raul Midón and ex The Wanted singer Nathan Sykes.

Bluesy collective, The Rad Trads, have been labelled one of New York City’s most charismatic live acts and have just the sort of powerful horn section and driving rhythm to set the stage for Tom Jones on Wednesday February 22nd.

The next night, Thursday February 23, Mariah Carey headlines in Dubai and will share a stage with distinctive singer-songwriter Raul Midón. Called one of music’s most distinctive voices, Midón produced and engineered his forthcoming album and has worked with artists such as Jason Mraz, Queen Latifah and Snoop Dogg.

Before Enrique Iglesias closes the 2017 Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival on Friday February 24 Nathan Sykes will show off his solo skills. Already a multi-platinum-selling performer with his boy band, The Wanted, Sykes is emerging as a household name in his own right as a solo performer.

“With a line-up that features such heavyweights such as Sir Tom Jones, Mariah Carey and Enrique Iglesias we needed an equally compelling line-up of support acts to celebrate our 15th anniversary. We are looking forward to welcoming The Rad Trads, Raul Midón and Nathan Sykes to the Emirates Airlines Dubai Jazz Festival 2017. Our goal is to provide memorable and unique experiences for music fans all over the world and our full festival line-up certainly delivers that,” said Anthony Younes, CEO of Chillout Productions, Founders and Organisers of the Dubai Jazz Festival.
Dhs325-1,595. Wed, Feb 22-Fri, Feb 24. Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, www.dubaijazzfest.com (04 391 1196).

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