Chillout Productions Announces the dates for the 6th annual Skywards Dubai Jazz Festival featuring the all-time Bee Gees’ Robin Gibb to perform live on March 1st,, 2008 with a Medley of Jazz greats at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre.
The Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival is giving music fans plenty to sing about; and environs will reverberate with the sounds and rhythms of some of the world’s international greatest jazz performers.
Robin Gibb has been a principal member of one of the most celebrated songwriting teams and recording groups of all time who were noted for their versatile singing and songwriting producing hits over a two decade span: The Bee Gees.
From their early days in their native England to their childhood musical successes in Australia to their later status as world conquerors with their platinum Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, the Bee Gees have had more careers, and hit records, than any band. Prolific songwriters that they have been, this doesn't even take into account the numerous hits other artists have had with their songs.
For most of his life Robin Gibb legendary status, along with his brothers Barry and Maurice, has long been established worldwide.
Robin's trademark ethereal voice has been a key identity in the Bee Gees sound, and he molded his own musical identity with a number of solo releases, including the number one hits "Saved by the Bell" and "Juliet". Robin continuously develops new songs and ideas in his home studio, occasionally writing and producing for other artists, and adds his distinct vocals to selected projects, some of these for charities.
Robin was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2001/2002 New Year's Honors List, along with his brothers Maurice and Barry.
In November 2006, Robin released an album of Christmas carols called Robin Gibb - My Favourite Carols, backed by one of London choirs. The album also features a brand new song written by Robin called "Mother of Love", which was released in Europe as a download single.
The first of March 2008 will be a great date to remember, having the Bee Gees’ Robin Gibb performing for the first time in the Middle East and gulf region for a highly entertaining show thrilling his remarkable number of fans.
Anthony Younes, Managing Director of Chillout Productions, the founders and Organizers of the Dubai International Jazz Festival, said: “The yearly enthusiastic success of Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival, drives us strongly to bring together first-rate global performers like Robin Gibb”.
For its sixth year, the festival expands its profile of artists to include an outstanding additional performances and top talents blending in various music sensibilities which will be a trademark of the Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival 2008. Final line-up and details about participating artists are to be announced shortly with astonishing surprises and “WOW” news.
Contemporary Rock Star David Gray To Perform Live In Dubai, On The Night Of February 29th At The Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival 2008!
The countdown has begun to the 6th Annual Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival 2008; the event that is easily going to surpass anything that has been seen or heard in Dubai Media City Amphitheater!
Don’t Miss the artist of a very different kind – Pop idol David Gray who is set to appear for the first time at the most popular event in the region “Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival” organized by Chillout Productions for the 6th year in a row. Gray’s show will be the show-of-attraction for a large audience.
“We try to cater for all music fans in the region, and with the presence of David Gray this year, we can assure that we are attending to the lovers of all types of music and guarantee that the festival will go beyond Jazz” said Anthony Younes, Managing Director of Chillout Productions, the founders and organizers of the Dubai International Jazz Festival.
Following on from the explosion in popularity during 1999, which was a year that witnessed David successful embark in the world of music; Gray has emerged as one of the finest singer-songwriters, capable of some truly emotional power-ballads in the style of tracks like "Babylon", his breakthrough success, "Sail Away", "Please Forgive Me", and "The Other Side". His voice is powerfully distinct-raw, passionate and at times affecting.
With White Ladder, Gray has sold more than six million copies worldwide and became one of the UK’s most popular and enduring artists. In Ireland, White Ladder remains the best-selling album of all-time.
He has also won a GQ Award for Best Solo Artist (2002), a Q Award for best single (2001) and has been nominated twice for best male at the Brit Awards. Such accolade is richly deserved, as Gray is fast becoming a national treasure.
Gray continues to write and record at his studio in north London, and expects to have a new album ready for release by fall 2008.
“With the valued support of our sponsors and partners, and the participation of music prodigies like David Gray, we look forward to have the Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival in 2008 a great success as it has always been throughout the years”, added Anthony Younis.
As ever, more news and details about the participating artists on the night of February 29th are to be announced successively.
Tickets are available now on www.boxofficeme.com and www.timeouttickets.com.
And starting January 15th, 2008 at all Virgin Megastores, Hallmark and Spinneys. For more details, please visit www.dubaijazzfest.com